The Rathlin Management

The management of the operations of the Rathlin companies in the UK is supported and the obligations of the companies are assured by Connaught. Connaught is engaged in a continuing programme of exploration and development in Western Canada.


CEO, Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd.
Director, Rathlin Energy Limited and Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd.

John Hodgins is a Canadian citizen, resident in Calgary Alberta. He is a senior executive with extensive exploration and operating experience in growing and repositioning oil and gas companies, both domestically and internationally. As CEO of Connaught he, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and executive, is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Company. John has over 33 years of experience working in Western Canada, the Mackenzie Delta, the Scotian Shelf, the northern Rockies and midcontinent of the US, the North Sea, East Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, Northern Ireland, England, South Australia and Southwest China. Prior to Connaught he held positions with Coronado Energy Corp., Rigel Oil & Gas Ltd., Total Canada, Morgan Hydrocarbons, North Canadian Oils, Voyager Oil and Gas, Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas, and Saskoil Corp.


President & COO, Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd.

Tom Ruissen is a Canadian citizen, resident in Canada. He is an executive and senior manager with over 28 years of progressive oil and gas industry experience focused on the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and other international venues. He is responsible for all of Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd.’s operations and in conjunction with management and professionals directs the exploration, development, production, drilling, completions and land activities. Prior to joining Connaught, Tom held executive and management positions with Bow Valley Energy Ltd., Baytex Energy Ltd., and Rigel Oil & Gas Ltd. He started his oil and gas career as a geologist with Amoco Canada Petroleum Company.


Manager, Rathlin Energy Limited and Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd.

Tom Selkirk is a Canadian citizen, resident in Great Britain. He is a senior exploration professional with over 31 years of domestic and international oil and gas industry experience. He has the responsibility for the management of Rathlin Energy (UK) Limited’s exploration programmes and operations in the UK. Tom’s exploration experience includes Western Canada, Central Canada and US, Onshore UK, Indonesia, Columbia and Egypt. Prior to joining Rathlin he consulted for Connaught Oil and Gas. Previously he held positions with Trimox Energy Inc., Moxie Petroleum Ltd., Alberta Energy Corporation, Conwest Exploration, Home Oil Company Limited, Hudbay Oil International Ltd. and Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas Company Ltd.


Senior Vice President & CFO, Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd.

Brett Statham is a Canadian citizen, resident in Calgary, Alberta. He is an executive and Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of experience in roles with increasing levels of responsibility. With Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd. he is responsible for the leadership and management of all financial operations. Prior to joining Connaught, Brett worked for Trident Exploration Corporation, TransAlta Corporation and KPMG LLP Chartered Accountants. In a previous career, Brett was a pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces where he flew missions worldwide.


Vice President, Engineering, Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd.

Marlon Wall is a Canadian citizen, resident in Calgary, Alberta. He is responsible for reservoir engineering, facilities and production operations with Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd. He is a professional engineer with over 20 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas business including production, exploitation, reservoir engineering and business development responsibilities. Prior to joining Connaught, Marlon worked with Baytex Energy Ltd., Koch Exploration Canada Ltd., Serenpet Inc. and Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd.


Vice President, Exploration, Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd.

Ronald Kostiuk is a Canadian citizen, resident in Calgary, Alberta. He is responsible for overseeing exploration operations and contributing to the development of oil and gas plays and prospects for Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd. He is a professional geologist with over 27 years of experience exploring for oil and gas, and coal. Prior to Connaught, Ronald held various technical and professional positions with Talisman Energy, Crowsnest Resources Ltd. and Smoky River Coal Ltd.

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