Board of Directors

Hugh Ross

President & CEO & Director

In 1990, Mr. Ross was co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gentry Resources Ltd. Gentry was a TSX listed company which grew to over 5,000 boe/d of production and holding approximately 430 net sections of undeveloped land in Southern Alberta until it was sold to Crew Energy Inc. in August 2008 for proceeds of approximately $300 million.

He was also a founder of Stratic Energy Corp. and served as its President & CEO form April 1999 to August 2005. Stratic was an international exploration company with exploration activities in Syria, the North Sea, Black Sea offshore Turkey, Gabon and Ivory Coast West Africa, and onshore Morocco. Stratic Energy was sold to EnQuest PLC, the largest independent oil and gas producer in the UK North Sea.

Mr. Ross served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Novus Energy Inc. from March, 2009, when the company was recapitalized, through to October, 2014. Novus Energy Inc. is a junior oil and gas company with high netback light oil reserves and production in Alberta and Saskatchewan with production of 4,500 boe/d. Novus Energy was sold in January, 2014 for approximately $320 million and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Yanchang Petroleum International Limited, an oil and gas producer and refined oil wholesale and retail business whose stock is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Yanchang Petroleum International Ltd is controlled by Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Co. Ltd which is the fourth largest oil producer in China with $25 billion annual revenue in 2012.

After leaving Novus, Mr. Ross co-founded and became President and Chief Executive Officer of Prairie Storm Energy Corp. Effective February 5, 2014, Prairie Storm closed an equity financing commitment with Natural Gas Partners, of up to $400 million. Prairie Storm is focused on acquiring, developing and exploiting industry leading, large scale oil and gas assets in select regions of Western Canada.


Julian Din

VP Business Development & Director

Mr. Din is currently the VP of Business Development of Prairie Storm Energy Corp. Previously, he was VP Business Development of Novus Energy Inc. (“Novus”) an oil and gas development company formerly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange and recently acquired by Yanchang Petroleum International Limited (“Yanchang”). Mr. Din joined Novus in 2009 to assist with the recapitalization of the company and to help spearhead its growth initiatives. Under Mr. Din’s guidance, Novus’ production grew from less than 300 boe/d to nearly 4,500 boe/d at the time of sale to Yanchang in January, 2014.

From 1994 to 2009 Mr. Din held various roles in the securities industry where he was primarily involved in raising equity and debt capital for public and private energy companies and advising companies concerning merger and acquisition activity.

Mr. Din holds a Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm) from the University of Calgary.


Craig Glick


Mr. Glick joined NGP in 2006 and serves as Partner of the NGP funds. He brings over 31 years of legal and financial experience to the Firm’s structuring and execution activities. Mr. Glick plays an active role in the full range of NGP's investment process and sits on the Firm's Executive Committee.

Previously, Mr. Glick served as Managing Director and General Counsel for NGP Midstream & Resources from 2006 to 2008. He was a founding partner of Kosmos Energy Holdings and served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2003 to 2006. His previous tenures also include Hunt Resources and Hunt Oil Company (1999 to 2003), Gulf Canada Resources, Limited (1994 to 1999), and Torch Energy Advisors (1994). Mr. Glick was a Partner in the law firm of Vinson & Elkins from 1985 to 1994 and has been a director of four publicly-traded companies; Northern Blizzard Resources, Inc., Parallel Energy Trust, Westside Energy, Inc. and Gulf Indonesia Resources.

Mr. Glick received a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, in 1982 from Tulane University and earned a J.D. in 1985 from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review.


Christopher Ray


Mr. Ray joined NGP in 2003 and serves as Partner. In such role and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and various other committees, Mr. Ray is involved in the full range of NGP’s business, including an active role in the decisions regarding capital allocation, evaluation of investment opportunities, portfolio monitoring, exit and capital market transaction, and firm administration. He applies his 20 years of broad energy deal experience to ensure excellence in the structuring, negotiation, and execution of transactions conducted by both NGP and its portfolio companies.

Prior to joining NGP, Mr. Ray was a Partner in the law firm of Thompson & Knight, LLP. He practiced in the Corporate and Securities group in Dallas for eight years, working on hundreds of investment and corporate financing transactions, including the formation and capitalization of investment funds, portfolio company investments and exits, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and public and private debt and equity offerings.

Mr. Ray received a B.S. in Accounting with distinction in 1992 and a J.D. in 1995 from the University of Virginia.


Brian Minnehan


Mr. Minnehan joined NGP in 2007 and serves as Partner of the NGP Funds. He concentrates on NGP's efforts in sourcing investments, transaction analysis and execution, as well as the monitoring of active portfolio companies.

Prior to joining NGP, Mr. Minnehan was a director for Prudential Capital Group, where he was responsible for sourcing, analyzing, structuring and monitoring private debt investment across all sectors of the energy industry. His previous tenures include Rothschild, Inc. and Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Minnehan received a B.A. and M.P.A. in Accounting in 1996 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Sommerfeld Scholar, and an M.B.A. in 2002 from Harvard Business School. Mr. Minnehan is a CPA (inactive) and a CFA Charterholder.


Bruce Waterman


Mr. Waterman is a Corporate Director.  He retired in January 2013 from Agrium Inc. (a public agricultural company) as Executive Vice President, having held senior roles as Chief Financial Officer, as well as in Business Development and Strategy since April 2000.  Mr. Waterman is a director of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc., a Trustee of Enbridge Commercial Trust and a director of Irving Oil Limited (a private oil and gas company).  He was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Talisman Energy Inc., (a public oil and gas company) from January 1996 to April 2000.  Mr. Waterman also has extensive expertise in oil and gas exploration and production operations, having spent 15 years (1981 to 1996) at Amoco Corporation, including Dome Petroleum Limited, a predecessor company.  At Amoco (a global chemical, oil and gas company which merged with British Petroleum in 1998), his roles included various positions in finance, accounting and business development.


R. Keith Macleod


Mr. MacLeod held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Sproule and its subsidiaries, until his retirement on June 30, 2014. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing its Canadian, U.S., International, Unconventional and Project Management businesses. His worldwide experience at Sproule was primarily in the areas of reservoir engineering, oil and gas reserves/resource evaluations, expert witness testimony, investment advice and education.

Keith lectured at the University of Calgary for many years and presented to industry on oil and gas reserve evaluations and regulatory disclosure related matters. Mr. MacLeod has been an industry advisor to the Alberta Securities Commission. He was one of the authors involved in the preparation of the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook – Volume II and a member of the ASC’s industry taskforce, whose recommendations formed the Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (“National Instrument 51-101”).

Mr. MacLeod is active with the Society of Petroleum Engineers having served as the Canadian Regional Director on the international board as well as chair of the Canadian Section. He is also active with the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers.

Keith currently serves as the Chair of the Canada - Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board and is a board member of Trilogy Energy Corp., Manitok Energy Inc., Prairie Storm Energy Corp., ETX Systems Inc., Parks Foundation Calgary and the Veschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia.