Management

President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Exploration
Vice President, Engineering

Don Simmons, B.Sc., P.Geol.

Position
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Simmons has extensive experience in petroleum geology and a proven track record of discovering oil and gas in Western Canada and internationally.  He became President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2008. Prior to joining Hemisphere, Mr. Simmons was a Geologist at Sebring Energy, private oil and gas company, and before that he spent five years with EnCana (now Ovintiv) 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.

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Ian Duncan, B.Sc., P.Eng.

Position
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Duncan is a professional engineer with a range of experience in many different areas within the oil and gas industry, including drilling, production and facility operations. Mr. Duncan joined Hemisphere in January 2011. Mr. Duncan has been in the roll of Chief Operating Officer since September 2014. Previously, Mr. Duncan was with Solaris MCI, an engineering consulting firm providing facilities engineering services to Encana in the Horn River Shale Basin. Prior thereto, Mr. Duncan spent four years with Talisman Energy Inc. on various exploration projects including Bakken Oil in Saskatchewan and Marcellus Shale Gas in Pennsylvania. Mr. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. Mr. Duncan is also an officer of the Vancouver Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  

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Dorlyn Evancic, CPA, CGA

Position
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Evancic has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance and management which includes senior executive positions in a number of public corporations. He has served as Hemisphere’s Chief Financial Officer since July 2007. Previously, Mr. Evancic was Chief Financial Officer of Guyana Frontier Mining Corp, Chief Financial Officer of Northern Continental Resources, and also a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Gemco Minerals Inc. Prior to working in the natural resource industry, Mr. Evancic’s experience included Director of Administration and Finance of Leisure Canada Inc., Vice President of Operations for Urban Resource Technologies Inc. and Financial Controller of Neptune Food Services. He has been a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association since 1989.

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Andrew Arthur, P.Geol.

Position
Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Arthur has over 32 years of both domestic and international oil and gas industry experience.  He began consulting for Hemisphere in January 2012 and was appointed Vice President, Exploration in July 2012. Throughout his career, he has been a key technical member in many exploration and development projects having drilled several hundred wells across the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Exposure to all facets of the oil and gas industry has led him to progressively senior exploration roles. Mr. Arthur graduated with his B.Sc. Geology (Honours) from the University of British Columbia in 1985. With sponsorship from the Geological Survey of Canada, he continued at the University of British Columbia, completing his Master of Science in Geology in 1987. Mr. Arthur is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

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Ashley Ramsden-Wood, P.Eng.

Position
Vice President, Engineering

Ms. Ramsden-Wood has extensive experience in strategic business planning, implementing capital projects and development plans, preparing economic valuations, evaluating acquisitions, and coordinating reservoir simulation efforts. She joined Hemisphere as a consulting engineer in June 2012 and was promoted to Vice President, Engineering in September 2014. Ms. Ramsden-Wood started her career in 2002 at Petro-Canada as a Reservoir Engineer and then moved on to exploitation/area engineering roles at NAL Resources before joining Hemisphere. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, sits on the board of the Vancouver Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.  

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