Richard H. Auchinleck

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Canada Resources Ltd.

Richard H. Auchinleck

Richard H. Auchinleck

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Canada Resources Ltd.

Career Highlights

Gulf Indonesia Resources Ltd.
Gulf Canada Resources Ltd.

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Primary Location

Calgary, AB, Canada

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President & Chief Executive Officer at TELUS Corp.

Chairman at Seacan Realty Fund

Former Vice President & Treasurer at Enbridge, Inc.

President & Vice-Chancellor at University of Calgary

Former Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President at Enbridge, Inc.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at ConocoPhillips

Senior Strategic Advisor at McMillan LLP

Executive Chairman at Parallel Energy, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President-Risk Management at Calgary Health Region

Former Senior Vice President-Prairies Region at Royal Bank of Canada

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Richard H. Auchinleck
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Canada Resources Ltd.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.


Founded in 1977, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only national membership organization created by and for directors, providing unparalleled solutions and resources that empower boards to be more effective.The NACD network includes nearly 10,000 directors and executives from leading public, private and nonprofit companies; nationally-recognized firms whose professional services meet important corporate governance needs; and governance experts from academia and elsewhere.


Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of AB is a non profit organization that regulates the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta. Its function is licensing individuals and companies that want to practice engineering and geoscience in Alberta. The applicants and companies that meet APEGA’s standards for ethical, professional, and technical competency earn the right to practice and use reserved titles and designations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

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Career History
Chief Executive Officer
1997 - 1998

Gulf Indonesia Resources Ltd. explores and produces oil and natural gas primarily on the island of Sumatra. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.

President & Chief Executive Officer
1976 - 2001

Gulf Canada Resources Limited is a publicly traded company that explores for, develops, produces and markets conventional and synthetic crude oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas. Its head office is in Calgary, Alberta, and its executive office is located in Denver, Colorado. Gulf Canada’s roots and history are Canadian - Gulf is a Canadian success story that dates back to the founding of The British American Oil Company Limited in image_1_small.jpg (3606 bytes)1906. The company, created by Albert LeRoy Ellsworth, received its charter in October of that year, and began distributing kerosene and lubricating oils in downtown Toronto. From those humble beginnings, B-A grew to become a major refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Following the 1947 discovery of oil at Leduc, which led to the creation of today's multi-billion-dollar oil and gas business in Western Canada, the company moved quickly to establish itself as a Canadian image_2_small.jpg (5675 bytes)explorer and producer. It entrenched itself as such in 1956 by acquiring Canadian Gulf Oil Company. Canadian Gulf Oil had begun operations in Western Canada in 1941, and was a highly successful explorer with discoveries such as the Stettler oilfield to its credit. The acquisition confirmed B-A's status as a major, fully integrated oil company. By the 1960s, the company had become Canada's second largest oil company, exploring for and producing oil and gas in Western Canada, operating nine strategically located refineries, and selling a variety of petroleum products and accessories from 5,000 service stations located coast-to-coast. But as one of the company's advertising slogans made clear, "At B-A, nothing stays the same any longer than it takes to improve it." So in January 1969, B-A amalgamated with The Royalite Oil Company, Limited, a smaller integrated oil image_3_small.jpg (3443 bytes)company that traced its roots back to 1912 and the discovery of gas at Turner Valley, Alberta; and with Shawinigan Chemicals Limited. The combined entity became Gulf Oil Canada Limited, later shortened to Gulf Canada Limited, the Canadian member of the international Gulf Oil family. Gulf Canada continued to explore for oil and gas in Western Canada and extended its search into Canada's northern and East Coast frontier regions. It also continued to refine and market products all across Canada, operating facilities in every province and employing at one time over 11,000 Canadians. Then in 1984, Chevron Corporation acquired the parent Gulf Corporation and a year later sold its approximately 60 per cent interest in Gulf Canada to Olympia & image_4_small.jpg (3651 bytes)York. Gulf Canada became a Canadian-owned entity once again, and embarked on a period of diversification and change, including the sale of all of its refining and marketing assets. In 1987, the company reorganized, creating three separate publicly traded companies to give shareholders the opportunity of directly owning interests in the various businesses. One of those companies was Gulf Canada Resources Limited, which was created to carry on the oil and gas business as one of Canada's largest upstream companies focussed on exploration and production. image_5_small.jpg (2431 bytes)Then in January 1995, a group of investors led by Torch Energy Investors Incorporated acquired a 25 per cent interest in Gulf. In recent years, Gulf s principal operating centres have been Western Canada and Indonesia, with additional exploration properties in Algeria and Australia, and a significant exploration land position in the United States. The billion-dollar acquisition of Clyde Petroleum plc in the first quarter of 1997 added significant producing assets and exploration lands in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Indonesia and Australia, as well as exploration lands in Libya, Syria, Yemen, The Falkland Islands and Argentina. Gulf is now poised for renewed growth by pursuing its many opportunities, both in Canada and abroad.

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Boards & Committees
Chairman of the Board
2003 - Current

TELUS Corp. operates as a telecommunications company. The comapny specializes in telecommunication services and products primarily for wireless and wireline voice and data. It operates through the Wireless and Wireline segments. The Wireless segment refers to the data and voice products for mobile technologies. The Wireline segment offers data solutions such as internet protocol, television, hosting, managed information technology and cloud-based services, business process outsourcing, certain healthcare solutions, as well as voice and other telecommunications services, and equipment sales. The company was founded on October 26, 1998 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Member, Board of Directors
2002 - 2018

ConocoPhillips has a time-honored tradition of placing safety, health and environmental stewardship at the top of our operating priorities. This will not change as we move forward as an independent company. Our technical capability, asset quality and scale, and financial strength are unmatched among independent upstream companies and uniquely position us to compete anywhere in the world. While North America is our home and provides the majority of our production, we are active in almost 30 countries and in a wide range of geologic and geographic settings, including some of the world’s most challenging areas. From the frozen Arctic to the arid desert, we have a proven track record of responsibly and efficiently exploring for and producing oil and natural gas. Our production streams include light oil, heavy oil, oil sands, natural gas liquids, conventional natural gas, coalbed methane, shale gas and oil, and liquefied natural gas (LNG). By combining our legacy strengths with the focus and culture of an independent company, we believe we can unlock potential for all our stakeholders by helping to meet the world’s energy needs. Our highly skilled and dedicated workforce of over 16,000 employees embraces this opportunity. We look forward to sharing our exciting future with you and invite you to learn more about us

Independent Trustee
Prior - 2014

Enbridge Commercial Trust, part of Enbridge, Inc., is a Canadian company located in Calgary, AB, that operates as a trust.

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Member, Board of Directors
2010 - 2015
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