Dr. Douglas Ellenor
Member of the board, since 2009

Three words that best describe him

Hardworking, fair, persistent

What’s his life’s work?

The Past Chair has more than 45 years of experience in the petroleum exploration and production (E&P) industry, having spent the first 25 of those years on international assignments with the Royal/Dutch Shell Group. The registered professional geoscientist has served as CEO of the Shell Companies of Colombia and Hocol SA, a Colombian E&P company. In 2004, he returned to Canada and established a consulting company. He sits on the Board of Amerisur Resources plc and Pulse Oil Corp., companies with E&P activities in South America and Alberta, respectively.

What academic work set him up for success?

Douglas holds an honours bachelor of science in geology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and a PhD in geology from the University of New England, Australia.

Interesting tidbit

Douglas loves to travel on his motorcycle with his wife, Jo-anne, play bridge with friends and make annual pilgrimages to Australia to visit family, including his two grandchildren.