Mr. Ward, P. Geol, who has more than 31 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, graduated from the University of Calgary in 1978 with an Honors Degree in Geology.
Mr. Ward was Vice-President, Exploration of Innova Exploration from May 2004 to May 2006. Mr. Ward co-founded Chowade Energy Ltd. in 2003 which was merged into Innova Exploration in 2004. From 1999 to 2003 Mr. Ward was Manager, Geology & Geophysics with the NCE Resources Group and Petrofund Energy Trust, where he was a key member of the Petrofund Management team.
Mr. Ward was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rockport Energy Corp. from 1998 to 1999 and from 1981 to 1997 he worked for Total Petroleum Canada, which became Rigel Oil & Gas where he was Exploration Manager for the last 7 years.
Mr. Ward is a member of APEGA and AAPG, as well as a Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).