An experienced and influential leadership team

Wilton is lead and advised by a team with extensive international business and operational experience, as well as technical expertise. The team is comprised of two former Canadian Ambassadors, an Investment banker, a Solicitor, and a seasoned oil and gas executive.

  • Richard G. Anderson Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Mr. Anderson has 41 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has held numerous executive positions in companies operating in North America and internationally. Mr. Anderson was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of First Calgary Petroleum Ltd. (FCP) from 1997 to 2008. FCP operated in Algeria for 11 years and was named 'International Company of the Year' by AIM of the London Stock Exchange in 2003.

    Prior to acquiring FCP, Mr. Anderson held executive positions with several Canadian oil and gas companies including Texaco Exploration Canada Inc., Siebens Oil and Gas, publicly traded Tangent Oil and Gas Ltd (served as Founding Director and Vice-President) and publicly traded Petrostar Petroleum Ltd. (served as Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer).

    Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, Canada (1971).

  • Gerry W. Welsh President, Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Welsh has 35 years of experience in the regulated and unregulated natural gas and power generation industries in Canada and internationally. Mr. Welsh's most recent position was President and Chief Operating Officer of ATCO Power Ltd. He was responsible for all aspects of 19 jointly owned power generation plants in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

    Prior to his role as President of ATCO Power, Mr. Welsh held the position of Senior Vice-President and was responsible for a $1.5 billion construction program of eight power generation plants. Mr. Welsh has held numerous executive positions, notably as the Chief Executive of $1.5 billion construction and initial operation of The Barking Power in London England, as well as ATCO Energy (served as the President), and PanCanadian Petroleum.

    Mr. Welsh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada (1969).

  • Kenneth C. Rutherford Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Rutherford has held senior management and executive positions within the oil and gas industry and accountancy field. Mr. Rutherford was the Senior Advisor of Special projects for First Calgary Petroleum Ltd. (FCP) from 2005 to 2008. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President for FCP from 1999 to 2005.

    Before Mr. Rutherford joined FCP, he held senior and executive positions with Shelter Hydrocarbons Ltd., Opinac Exploration Ltd., CN Exploration, and Scorpion Energy. He also served as a Director for Abacan Resources Corp.

    Mr. Rutherford holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Calgary, Canada (1975). He was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1977.

  • Emmanuel Malterre Vice President, Exploration

    Mr. Malterre is a Geoscientist with over 35 years of international petroleum experience in Africa, Latin America, Asia and North America. Mr. Malterre held the position of Chief Geophysicist at First Calgary Petroleum Ltd. (FCP) from 2002 to 2009. During his time at FCP he conducted 3D exploration in Algeria, acquisition and interpretation of large 3D surveys in the Sahara desert, and participated in new ventures and bid round evaluations.

    Prior to joining FCP, Mr. Malterre held numerous roles with increasing seniority for Sirte Oil Company (served as Geophysical Superintendent), and served as a Geophysicist for Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd., The Grand Banks Asset Evaluation team, and Canterra Energy Ltd. Mr. Malterre held similar geophysical positions within Terra Nova Energy Ltd., Elf-Aquitane, Total Eastcan Exploration Ltd., Chevron Ltd. and Banff Oil Ltd.

    Mr. Malterre holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University, Canada (1965) and completed graduate work in Geophysics at The Colorado School of Mines, USA (1969). He is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

  • Stuart B. McDowall Director

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Mr. McDowall is an oil and gas executive with significant international, government and business experience. Mr. McDowall served in Canada's Foreign Service predominately as a Trade Commissioner throughout many locations around the world from 1961 to 1999. He also served as the Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. He has extensive diplomatic and international trade experience in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States.

    Mr. McDowall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada (1962). He also holds an Advance Management certificate from the University of Western Ontario, Canada (1984). Mr. McDowall is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and is the past President of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

  • Allen F. Emes Director

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Mr. Emes has been an independent businessman since 2007 and presently serves as a director of several publically traded companies. Prior thereto, Mr. Emes was a securities indsutry professional, specializing in oil and gas financings and mergers. He was an oil and gas tax specialist with a focus on cross-border taxation transactions for the firms Arthur Anderson and Co., and Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.

    Mr. Emes has held executive positions at Integral Securities (served as Vice-President), Woodstone Capital Corporation (Served as Vice-President), Octagon Capital (served as Vice-Chairman), and Research Capital (served as Vice President).

    Prior to entering the investment business, Mr. Emes was Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Morgan Hydrocarbons Inc., and Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Sceptre Resources Ltd.

    Mr. Emes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary, Canada (1967) and a Master in Business Administration, finance emphasis, from the University of Oregon, USA (1970). He is also a member of the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  • Darryl J. Raymaker Director

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Mr. Raymaker has substantial experience as both a practicing lawyer and as a director in public service and corporate fields. Mr. Raymaker was a Director for First Calgary Petroleum Ltd. from 1997 to 2008 and for PetroStar Petroleum Ltd. from 1992 to 1996. He also served as a Director for the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation - a Canadian crown corporation.

    In the public service field, Mr. Raymaker was on the boards of several influential organizations including the Calgary District Hospital Group, the Calgary Planning Commission and the City of Calgary Police Commission. His experience in these organizations includes finance, governance, compensation and human resources.

    Mr. Raymaker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (1962) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (1963) from the University of Alberta, Canada. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel for the Province of Alberta in 1992.