MICHAEL HILL Director
Michael Hill is a Managing Director in the Real Assets division at CPPIB focusing on direct private equity investment opportunities in the Energy and Resources area. Prior to joining the CPPIB in 2016, Michael spent 25 years in Investment Banking, including, most recently, as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance for Nomura Securities. While at Nomura, Michael was a member of the Global Investment Banking Executive Committee and the America’s Operating and Capital Commitments Committees. Previously, Michael was Global Co-Head of Natural Resources at Deutsche Bank and held various positions at Morgan Stanley where he started his career in 1989. He has worked in New York, London, and Toronto.
Michael sits on the Boards of Nephin Energy and Encino Energy. He holds an HBA from Ivey Business School, where he is also a Board member, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
GREGORY LOHNES Director
Greg Lohnes joined the Wolf Midstream Board of Directors in 2016 and chairs the Environment, Health and Safety Committee. Mr. Lohnes retired in 2014 from TransCanada Corporation where he held the position of Executive Vice-President, Operations and Major Projects, responsible for the building, operation and maintenance of all facilities and infrastructure. Prior to this, he was President, Natural Gas Pipelines where he was accountable for TransCanada’s natural gas pipeline and regulated natural gas storage businesses in Canada, the United States and Mexico. During his 20-year career with TransCanada, Greg held a number of other management positions in the areas of law, finance, pipelines, midstream and international.
Greg was formerly the Chair of TC Pipelines GP, Inc. He is currently a member of The Calgary Foundation Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary.
ROBERT MELLEMA Director
Robert Mellema is a Senior Principal in the Natural Resources Group at the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), based in Toronto. Since joining CPPIB in 2008, he has been involved in evaluating investment opportunities across a broad range of sectors including financial services, building products, business services, hospitality and consumer products as a member of the Direct Private Equity Group. Since dedicating his time more fully to Natural Resources, Robert has played an integral role in many important CPPIB natural resources investments in upstream oil and gas and energy infrastructure including Teine Energy, Seven Generation Energy, Black Swan Energy and Wolf Midstream. He is a member of CPPIB’s Sustainable Investing Committee and serves on the boards of Black Swan Energy and Livingston International. Prior to joining CPPIB, Robert worked at the Boston Consulting Group and at UBS on the Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions Team in Toronto and the Leisure sector team in London.
Robert holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Palmer Scholar and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, where he graduated with First Class honours.
PATRICIA NEWSON Director
Patricia Newson joined the Wolf Midstream Board of Directors in 2016 and chairs the Audit Committee. She retired in 2011 from AltaGas Ltd. as President of the Utility Division and was previously President and CEO of AltaGas Utility Group Inc. from 2005 to 2009, and Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of AltaGas Income Trust from 1996 to 2006.
Patricia currently serves on the board of Pattern Energy Group Inc. Her previous board experience includes Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Brookfield Residential Properties Inc., AltaGas Utility Group Inc., Long Run Exploration Inc., Guide Exploration Inc., Heritage Gas Limited, Inuvik Gas Ltd., the Canadian Gas Association, Alberta Electric System Operator, and Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST). Patricia is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
GORDON SALAHOR Chief Executive Officer and Director
Prior to founding Wolf, Gordon Salahor was a founder and principal of Mistral Energy Inc., VP of Commercial Operations for Taylor Gas Liquids Ltd., the Manager and Administrator of Taylor NGL Limited Partnership. He also held positions with Ernst & Young in their gas industry management consulting practice and various engineering positions with Dow Chemical Canada.
Gordon has a deep understanding of the North American midstream and natural gas liquids environments and develops innovative solutions to address customer’s needs with creative commercial arrangements to drive value. Gordon has direct experience with overseeing production planning, buying and selling of natural gas, operations and corporate development, regulatory affairs and investor relations.
Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (1982) and an MBA (1991) from the University of Alberta. He holds a professional engineering designation in the province of Alberta.
DAVID SCHMUNK Chief Operating Officer and Director
Prior to founding Wolf, David Schmunk was founder, principal and, COO of Mistral Energy Inc. David has also held positions with Taylor NGL Limited Partnership (COO) and, TransCanada Pipelines, where he served as Vice President Operations in addition to other engineering roles involved in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of gas plants in Western Canada. David has overseen multi-million-dollar pipeline and gas plant expansions and has been responsible for the execution of all aspects of regulatory, public consultation, engineering, operations, and administration for the projects.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan (1982), and a professional engineering designation in the province of Alberta.
ANDREW WISWELL Chair of the Board
Andrew Wiswell joined the Wolf Midstream Board of Directors in 2017. Prior to his retirement in 2012, Mr. Wiswell served as President, CEO and director of NAL Energy Corporation. Throughout his career, he has been engaged in executive level business and financial roles and directorships in public companies including President, CEO and director of Parkland Industries, President of ICG Propane, Vice President of Marketing and subsequently Senior Vice President and CFO of Gulf Canada Corporation.
Andrew serves on the boards of Total Energy Services and Mancal Corporation. He received the Ivey Leadership Award in 2011 from Ivey School of Business for exceptional leadership in business and the Calgary community. Andrew is involved in many volunteer and non-profit organizations including the advisory board of the Ivey School of Business, the board of the Calgary chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the United Way of Calgary. Andrew is a past Chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Board of Directors.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.