Our Executive Team
Jeremy has over 3 years of experience in the natural gas and oil industry. Prior to Jeremy acquiring Insignia Energy Ltd., through holding company Jinchang Energy Ltd. on August 15, 2017, he was Executive Director of SanLing Energy Ltd. Jeremy works together with the senior management to formulate and implement exploration projects and is responsible for Insignia’s overall development, growth strategies and supervision of key management issues. He obtained his Diploma of Business Administration from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2014 and his Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2015.
CFO, Executive Board Secretary,
VP Corporate Administration
Ben has extensive experience in general management, corporate finance and financial control, all gained from top management positions held in renowned corporations and firms. Ben is responsible for the oversight of corporate financial planning and strategy. Prior to joining Insignia Energy Ltd., he was a partner in a financial consultancy firm. Previous to that he worked at Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) for over 13 years, gaining experience in treasury, tax, financial reporting, mergers & acquisitions, performance & appraisal, internal audit, contract & procurement, system implementation, new subsidiary establishment as well as finance shared service center set up and business process improvement. He was a member of the Board of Joint Ventures, CFO of Joint Ventures, Finance head at Shell based in Canada, China, Hong Kong and Norway. Ben holds a Master of Business Administration degree and is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada, fellow member of Certified Management Accountant in the United States and the Chartered Global Management Accountant in the United Kingdom.
Vice President Operations, Exploration
Michael has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in various geotechnical and executive leadership roles. He is responsible for ensuring operational excellence and is focused on exploration and value opportunities over the base production and through identifying accretive exploration and development opportunities. He has been actively exploring and developing the Montney since 1997 and is well versed in unconventional resource plays. He has considerable operational expertise, having been directly involved with drilling several hundred horizontal/vertical wells. Prior to joining Insignia he held positions of increasing responsibility with senior Canadian and independent senior producers Talisman, Petro-Canada, Anadarko and Baytex Energy Trust. Subsequent to large and mid-cap exploration and development companies, Mr. Clegg undertook extensive exploration and A&D activities at Chamaleo/Crocotta Energy, Canadian Forest/LonePine Resources and Grafton Asset Management/Pipestone Oil Corp. He graduated with a B.Sc. Hons Geology from the University of Southampton (UK) and a M.Sc. Geology from the University of Western Ontario. He is a professional geoscientist registered with APEGA.
Vice President Land
Mike brings 20 years of oil and gas experience to Insignia Energy Ltd., specializing in negotiating exploration and development agreements, as well as strategic acquisitions and divestments. Most recently he held the positions of Asset Rationalization Manager, and for 3 years, Team Lead of the Deep Basin Development team at Sinopec Daylight Energy Ltd. He has held positions of increasing responsibility with such companies as Norcen Energy, UPRI, Anadarko and Daylight Energy Ltd. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary (PLM, Finance) and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.
Engineering & Corporate Development
Ryan has over 24 years of experience in all disciplines of the Oil and Gas industry. With a career defined by progressively more senior roles with PennWest Energy, Iteration Energy, Canadian Forest/LonePine Resources, Bellatrix, TAQA North and Obsidian Energy. The initial 10 years of Ryan’s career involved facilities and operations where he held various responsibilities in designing, constructing, operating and optimizing oil and gas facilities throughout Western Canada. The following years were spent in production and completions and asset development which involved all aspects of optimizing wellbores, completions and workovers for plays in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. Most recently he was involved in the development, management and restructuring of companies where he was responsible for joint venture, marketing, asset development and engineering management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and has been an active professional member of APEGA since 1998.
Yana brings over 20 years of financial reporting and auditing experience to the Insignia team. Prior to joining Insignia she held the Controller position with Bankers Petroleum Ltd., a publicly traded company, from 2006 until the company’s closure in August 2018. She spent her early professional career as an auditor for large firms such as Deloitte, as well as some smaller Chartered Accountant firms. Her specialization includes financial reporting, public company compliance, control reporting, taxation and treasury management. She became a Chartered Accountant of Alberta in 2003 and currently holds the designations of CPA, CA. She is also a U.S. CPA with the state of Pennsylvania where she graduated and acquired a bachelor degree in accounting.
Prior to his role as Exploitation Manager with Insignia, Zenon held roles of increasing responsibility in capital operations and upstream engineering with Primewest Energy, TAQA North, Pace Oil & Gas Ltd. and Spyglass Resources Corp. He brings over 15 years of diversified operational engineering experience across the full Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin with core strengths in drilling, completions and asset development. Zenon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).