Prior to February 1, 2014, Mr. Stickland was employed for 13 years by TransAlta Corporation, one of Canada's largest non-regulated power generation and wholesale marketing companies. At TransAlta he held the position of Chief Business Development Officer and prior to that was the Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Stickland has been a member of various professional associations and has served as a director of several publicly listed companies, associations and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to TransAlta, Mr. Stickland was a partner with the Calgary-based law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and has over 30 years of experience in the area of commercial law with a specific focus on energy-related matters.
Mr. Stickland is also a director of Trinidad Drilling Ltd., a public oilfield services company.
Mr. Stickland is Chairman of the Board of Whitecap, a member of the Audit Committee, a member of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and has been a Director since June 10, 2013.