CSR & Governance

Board of Directors

  • Mac H. Van Wielingen, HBA

    Mr. Van Wielingen is a founder of ARC and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2002, prior thereto he was Vice Chairman and Director.  He is Chairman and a founder of ARC Financial Corporation, a private equity investment management company focused on the energy sector in Canada. Previously, Mr. Van Wielingen was a Senior Vice President and Director of a major national investment dealer, responsible for all corporate finance activities in Alberta. Mr. Van Wielingen is also Chairman of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL) at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Mr. Van Wielingen holds an Honours Business Degree from the University of Western Ontario Business School and has studied post-graduate Economics at Harvard University.

  • John P. Dielwart, B.Sc., P.Eng

    Mr. Dielwart held the position of Chief Executive Officer of ARC Resources until January 1, 2013.  As a founding member of the Company in 1996, Mr. Dielwart played an instrumental role in its growth and success over the past 17 years. Prior to joining ARC in 1994, Mr. Dielwart spent 12 years with a major Calgary based oil and natural gas engineering consulting firm, as senior Vice-President and a director, where he gained extensive technical knowledge of oil and natural gas properties in western Canada.  Prior thereto he began his career with a major oil and natural gas company in Calgary.  Mr. Dielwart received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Calgary.  Mr. Dielwart is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and a Past-Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Mr. Dielwart currently serves on the board of directors for Denbury Resources Inc and Tesco Corporation.

  • Fred J. Dyment, CA

    Mr. Dyment has 30 years of extensive experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently an independent businessman.  He has held positions as President and Chief Executive Officer for Maxx Petroleum and President and Chief Executive Officer of Ranger Oil Limited.  Mr. Dyment received a Chartered Accountant designation from the province of Ontario in 1972. Mr. Dyment is a director on the board of Tesco Corporation, Transglobe Energy Corporation, Major Drilling Group International and WesternZagros Resources Ltd. He has been a director of ARC since 2003.

  • Timothy J. Hearn, B.Sc.

    Mr. Hearn is a retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Oil Limited. He has over 40 years of experience in oil and gas with Imperial Oil. During his time with Imperial Oil he held increasingly senior positions, including President of Exxon Mobil Chemicals, Asia Pacific, and Vice President of Human Resources for Exxon Mobil Corporation.  Mr. Hearn holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba. He brings extensive corporate board experience to ARC. In addition to his work on corporate boards, Mr. Hearn is the Chairman of the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the Advisory Board of the Public Policy School at the University of Calgary, as well as a board member of the Dean’s Medical Advisory Board also at the University of Calgary.  Previously, he has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of the C.D. Howe Institute and was a member of the Canada Council of Chief Executives. Mr. Hearn currently serves on the board of directors for the Royal Bank of Canada.  Mr. Hearn has been a director of ARC since 2011.

  • James C. Houck, B.Sc., MBA

    Mr. Houck has over 30 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. Most recently, he held the position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Churchill Corporation, a construction and industrial services company.  Prior thereto he was President and CEO of Western Oil Sands.  The greater part of his career was spent with ChevronTexaco Inc., where he held a number of senior management and officer positions, including President, Worldwide Power and Gasification Inc., and Vice President and General Manager, Alternate Energy Department.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Houck held various positions of increasing responsibility in Texaco’s conventional oil and gas operations.  Mr. Houck has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Trinity University in San Antonio and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston. Mr. Houck currently serves as a director on the WesternZagros Resources Ltd. board. He has been a director of ARC since 2008.

  • Harold N. Kvisle, B.Sc., P.Eng., MBA

    Mr. Kvisle is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Energy.  He has over 35 years of experience and has worked in both the oil and gas and utilities and power industries.  Mr. Kvisle joined TransCanada Corporation in 1999 where he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer until 2010.  Prior to joining TransCanada, he was the President of Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada Inc.  Previously, he held engineering, finance and management positions with Dome Petroleum Ltd.  Mr. Kvisle holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Calgary. Mr. Kvisle is currently a director of Talisman Energy Inc.  He is the former Chair of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and is former Chair of the Mount Royal College Board of Governors. Mr. Kvisle has been a director of ARC since 2009.

  • Kathleen M. O’Neill, B.Comm, FCA

    Ms. O’Neill is a Corporate Director and has extensive experience in accounting and financial services.  Previously, she was an Executive Vice-President of the Bank of Montreal (“BMO”) Financial Group with accountability for a number of major business units. Prior to joining BMO Financial Group in 1994, she was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Ms. O'Neill is an FCA (Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants) and has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. O’Neill currently serves on the board of directors of Finning International Group Inc., the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer, and Invesco Canada Funds.  Ms. O’Neill is Chair of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation of Toronto and previous Chair of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.  She has been a director of ARC since 2009.

  • Herbert C. Pinder, Jr., B.Arts, L.L.B., MBA

    Mr. Pinder is the President of Goal Group, a private equity management firm located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Previously he managed a family business as President of Pinder Drugs.  He is an experienced corporate director and brings a varied business background to ARC.  Mr. Pinder has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Manitoba and Masters in Business Administration degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Pinder is currently a director for a number of private energy companies, the C.D. Howe Institute and the Fraser Institute as a Trustee. He has been a director of ARC since 2006.

  • William G. Sembo

    Mr. Sembo recently retired from his role as Vice Chairman at RBC Capital Markets LLC. With over 40 years of industry experience, Mr. Sembo has spent the majority of his career in energy investment banking. He has expertise in investment banking, corporate credit and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining RBC in 1986, Mr. Sembo held Corporate Finance and Financial Planning positions with Toronto Dominion Bank and Asamera Inc., respectively.  Mr. Sembo has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary.  He brings extensive capital markets expertise as well as a broad base of corporate governance experience to ARC, having served as a director for both private and public boards as well as numerous not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Sembo currently serves as a director for two privately owned enterprises, OMERS Energy Services and CEDA International.

  • Myron M. Stadnyk, P.Eng

    Mr. Stadnyk is President and Chief Executive Officer of ARC Resources and has overall management responsibility for the Company.  Mr. Stadnyk joined ARC in 1997, as the Company’s first operations employee, and in 2005 was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer.  Since 2009, he has held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to joining ARC, Mr. Stadnyk worked with a major oil and gas company in both domestic and international operations.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management program.  Mr. Stadnyk joined ARC's Board of Directors in 2013.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and currently serves as a governor for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.