New CEO at Tervita: This week’s HR news

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Here is a list of human resources highlights as appeared in the Daily Oil Bulletin for the week of June 16, 2017:

OSAG members stepping down

With the first phase of work complete for Alberta's Oil Sands Advisory Group and phase two winding down, co-chair Tzeporah Berman is stepping down, along with fellow group members Karen Mahon, Alison Ronson, Christa Seaman and Lloyd Visser.

The Alberta government is actively recruiting new members to OSAG who have relevant expertise for phase three, which will focus on regional land based management and improving environmental performance.

Tervita announces new president and CEO

Tervita Corporation has announced the appointment of John Cooper as president and chief executive officer, with current CEO Grant Billing remaining in his interim position until Cooper’s start date.

Cooper has over 30 years of leadership experience in the energy, industrial and logistical industries, steering organizational strategy and building high performing teams in diverse business environments.

In addition to most recently serving as ClearStream Energy Services Inc. president and CEO, he served in various senior positions, including chief operating officer of Savanna Energy Services Corp., president and CEO at Enermax Services Inc., and president of Superior Propane Inc.

Billing will remain the chairman of Tervita once Cooper assumes the top management job, and Cooper will be appointed as a board director.

Keyera appoints new board member

Keyera Corp. has appointed Charlene Ripley to its board of directors.

With nearly 30 years of experience leading enterprise functions including legal, risk management, information technology, corporate affairs and government relations, Ripley is the current executive vice-president, general counsel at Goldcorp and prior to that served as senior vice-president and general counsel at Linn Energy and as vice-president general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

New member named to Vermilion’s board

Vermilion Energy Inc. has appointed Stephen Larke to its board of directors.

Currently operating partner and advisory board member with Azimuth Capital Management, Larke has more than 20 years of experience in energy capital markets, including research, sales, trading and equity finance.

DIVERGENT names new board member

Donald Luft, a veteran of the oil and gas service industry, has been appointed to DIVERGENT Energy Services Corp.’s board of directors.

The former Trican Well Service Ltd. president has 40-plus years industry operating, management and executive experience, and he will chair DIVERGENT’s health, safety and environment committee.

Ridgeback announces changes to senior leadership team

Ridgeback Resources Inc. has announced a series of management changes, including the appointment of J. Paul Charron to the position of chief executive officer.

In addition, David Broshko and Paul Masse will assume the roles of president and chief operating officer, respectively. Charron will also serve on to the board of directors in the role of executive chairman for the company that is focused on light oil development in the Bakken and Cardium.