Management, Board and Advisory Team
Over the past three years LNG NL has assembled an excellent team of professionals with expertise in all the critical areas needed to develop the community partnerships and accomplish the permitting, financing, engineering, and construction milestones necessary to bring this project to a reality.
Greg Dickie, LL.B., QC
President, Baine Johnston Corp. Chairman, LNG NL
A diversified entity with significant land, commercial, real estate and retail assets in its portfolio, Baine Johnston Corp. is one of the oldest firms in NL. As our Chairman, Greg brings over 30 years of legal, permitting, regulatory and project management expertise to LNG NL.
Leo Power, MBA, Master of Oil & Gas Studies, ICD.D
CEO and Director, LNG NL
A seasoned entrepreneur with significant corporate governance, government relations and project management experience in the commercial, retail and resource sectors (Mining and Oil & Gas) Leo's focus as he continues to strategically lead LNG NL forward, is on communications, project marketing, financing, partnership development and contract negotiations.
Majid A. Abdi, Ph.D., P.Eng.
President, M. A. Procense, Executive V.P. Engineering, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Director, LNG NL
Majid’s expertise lies in mid and downstream oil and natural gas production, processing, and
transportation. He is a veteran energy industry Project Manager and brings over 35 years of international experience with oil majors leading offshore and onshore front-end loading of development projects. He leads LNG NL's engineering activities managing EPCM and Engineering consultants.
Kevin Aylward, B. Comm.
Chief Operating Officer, LNG NL
A former Cabinet Minister in the NL Government (+8 yrs.) Kevin has held Environment and Labour portfolios and has been directly involved in countless resource development negotiations. In addition to operations, Kevin is Co-founder of Beothuk Energy /CIP Offshore Wind Marine Energy Joint Venture and former Chief Operating Officer.
Don Anthony, CPA, CA, CMA
Owner, Anthony & Smith VP Finances and Director, LNG NL
A co-founder of Anthony & Smith, Don has been providing, accounting, finance, and management services to leading businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador over 30 years. These skills and his wealth of experience and enterprising spirit ensure LNG NL decisions are grounded in solid financial advice.
David Robbins, M., Env. Science
Senior Environmental Scientist, ICI Innovations
Principal Environmental and Impact Assessment Advisor, LNG NL
A senior environmental management lead in the oil and gas industry, David was a member of Equinor's Bay Du Nord EIA consultant team and has worked on various EIAs in the energy, and oil and gas sectors across Atlantic Canada. ICI’s information visualization system has been used for environmental assessment and pipeline integrity projects across Canada including for NL OilCo and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC).
Saqamaw Mi'sel Joe, LLD, CM
Chief, Miawpukek First Nation Special Advisor, LNG NL
A natural leader, Mi’sel Joe, has for over 40 years, led his people and home community of Conne River to consistent prosperity. His understanding of partnership, facilitation skills and universal credibility as a
listener that understands community, are essential inputs to LNG NL earning its social license to operate.
Shayne McDonald, LL.B., MBA
Director Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services Special Advisor, LNG NL
Shane is a skilled legal affairs specialist with a history of providing support to governments in the areas of leadership, negotiation, coaching, governance, and team building. Shane will be invaluable in helping LNG develop a solid understanding of the priorities and expectation of our first nations partners.
Chris Collingwood, B. Comm.
Chairman & CEO, Baine Johnston Corp. Special Advisor LNG NL
Chris has led over 40 years of growth for Baine Johnston Corp's commercial retail and real estate
operations. He has participated in numerous resource development projects as an investor and director.
His advice in commercial and industrial real estate financing, development and permitting is invaluable.
Sean Leet, MBA, CEO
Horizon Maritime Group of Companies Director, LNG NL
Horizon is a leading diversified marine services supplier to the offshore renewables and oil & gas industry. Sean's 20 plus years of firsthand leadership has earned him the confidence of Horizon’s clients and the trust needed to establish and successfully operate various international and First Nations partnerships, including the Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services Ltd. partnership.
David Mitchell, P Eng. MBA, ICD.D
CEO Pennecon Director, LNG NL
Pennecon has provided heavy civil construction, industrial fabrication, and marine maintenance services to major projects in NL and Canada-wide. Dave's 25 years of firsthand experience managing some of the
largest construction projects undertaken in NL will guide key contract decisions and oversight at LNG NL.
President, DF Barnes/JV Driver Director, LNG NL
A wholly owner subsidiary of DFB Driver, DF Barnes has provided leadership in offshore maintenance,
mobilization, and fabrication services to offshore operations for over 20 years. Jason's years of experience and strong interest in innovation will ensure DF Barnes, as a shareholder and a strategic partner, provides excellent support.
Partnerships & Project Milestones
Located at Conne River on the south coast of NL, the Miawpukek First Nation inked a historic partnership and equity agreement with LNG NL in September 2021. The involvement with LNG NL has been endorsed nationally by the First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC). In addition, Miawpukek will see active participation in the project through its majority owned JV company Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services (MHMS).
“Miawpukek First Nation, through our Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services Ltd. partnership, is proud and very excited to be an equity partner in LNG NL. Our inclusion in this project is historical, trans-formative, and an example of how the offshore energy industry, Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador are truly embracing and giving effect to “reconciliation.”
-Chief Misel Joe, Miawpukek First Nation
Historic Miawpukek First Nation Equity Agreement
Closely affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland Labrador, since 1975 C-CORE has provided research-based advisory services and technology solutions to operators looking to mitigate risk in remote or challenging environments worldwide. LNG NL has a very close collaboration with C-CORE to tap into their extensive knowledge and expertise in ice engineering, as well as their earth observation, and remote sensing capabilities.
Collaboration Agreement with C-CORE
LNG NL has met with major International, Canadian, and Newfoundland and Labrador based construction contractors and service providers to gauge their interest in this project and understand their experience and technical capabilities in relation to this project. We have received tremendous support. This includes: SNC Lavalin, Intecsea (Worley Group), C-CORE, Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services (MHMS), Tenaris Global Services, Pennecon and JV Driver / DF Barnes Services Limited.
Strong Engineering and Construction Industry Support
LNG NL has signed Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with Offshore Operators to access selected Jeanne d’ Arc Basin natural gas-related data and studies. More importantly, they have dedicated hundreds of hours of their time to progress due diligence as LNG NL advances its goal of securing firm agreements for supply of natural gas.
Oil and Gas Operator Cooperation
Recognizing the importance of this project to national and provincial interests, LNG NL has sought early guidance from the Federal Ministry of Natural Resources as we move through the environmental assessment and permitting process. Understanding that our social license to operate hinges in part on public education and transparency we have also engaged early to tap into the knowledge and experience of other federal and provincial entities including Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC); Canada Energy Regulator (CER); Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB); Government of Canada Department of Natural Resources (NRCAN) National CCUS Management Framework, and Liquefied Natural Gas Teams; and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Industry, Energy and Technology and also with the Department of Environment and Climate Change.