Dr. Marchant has 40 years of oil and gas industry experience in Canada and international locations, with extensive experience in exploration, foreign growth strategies, sustainability and international operations. Currently, he is the Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Energy Geopolitics at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary where he teaches energy, corporate social responsibility and sustainability strategies; he also lectures on Board environment, social and governance strategies for the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program. Dr. Marchant serves as a Director (since 2015) and Chair of the Board (since 2018) of Valeura Energy Inc. and a Director of TransGlobe Energy Corporation (since 2020). He was a Director of Cub Energy Inc. from 2013 to 2020. He was Executive Chairman of Anatolia Energy Corp. from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Marchant served in a variety of senior executive positions with British Petroleum and Amoco in North America and the Middle East. Prior to his international assignments, he spent 17 years with Amoco Canada.
Dr. Marchant holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. He completed the Executive Program at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario in 1994 and the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program in 2011.