Mr. O'Sullivan founded Hemisphere in 1977. He was President of the Company from 1977 to 2001 and remains an active Director and Chairman of the Board. From 1977 to 1983 and under Mr. O’Sullivan’s direction, the Company participated in 86 successful oil and gas wells in the U.S.A., including the deep Tomcat #1 well. At the time, this well, in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, was the biggest gas well ever drilled in the continental U.S.A. Mr. O’Sullivan also founded Northern Continental Resources Inc. in 1986, to explore for uranium in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan. He served as Chairman until the company was merged with Hathor Exploration Limited in 2009. Subsequently, the merged company was purchased by Rio Tinto for $640 million in 2011. Mr. O'Sullivan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysics in 1965.
Mr. Simmons has extensive experience in petroleum geology and a proven track record of discovering oil and gas in Western Canada and internationally. Initially, Mr. Simmons served as the Company’s Vice President Exploration and became President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2008. Prior to joining Hemisphere, Mr. Simmons was a Geologist at a private oil and gas company, Sebring Energy, until its sale in 2007. Prior thereto, he spent five years with EnCana working on various projects in southeast Alberta and Ecuador. Mr. Simmons holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from Queen's University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Mr. Borowicz has over 35 years of experience in corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He is a retired partner of the international law firm Davis LLP (now DLA Piper) and is a Governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade. He served as Chairman of the BC Industry Training Authority and is an independent director of several public and private companies. Educated at Harvard, Dalhousie and Loyola, Mr. Borowicz is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, is a Queen's Counsel, and an honorary Chartered Professional Accountant.
Mr. McIntyre has over 35 years of oil and gas experience and a proven track record of finding quality oil and gas reserves. Mr. McIntyre was most recently Executive Director of New Zealand Energy Corp. until June 2014 and previously, President from April 2011 to July 2012. Prior thereto, Mr. McIntyre was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sebring Energy Inc., a private Alberta-based exploration and production company that was sold in July 2007. He has also held various other management positions including President CEO and co-founder of Sommer Energy Ltd., President and CEO of TriQuest Energy Corp., President and Chief Executive Officer of BXL Energy Ltd. and Exploration Manager for Gascan Resources Ltd. Mr. McIntyre has a Professional Geologist designation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and an Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (Past President 2002). Mr. McIntyre holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology (Honours) from Carleton University and an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from Queen’s University.
Mr. Vernon is a designated professional engineer with over 35 years of international oil and gas industry experience, including managing and administrating major projects in China, Eastern Canada and South America. He is currently the President of Delaso Corporate Inc. In October of 2007, he was a founder and Chairman of Prospero Hydrocarbons Inc., a private Canadian-based international oil and gas exploration company focused on Colombia. Previously he was President of PMI Resources Ltd. From April 2017 to May 2018, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Petrodorado Energy Ltd. From October 2013 to February 2015. Prior thereto, Mr. Vernon was the Chief Operating Officer of PetroMagdalena Energy Corp. (formerly Alange Energy Corp.), a Canadian-based international oil and gas exploration and production company until its sale in 2012. He is one of the founders of Petro Andina Resources Ltd., a Canadian company with operations in South America. He is a University of Alberta graduate with his degree in Engineering and is a Life Member of APEGA member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
With over 40 years' experience, Mr. Wyman began his career as a reservoir engineer with Esso Resources Canada Ltd. in Calgary prior to becoming a corporate finance associate with Wood Gundy in London, England. He returned to Canada and became an analyst in the corporate finance and treasury department of Gulf Canada Limited in Calgary and Toronto, and then an oil and gas equities research analyst with Peters & Co. Limited. Following his tenure at Peters & Co. Limited, Mr. Wyman became a founding shareholder and Director of Smart Pipeline Services Ltd. and Northern Cross (Yukon) Ltd. He returned to a capital market role as Vice President and Senior Oil and Gas Analyst with Canaccord Genuity under its rebranding process in 2004. In 2010, Mr. Wyman returned to the oil and gas industry as President and a Director of Chance Oil and Gas Limited (formerly Northern Cross (Yukon) Ltd.), an emerging junior oil and gas, exploration and development company with assets located in Yukon. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering (Hons) from Queen's University in 1978 and a Masters of Business Administration from the International Management Institute at the University of Geneva in 1985.