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Directors

The Board of Directors of Perpetual Energy Inc. is composed of a majority of external non-management Directors who are elected annually by shareholders.

Clayton H. Riddell


Clay Riddell is the Executive Chairman of Paramount Resources Ltd. (a petroleum and natural gas exploration and development company) and has been a director of Paramount Resources since 1978. Until May 2015 he was also the CEO and up until June 2002 he was also the President. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trilogy Energy Corp. Both of which are public oil and gas exploration and production companies. Mr. Riddell graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology and is currently a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He received the J. C. Sproule Memorial Plaque from the Canadian Institute of Mining (1994), the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (1999), an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba (2004), an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Carleton University (2014) and an Outstanding Explorer award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2004). In 2006, Mr. Riddell was inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame and in 2008 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Mr. Riddell received the Fraser Institute's T. Patrick Boyle Founder's Award in 2012. In 2015 Mr. Riddell was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame and into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2017.

 

Susan L. Riddell Rose

Ms. Riddell Rose is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Perpetual and predecessor Paramount Energy Trust since inception in 2002. Prior thereto she was the Chief Operating Officer for Paramount Resources Ltd. and prior thereto a geological engineer with Shell Canada Limited. Ms. Riddell Rose graduated from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario in 1986 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering. She is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and serves as a governor for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

 

Randall E. Johnson 1,2,

 

Mr. Johnson has been an independent businessman since 2005. Prior to that he was Managing Director of the Bank of Montreal's Corporate Banking group from 1996 to 2005, having been with the Bank of Montreal since 1984. Mr. Johnson has served on the Board of Directors of two publicly traded companies, Atlas Energy Ltd. and Dual Exploration Inc. and one privately held oil and gas company, Magellan Resources Ltd.

 

Robert A. Maitland 1,2,4

 

Mr. Maitland has over 30 years of senior business experience, primarily in the oil and gas industry. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1975 from the University of Calgary, received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1977 and his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2005. Since 2007, he has been a financial consultant. Previous to 2007, he has been the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fairquest Energy Ltd., Fairborne Energy Ltd., Canadian Midstream Services Limited, Shiningbank Energy Income Fund, Post Energy Ltd. and Summit Resources Ltd.

 

Geoffrey C. Merritt 1,3,4

 

Mr. Merritt has over 35 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. He was the founder of Masters Energy Inc., a public exploration and production company, incorporated in 2003. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Merritt was the President and CEO of Sunfire Energy. Prior to 1998, he was the Vice President and General Manager of the oil and gas division of Pembina Corporation. Mr. Merritt received a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1978 and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

 

Donald J. Nelson 3,4

 

Mr. Nelson has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and is the President of Fairway Resources Inc., a private oil and gas consulting services firm. Fairway was retained as a consultant for Hawker Resources Inc. from November 2004 to March 2005, during which time Mr. Nelson was acting as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hawker. Prior thereto, Mr. Nelson was with Summit Resources Limited from 1996 to 2002, until its acquisition by Paramount Resources Ltd., where he held the position of Vice President, Operations from 1996 to 1998 and President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Nelson is a Professional Engineer, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

 

Howard R. Ward 2,3,

 

Prior to his retirement in February 2014, Mr. Ward had been a partner with International Energy Counsel LLP, a law firm, since December 2002. Prior thereto, Mr. Ward was counsel with the law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP from June 2002 to December 2002. Prior to that, he was counsel with Donahue and Partners LLP and, for more than 22 years, partner with Burstall Ward (now Burstall Winger LLP), Barristers and Solicitors. He had been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1975. He also has served as a director of the following publicly traded entities: Blue Sky Resources Ltd. (July 1999 to July 2000); Cabre Exploration Ltd. (June 1981 to December 2000); Jet Energy Corp. (August 1995 to November 1999); and Tuscany Resources Ltd. (October 1997 to October 2001).

1 Member of Audit Committee
2 Member of Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee
3 Member of Environmental, Health and Safety Committee
4 Member of Reserves Committee

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