Board of Directors

Mathieu M. Roy, Chair of the Board, is Managing Director, Real Assets, of the CN Investment Division (Montreal), which manages one of the largest corporate pension funds in Canada. He has 20 years of experience in capital markets including more than 16 years at CN Investment Division. Mr. Roy has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in finance from the University of Sherbrooke and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Peter T. Harrison, Vice-Chair, recently retired from the positon of Manager, Resource and Royalties, of the CN Investment Division (Montreal), which manages one of the largest corporate pension funds in Canada. Prior to joining the CN Investment Division in August 2009, he was Senior Vice-President of Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. He is a Director of Rife Resources Ltd., and Freehold Royalties Ltd. Mr. Harrison has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Carrie A. Chase, Director, is Chief Marketing Officer at Alden Group Renewables LLC. Ms. Chase is accountable for the corporation’s commercial governance and oversight, including commercial risk management, trading and marketing. Her diverse career includes holding key executive and trading positions in energy; and she holds advisory positions in ESG, biofuel and the renewables sector. Ms. Chase has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry. She is an existing Board member of Texadian Energy Canada Limited (wholly owned by Par Petroleum LLC). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Carlo Paventi, Director, is a Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Equities, for the CN Investment Division (Montreal), which manages one of the largest corporate pension funds in Canada.  He has 20 years of experience both in industry and in capital markets including more than 12 years at CN Investment Division. Mr. Paventi has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from McGill University as well as a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. Mr. Paventi is a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

William J.F. Roach, Director, is an experienced energy industry executive who has extensive experience of public and privately-owned companies in both Canada and the US. He is currently a director of Cavalier Energy Inc. and has been its President and Chief Executive Officer since 2012 and is a Director of Calera Corporation and was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Roach is a Professional Engineer and holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physical Metallurgy and a Bachelor of Science degree, both from the University College Swansea, Wales.

David M. Spyker, Director, is President and Chief Executive Officer.  He served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from September 2020 to January 2021.  Mr. Spyker joined Rife Resources Ltd. in November 2016 as Vice-President, Production and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in March 2019. Prior to, he held various roles at Anderson Exploration Ltd., Anderson Energy Ltd., and Anderson Energy Inc.  Mr. Spyker has over 35 years of industry experience.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).