Director since October 2017
HRH & Compensation Committee (Chair) Audit Committee
Mr. Sykes is the former President and director of MGM Energy Corp., a Canadian public energy company focused on the acquisition and development of hydrocarbon resources in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Arctic regions from January 2007 to June 2014. He was the President of ConocoPhillips Canada from 2001 to 2006 and prior thereto, he was Executive Vice-President, Business Development of Gulf Canada Resources.
Mr. Sykes began his career as a lawyer and specialized in mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law. He is past Chair and member of the board of Arts Commons and The Arctic Institute of North America, as well as a director of a number of private companies involved in the oil and gas industry.
Mr. Sykes has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from McGill University, a law degree from the University of Toronto and a masters of law degree from the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.