Board of Directors
Ford Nicholson – Chairman
Ford Nicholson is the President of Kepis & Pobe Financial Group which specializes in developing international energy and other natural resource assets. Over the past 25 years Ford has provided executive management to several international projects. He was a co-founder and Director of Nations Energy Ltd. producing heavy oil in Kazakhstan, a founding shareholder and former board member of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. producing heavy oil in Albania. Ford was also a board member of Tartan Energy Inc, a heavy oil company based in California. Ford is a member of the President's council for the International Crisis Group. Mr. Nicholson serves as an independent member of the board of InterOil Corporation listed on the NYSE, a fully integrated company developing LNG for Asian markets.
Wolf E. Regener – Director, President & CEO
Mr. Regener brings over 24 years of conventional and unconventional E&P experience to BNK Petroleum. In his role as Executive Vice President of Bankers Petroleum, and President of it's wholly-owned subsidiary Bankers Petroleum (US), Mr. Regener was instrumental in the formation of BNK Petroleum, and it's subsequent spin-off. His career also includes key senior executive positions with Tartan Energy, Alanmar Energy, and R&R Resources. With an extensive operations and finance background, Mr. Regener has been at the forefront of BNK Petroleum's acquisition of unconventional gas projects on an international scale. He holds a Business of Economics degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has served on the Board of Directors of the California Independent Petroleum Association for over fifteen years.
Bob Cross – Director
Mr. Cross has more than 20 years of experience as a financier in the mining and oil & gas sectors. He is a co- founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman of B2Gold Corp., co-founder and Chairman of Petrodorado Energy Ltd., and until October 2007, was the Non-Executive Chairman of Northern Orion Resources Inc. Between 1996 and 1998, Mr. Cross was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yorkton Securities Inc. From 1987 to 1994, he was a Partner, Investment Banking with Gordon Capital Corporation in Toronto. He has an Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987.
General Wesley K. Clark – Director
General Wesley K. Clark (retired) served 38 years in the United States Army. His last military position was NATO's Supreme Allied Commander and the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. European Command. He now heads his own strategic advisory and consulting firm, Wesley K. Clark & Associates and is active in the energy, banking and business servics field. He is a noted author and television commentator, a Senior Fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center and works with numerous not-for-profit efforts, including the International Crisis Group. He graduated first in his class from West Point and received a BA and MA as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and numerous honorary degrees from other institutions. Among his awards are the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Silver Star, Purple Hearts and honorary knighthoods from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Eric Brown – Director
Mr. Brown currently holds the position of Regional Managing Partner for the Meyers Norris Penny, LLP, Alberta Advisory Services practice. He possesses many years of experience in publicly traded company governance as a Director of companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges (TSE, VSE, ASE, CDNX) and has served as Chairman and member of public company audit committees.
Victor Redekop – Director
Mr. Redekop is President of Simmons Energy Services, a privately held provider of drilling and maintenance equipment and services to oil and gas companies internationally. He has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of the oil and gas industry.