Mr. Macdonald brings 52 years of oil and gas industry experience in western Canada, including leadership, strategy and growth, finance, exploration, corporate relations and marketing.
He currently serves as the Chairman of Canada Gives Across Borders (since 2018). He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2003 to 2019) of Point Energy Ltd., a private oil and gas exploration company. From 2012 to 2016 he was the Chairman of Northpoint Resources Ltd., from 2003 to 2006, Managing Director of Northpoint Energy Ltd., and from 2006 to 2013 a director of Sure Energy Inc. Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pointwest Energy Inc. and President and Chief Operating Officer of Anderson Exploration Ltd. He began his career with PanCanadian Petroleum Limited in 1969 (until 1977) and later worked for several exploration firms. Mr. Macdonald also has deep expertise in voluntary and community leadership, reflected by awards including the Order of Canada, the National United Way Tocqueville Society Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for community work; and an Honourary Bachelor of Technology Degree from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, for his support of post-secondary technology education.
Mr. Macdonald has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alberta. He completed the Executive Management Program at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and attended a Financial Literacy Course at the Rotman Business School at the University of Toronto, which is in conjunction with the Institute of Corporate Directors.