Management Team

Robert J. Beekhuizen

President

Mr. Beekhuizen is the CEO of Athabasca Minerals Inc, and has 30+ years industry experience including prior senior executive roles with AltaGas, Granite Construction, Fluor, Husky Energy, and Flint/URS. Robert has managed and directed organizations and multi-billion dollar capital programs with responsibilities encompassing engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning & operations. His sector experience includes international and domestic ventures in Oil & Gas, Oilsands, Refining, Midstream, Power, Mining, and Infrastructure. Robert has successfully established sanction requirements for Owner and Contractor organizations at Board levels, and has been appointed to the Board of wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Mark Smith, P. Eng, MBA

VP, Finance

Mark was most recently employed with Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets in Calgary, AB providing Investment Banking expertise within the oil and gas industry for exploration and production, midstream, oilfield services, and royalty companies. Prior to his tenure at Scotiabank, Mark was employed as a Drilling Engineer with Shell, responsible for engineering and planning for exploration drilling programs in the Duvernay.

Mark is a registered engineer with APEGA and holds an MBA from University of Oxford – Said Business School. He completed his Masters in Petroleum Engineering thesis at University of Houston on the subject of horizontal drilling in the Duvernay formation.

Mark McCallum, CET NCSO

Advisor

Mark is registered with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta as a practicing certified engineering technologist and is registered with the Alberta Construction Safety Association as a certified National Construction Safety Officer and Safety Auditor. He has more than 20 years management experience in aggregates mining and exploration, labour market development and communications. He is a graduate of the civil engineering technology program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and currently serves as a Board of Governor for the Rupertsland Institute.

Board of Directors

Don Paulencu

Director

Mr. Paulencu was employed at Deloitte LLP for 39 years, and served as audit partner for the past 31 years. Mr. Paulencu served in many leadership capacities in the Edmonton office including office managing partner for 10 years, and has provided audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to both public and private companies. Mr. Paulencu has also served as audit partner for several public corporations and large privately-held corporations. Mr. Paulencu served as President of Baseball Alberta for eight years ending November, 2016; serves as Vice President with Baseball Canada and serves on two advisory Board of Directors for large privately-held companies in the real estate and manufacturing industries.

John Halliwell

Director

Mr. Halliwell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anacort Capital Inc., a Calgary based investment management firm, and the Managing Director of Grenville Properties Ltd., a real estate holding company. He has been active on the Board of Directors of a number of publicly traded corporations during the past twenty-five years, including Penn West Petroleum Ltd., Manhattan Resources Ltd., Blackfoot Resources Ltd., and Western Energy Services Ltd, as well as several private corporations. He previously held management positions in Petro-Canada, most recently as General Manager, Asset Rationalization.

Robert J. Beekhuizen

Director

Mr. Beekhuizen is the CEO of Athabasca Minerals Inc, and has 30+ years industry experience including prior senior executive roles with AltaGas, Granite Construction, Fluor, Husky Energy, and Flint/URS. Robert has managed and directed organizations and multi-billion dollar capital programs with responsibilities encompassing engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning & operations. His sector experience includes international and domestic ventures in Oil & Gas, Oilsands, Refining, Midstream, Power, Mining, and Infrastructure. Robert has successfully established sanction requirements for Owner and Contractor organizations at Board levels, and has been appointed to the Board of wholly-owned subsidiaries. His expertise includes organizational development & performance management, integrated delivery of major capital programs, and contracting models that align the supply chain with a collective commitment to achieve and preserve stakeholders’ value.