Chief Executive Officer
David is Co-Founder, CEO & President of Miramar Hydrocarbons Ltd. He has over 27 years of international oil and gas industry experience in Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and North America. He is also a Co-Founder and Director of Canacol Energy Ltd., a publicly traded oil and gas company listed on both the Toronto and Colombia stock exchanges. Prior to founding Miramar, David was Founder, CEO & President of Excelsior Energy Limited, a Canadian publicly traded company focused on exploration and appraisal activities in Canada’s oilsands. David acquired his extensive international oil and gas experience from senior management roles at Calvalley Petroleum, where he was Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production, and at Alberta Energy Company, where he was Vice President, International Exploration. He has also held senior management and technical positions with Canadian Occidental, Sun Oil and BP. David holds a BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD in Geology.
Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Robinson has been a founder and financier of numerous start-up international oil & gas companies during the past 25 years, including junior E&P Arakis Energy, of Canada, which developed major oil & gas concessions in the Sudan, and was acquired by Talisman Energy in 1998. He is currently a founder and director of privately-held and Calgary-based Radcan Energy Services. In addition to the Sudan, Mr. Robinson has been involved in projects in Colombia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Tunisia, Egypt, Indonesia, the US, and Canada, and has been responsible for raising over $250 million for the companies that he has worked with. He has a Bachelor of Sciences in Geology from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Queen’s University, in Canada.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Gelmon obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia and subsequently attained his chartered accountant designation in 1995 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. Mr. Gelmon has provided his expertise to several TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in the capacity of director, chief financial officer and consultant. His background as a CPA, CA, provides the Company with the necessary skills required for financial management, reporting operating results to the Board of Directors, liaison with financial institutions, and compliance with today’s complex regulatory reporting requirements.
Marion McGrath has been actively engaged in the securities industry for over 30 years. She has served as a director and officer of numerous public companies in a corporate administrative capacity. Ms. McGrath is the owner of iO Corporate Services Ltd., which company provides corporate and accounting services to various publicly-traded Canadian companies. Prior to organizing iO Corporate, Ms. McGrath was a senior paralegal with a Vancouver-based securities law firm.