Board of Directors

Michael Phelps

Mr. Phelps is Chairman and founder of Dornoch Capital Inc., a private investment company.  From January 1988 to 2002, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and subsequently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Westcoast Energy Inc., based in Vancouver, B.C.  In 2001, Mr. Phelps was appointed as an Officer to the Order of Canada.  In 2003, the Canadian government appointed Mr. Phelps as Chairman of the Wise Persons’ Committee, a panel developed to review Canada’s system of securities regulation. Mr. Phelps serves on the board of directors of Enbridge Inc. He also served on the boards of directors of Marathon Oil Ltd., Spectra Energy Corporation (a pipeline and midstream company acquired by Enbridge Inc.), Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian Pacific Limited, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canfor Corporation and Prodigy Gold Incorporated (formerly Kodiak Exploration Ltd.). He is a member of the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics.

Mr. Phelps holds a B.A. in economics and history and an LL.B. from the University of Manitoba, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by three universities.


Dennis Chorney

Mr. Chorney has served on Teine's Board of Directors since the reorganization of its predecessor in 2010, and had served as a director of the predecessor since 2005.  He brings over 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry and has served on numerous oil and gas public company and energy trust boards. These companies include Daylight Energy Ltd. (2006-2011); TUSK Energy Corporation (2005-2009); Norquay Capital Ltd. (now Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.) (2005-2006); Tiger-Cat Energy Ltd. / RMS Systems Inc. (2005-2008); Sequoia Oil & Gas Ltd. (2005-2006); Argo Energy Ltd. (2002-2005); and Argonauts Group Ltd. (1998-2002). Mr. Chorney served as Director of Production and Drilling and Project Director for Anglo Albanian Petroleum Ltd. (a private international oil and gas company) from June 1998 to July 2000.  Prior thereto, he was Vice President and General Manager of Heavy Oil Operations, PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Chorney is a professional engineer and an independent businessman.

David Chambers

Mr. Chambers has served on Teine's Board of Directors since June 2015 and is a Senior Principal with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ("CPPIB") in the Energy and Resources group. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2010, Mr. Chambers worked in the Financial Restructuring Group at global investment bank, Houlihan Lokey, Inc. He holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Jason Denney

Mr. Denney is the President and CEO of Teine and has served on Teine’s Board since May, 2015.  Mr. Denney is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of industry experience in both onshore and offshore resource development. He started his oil and gas career working for Murphy Oil based in Lloydminster. Subsequently, he joined Encana holding various senior engineering, operational and management positions. Mr. Denney is a founding member of Teine and was most recently Teine’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Denney holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, is a member of APEGA and the Institute of Corporate Directors. 

Jim Howe

Mr. Howe has served on Teine's Board of Directors since the reorganization of its predecessor in 2010, and had served as a director of the predecessor since 2005. He brings over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and currently is President of Bragg Creek Financial Consultants Ltd., a private financial consulting corporation. Mr. Howe has been a director and/or Chief Financial Officer for several public and private energy companies during his career, and currently serves on the boards of the following public companies: Ensign Energy Services Inc., Pason Systems Inc., and Bengal Energy Inc. Mr. Howe is a Chartered Accountant and an independent businessman.

Nicholas Zelenczuk

Mr. Zelenczuk has served on Teine's Board of Directors since 2012. From 2013 to May 2018 he was the Senior Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).  Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer for CPPIB for 4 years. Mr. Zelenczuk has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has held a number of senior roles in investment banking, telecommunications, and consulting.  Earlier in his career, he served as President and CEO of Deutsche Bank Canada.

Mr. Zelenczuk also serves on the boards of Wilton Re Ltd. (a life re-insurance company) and Trillium Health Partners (a leading community hospital).  He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.