Board of Directors

TransGlobe's Board members are seasoned veterans of the international oil and natural gas industry and are committed to the highest standards in corporate governance.


Mr. Jennings was appointed to TransGlobe’s Board of Directors in 2011 and became Chairman in 2013.  Mr. Jennings has over 40 years of investment banking experience. He is retired from Jennings Capital Inc. which he established in 1993, as a full service independent investment firm providing corporations with research, corporate finance and sales services in both the national and international marketplace.  Prior to Jennings Capital, Rob’s expansive career includes Vice President, Corporate Finance for Alberta with McLeod Young Weir, the creation of boutique firm, Carson Jennings & Associates, focused on private placements and merger/acquisition markets, as well as Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate and Government Finance for Western Canada with Midland Walwyn Capital Inc.  He also serves and has previously served on several public, private and charitable boards including a number of resource companies.


Mr. Clarkson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on December 4, 1996 and has served as a director of the Company since October 1995. He was formerly employed as a senior geological advisor with Petro-Canada; as Resident Manager of Petro-Canada (Yemen) Inc.; Senior Project Geologist with Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd., now Nexen Inc., in Yemen and supervisor of international exploration/geologist with Ranger Oil Limited, giving him over 30 years of domestic and international oil and gas exploration experience. His international familiarity extends to numerous countries on all continents.


Mr. Neely was appointed President of the Company in January 2018 and to the Board of Directors in May 2018.  He was previously appointed as Vice President, Finance and CFO in May 2012.  Mr. Neely has 25 years of experience in executive and financial roles, including CFO of Zodiac Exploration, CFO of Pearl (Blackpearl) Exploration & Production and CFO of Trident Exploration.  Prior to working directly in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Neely spent three and a half years in investment banking with TD Securities and eight years with KPMG LLP.  


Mr. Dyment was appointed to TransGlobe’s Board of Directors in 2004. He is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Dyment is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, bringing a wealth of industry experience and contacts to the Company's Board. He was previously the Executive Chairman of Western Zagros Ltd., until his retirement in 2016, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxx Petroleum Company from 2000 to 2001. From 1978 to 2000, he held increasingly senior positions at Ranger Oil Limited, including Controller; Vice President, Finance; and President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dyment also sits on the boards of several private and public corporations.


Ms. MacKenzie was appointed to TransGlobe’s Board of Directors effective April 22, 2014. Ms. MacKenzie has been an independent consultant since September 2010. She is Chairman of the Compensation, Human Resources  and Governance Committee and is a member of the Reserves, Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee. Prior thereto, Susan served as Chief Operating Officer with Oilsands Quest Inc., from April 2010 to September 2010. Prior to that, was employed for 12 years at Petro-Canada (an integrated oil and gas company) where she held senior and executive roles including Vice-President of In Situ Development & Operations and Vice-President of Human Resources until Petro Canada was merged with Suncor Energy Inc. in 2009.  Susan was also with Amoco Canada for 14 years in a variety of engineering and leadership roles in natural gas, conventional oil and heavy oil exploitation. Ms. MacKenzie holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from McGill University, an MBA from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Ms. MacKenzie also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Mr. Cook was appointed to TransGlobe’s Board of Directors in August 2014. He is a member of the Human Resources and Governance Committee. Mr. Cook is currently Head of Strategy for INEOS Oil & Gas, recently having transitioned from his role as CEO INEOS DeNoS, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mr. Cook was previously Chief Executive Officer of DONG Exploration and Production, part of the DONG energy group based in Denmark.  He possesses more than 25 years’ experience in the energy business having held senior positions at The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (“TAQA”), Amoco, BP and TNK-BP. Mr. Cook served as Executive Officer and Head of Oil and Gas at TAQA where he led the company’s upstream and midstream interests in the Middle East, North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe.  Prior to joining TAQA, he served as Vice President for BP Russia, responsible for BP’s non-TNK-BP exploration and production activities in Russia.  He has held a variety of global technical, commercial and managerial positions based from the US, UK, Russia and the Middle East, as well as Board Director roles.  Mr. Cook has previously served on the Board of WesternZagros Ltd. in addition to previously serving as a Director for three BP/Rosneft joint ventures.  Mr. Cook holds a BSc in Geophysics and a PhD in Geological Sciences from Michigan State University and currently resides in Houston, Texas


Mr. MacDougall was appointed to TransGlobe’s Board of Directors in August, 2014. He is Chairman of the Reserves, Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.  Mr. MacDougall is a professional engineer with close to 30 years of domestic and international oil and gas operations and senior executive management experience.  Most recently Mr. MacDougall served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Vermilion Energy from 2004 until his retirement in 2012 where he led the company’s operating business both domestically in Western Canada and internationally, with assets in France, The Netherlands, Australia, and Ireland.  Prior to joining Vermilion, Mr. MacDougall spent nearly 20 years with Chevron in production and drilling operations and served as General Manager of Production and Operations for ChevronTexaco's Western Canadian producing properties.  Mr. MacDougall has an Engineering Diploma from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (with distinction) from Technical University of Nova Scotia and currently resides in High River, Alberta. Mr. MacDougall also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Mr. Brister was appointed to TransGlobe’s Board of Directors in March, 2017. He is a member of the He is a member of the Human Resources and Governance Committee and the Reserves, Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee.  He is an independent businessman and corporate director with more than 40 years’ experience in the energy sector in Western Canada, North Africa and the North Sea.  Mr. Brister was previously Chairman of Chinook Energy Inc. having served as its President and CEO. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Storm Ventures International (SVI), as President and Chief Executive Officer of Storm Energy Ltd and Storm Energy Inc. Mr. Brister also held various positions with Pinnacle Resources Ltd including President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Brister holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Calgary.


Mr. Sinclair was appointed to TransGlobe’s Board of Directors in March, 2017.  He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Human Resources and Governance Committee.  He is a corporate director, who has over 30 years of financial and operating experience, retiring from his position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ARC Resources Ltd. in 2014. Mr. Sinclair is also a director and chair of the audit committee of a Calgary headquartered private oil and gas company. Mr. Sinclair received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 1978 and his Chartered Accountant's designation in 1981.