Newalta’s Board of Directors brings a diverse perspective to matters affecting the company. Their guidance is based on successful careers in a broad range of industries.
Mr. Barkhouse joined Newalta as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2014. He is responsible for building on the overall success of Newalta and for creating, planning and executing the strategic direction of the company. Mr. Barkhouse is a seasoned executive with extensive experience building and growing companies in North America and internationally. He brings deep engineering, planning and operational expertise to Newalta along with a strong focus on customer relationships. His focus on achieving safety excellence, employee engagement and establishing a leadership framework has been key to his success. Prior to joining Newalta, Mr. Barkhouse was President of Bredero Shaw where he led the development of corporate strategy and the company's global expansion. He held senior leadership positions at Caterpillar Inc. with a strong operational and commercial focus. Mr. Barkhouse holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Mr. Doerr has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry where he gained exposure to domestic and international exploration and production, heavy oil and offshore development, refining, retail marketing, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic planning and government relations. He retired in 2009 as Executive Vice President of El Dorado, Arkansas-based Murphy Oil Corporation where he was responsible for worldwide refining and marketing operations and strategic planning. Mr. Doerr has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is also a director of MEG Energy Corp.
Mr. Gemmell has 25 years of investment banking experience and most recently was President and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Global Markets Canada and its predecessor companies (Salomon Brothers Canada and Salomon Smith Barney Canada). In addition, he was a member of the Global Operating Committee of Citigroup Global Markets from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Gemmell has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. He is also a director of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited.
Vance Milligan, Q.C.
Susan Riddell Rose
Mr. Ryley is a Principal with Beacon Head Energy, a business advisory and investment management firm specializing in alternate and renewable energy. He has over 30 years of experience working in the Canadian energy industry. Previously he was with Suncor Energy for 25 years where he held a wide range of commercial, operating and business development positions. He has an extensive background in the Energy and Natural Resources sectors, having worked for Alberta Department of Energy and Natural Resources and Trans-Northern Pipeline Company. Mr. Ryley graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts and from Carleton University with a Master of Arts in Public Administration. He is currently a director of Benefuel Inc.