Management Team


Chief Executive Officer, Director

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.


President, Director

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.  


Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Herrick was appointed Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of the Company in April 1999. Mr. Herrick stepped down from the Board in May 2018.  Prior to joining TransGlobe in April 1999 Mr. Herrick was President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of Moiibus Resource Corporation, which was acquired by TransGlobe in April 1999. Mr. Herrick is a professional engineer with more than 40 years of oil and gas experience. Prior to Moiibus, Mr. Herrick was with Ranger Oil Limited, serving in a variety of technical and management/executive positions including Vice President, Canadian Production from 1993 onward. Prior thereto, he was a petroleum engineer with Rupertsland Resources Ltd. and a production evaluations engineer with Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas


Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ok was appointed Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company in January 2018.  He was most recently at Zodiac Exploration and has over 10 years of corporate finance and accounting experience.  Mr. Ok holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, is a Chartered Accountant licensed in the Province of Alberta and a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Washington State.


Vice President, Exploration and Technical Services

Mr. Norris is the Vice President of Exploration and Technical Services and is responsible for international subsurface teams that focus on appraisal and development strategies for producing assets, exploration land evaluation, prospect strategy and inventory  development, and evaluation of business development and new venture opportunities.  He has broad experience with different technical and business teams across a range of positions with domestic and international companies.  Between 1998 and 2003, Mr. Norris has held Vice President and management positions with Paramount Energy Trust and Nexen Inc. after beginning his career with Esso Resources in 1988.

Mr. Norris graduated from University of Western Ontario with a M.Sc. (Geology) in 1989, and from University of Toronto with a B.Sc. (Geology) in 1986.    He is a member of APEGA, SPE, CSPG, AAPG, and CWLS.  He is a former director of the CSPG, and former trustee and Chairman of the CSPG Foundation.