Our Management Team
Tim S. Granger
Mr. Granger was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Granger served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Molopo Energy Limited from January 3, 2012 to January 17, 2013, and as President and Chief Executive Officer, and director of Compton Petroleum Corporation from January 6, 2009 through December 2, 2011. Prior thereto, Mr. Granger held the office of Vice President, Asset Optimization and Chief Operating Officer at Paramount Energy Trust and prior to that, Managing Director of TAQA North following the acquisition of Primewest Energy by TAQA in January of 2008. Mr. Granger had been the Chief Operating Officer of Primewest which he joined in 1999. Mr. Granger has more than 28 years of extensive experience in exploitation, production operations and asset management. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Granger held various managerial positions at Pogo Canada Ltd. and Petro-Canada, including production engineering and upstream information technology. Prior to 1996, Mr. Granger held various management positions at Amerada Hess Canada Ltd., and engineering positions at Dynex Petroleum Ltd., Canterra Energy Ltd. and Dome Petroleum Limited. Mr. Granger graduated from Carleton University with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.
Douglas W. Axani
Mr. Axani was appointed as our Vice President, Exploration in March 2011. Mr. Axani has served as Exploration Manager of LPR Canada (formerly Canadian Forest Oil Ltd.), since February 2009. From April 2008 to October 2008, Mr. Axani worked for Terralliance Technologies Canada Inc., an oil and gas exploration and development company, as Manager of Exploration, where he managed the Canadian operations within the Calgary office. Mr. Axani worked for Kereco Energy Ltd., an oil and gas exploration and development company, from February 2005 to January 2008, where he started as a senior exploration geologist and moved into the position of Manager of Exploration for the Northern Business District. Mr. Axani’s responsibilities at Kereco Energy Ltd. included mapping and developing new prospects and selecting well locations to add to corporate production and reserves. Mr. Axani received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alberta in 1994. He is a Professional Geologist and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.
Mimi M. Lai
Ms. Lai was appointed as our Vice President, Finance & Controller in January 2015. Ms. Lai had held the position of Controller since May 2014. Prior to joining LPR Canada, Ms. Lai served as Manager, Financial Reporting at Harvest Operations Corp. from January 2011 to May 2014. From January 2001 to January 2011, Ms. Lai held several increasingly senior positions with Ernst & Young LLP, culminating as the Sr. Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services. Ms. Lai is a Chartered Accountant since 2003 and received a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting degree from the University of Calgary in 2000.
Shona F. Mackenzie
Ms. Mackenzie was appointed as our Vice President, Operations in June 2013. Ms. Mackenzie had held the position of Vice President, Engineering & Exploitation since March 2011 and prior thereto Ms. Mackenzie has served as Manager of Engineering and Exploitation of LPR Canada (formerly Canadian Forest Oil Ltd.) since October 2009. Prior to joining LPR Canada, Ms. Mackenzie served as the Reservoir Engineering Manager of RPS Group Plc, a petroleum engineering consultancy company, from February 2007 to October 2009, where she managed a team working in field development planning, field rehabilitation, reserves evaluation, and reservoir simulation. From August 1999 to February 2007, Ms. Mackenzie worked for APA Petroleum Engineering Inc., a petroleum engineering consultancy company, as the Integrated Studies Manager, where she managed the construction and application of Integrated Field Models. Ms. Mackenzie received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Offshore (Civil) Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 1992 and a Master of Engineering degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 1994. She is a certified Professional Engineer and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.