BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Clayton Riddell - Executive Chairman of the Board

Mr. Riddell is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Paramount and has been a director since 1978.  Until May 2015 he was also the CEO and up until June 2002 he was also the President. He is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Perpetual Energy Inc., the Chairman of the Board of Trilogy Energy Corp., and a director of Tourmaline Oil Corp., all of which are public oil and gas exploration and production companies. 

Mr. Riddell graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology and is currently a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  He received the J.C. Sproule Memorial Plaque from the Canadian Institute of Mining (1994), the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (1999), an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba (2004), and an Outstanding Explorer award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2004).  In 2006, Mr. Riddell was inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame and in 2008 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

James Riddell

Mr. Riddell is the President and CEO of Paramount and has been a director of the Company since 2000. From June 2002 until May 2015 he was also the Chief Operating Officer. From May 1991 until June 2002, he held various positions at Paramount.

Mr. Riddell is a director and the CEO of Trilogy Energy Corp. and a director of Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd., Marquee Energy Ltd. (all three of which are public oil and gas exploration and production companies) and Great Prairie Energy Services Inc. (a public energy service company).  Mr. Riddell is also a director of Big Rock Brewery Inc. (a public company which produces and markets beer).

Mr. Riddell graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science degree in Geology and is currently a member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

James Bell

Mr. Bell has been a director of Paramount since November, 2011.  Mr. Bell is currently General Counsel for Olympia Financial Group Inc. (a public company) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Olympia Trust Company (a non-deposit taking trust company).  Prior thereto, Mr. Bell practiced securities and corporate commercial law as a partner at Davis LLP (an international law firm) until December 31, 2009.  Mr. Bell has acted as legal counsel in connection with private placements, prospectus offerings, take-over bids, plans of arrangement and general securities and corporate finance matters. 

Mr. Bell graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1999.

Thomas Claugus

Mr. Claugus has been a director of Paramount since 2010.  He is the President and majority shareholder of GMT Capital Corp. (a private investment company) which he founded in 1990.  Prior to 1990, he served 17 years in various managerial capacities with Rohm and Haas Company (a publicly traded specialty chemical manufacturer), culminating in his position as Manager for Europe of the Polymers Division. 

Mr. Claugus graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree, summa cum laude, from Ohio State University in 1973.  In 1975, he entered Harvard Business School and graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree, with high distinction, in 1977.

John Gorman

Mr. Gorman has been a director of Paramount since 2002. Prior to his retirement in 2000, he was the President and CEO of an energy trading, marketing and financial services company from 1996 to 2000 and a corporate banker with the Bank of Montreal (a Canadian chartered bank) from 1972 to 1996, retiring as Senior Vice President, Natural Resources Group. 

Mr. Gorman obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Dirk Jungé

Mr. Jungé has been a director of Paramount since 2000.  He has been the Chairman of the Board of the Pitcairn Trust Company (a private trust company) since 1991 and its CEO from 1993 to 1996 and from 2006 to 2012.  He served as President of Pitcairn Trust Company from 2006 to 2008.  Mr. Jungé also holds a number of director and trustee positions with philanthropic organizations.

Mr. Jungé obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Lehigh University, was designated a Chartered Financial Analyst by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts in 1978 and is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Association for Investment Management and Research.

David Knott

Mr. Knott has been a director of Paramount since 1998.  He has been the Managing General Partner of Knott Partners, L.P. (a private investment firm) and the CEO of Dorset Management Corp. (a private investment firm) since 1987.  Mr. Knott is also a trustee of several philanthropic organizations. 

Mr. Knott graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Susan Riddell Rose

Ms. Riddell Rose has been a director of Paramount since 2000.  Since 2002 she has been a director and President and since 2005 the CEO of Perpetual Energy Inc. (a public oil and gas exploration and development company) and its predecessor, Paramount Energy Trust.  Prior thereto, Ms. Riddell Rose was a geological engineer and Corporate Operating Officer of Paramount and prior to that, a geological engineer with Shell Canada Limited.  Ms. Riddell Rose is also a director of Newalta Corporation (a public industrial waste management and environmental services company).

Ms. Riddell Rose graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering.  Ms. Riddell Rose is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and a governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

John Roy

Mr. Roy has been a director of Paramount since 1981 and is currently the Lead Director.  He is an independent businessman.  Prior to December 1, 2003, he served as the Vice-President and Director of a private investment banking firm.  From 1970 to 1996, he held various positions also at a private investment banking firm. 

Mr. Roy graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and received a Diploma in Management from McGill University.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Bernard Wylie

Mr. Wylie has been a director of Paramount since 1978 and was Executive Vice President and Vice President, Land until 1996.  Since his retirement in 1996, he has provided certain consulting services to Paramount. 

Mr. Wylie graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Mr. Wylie is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Canadian Association of Professional Landmen.