Derek is the former Chief Financial Officer of Baytex Energy Corp., a publicly traded oil and gas company listed on both the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, where he had primary responsibility for the company’s capital markets, financial reporting and compliance, financial risk management, tax and treasury functions. Prior to joining Baytex, Derek was Commercial Manager of the Ecuador Region business unit at EnCana Corporation. Before that, he was Division Vice President for the International New Ventures Exploration business unit of the same company. Derek has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Accountant with expertise in oil and gas taxation.