William A. Rand BComm (McGill), LLB (Dalhousie), LLM (London School of Economics), JD (hon.) (Dalhousie)

(Chairman and Director)

Mr. Rand practiced securities and resource law for over 20 years.  Following, he established a private company to pursue investment banking. Mr. Rand also serves on the Board of five other publicly traded companies in the mining, oil and gas industries and fund investment including Denison Mines Corp., Lundin Mining Corporation, Lundin Petroleum AB, NGEx Resources Inc. and Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd., a Russian focused investment company.  Additionally, Mr. Rand is a Senior Business Advisor at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a large Toronto‑based law firm. 


Gerry E. Kerkhoff

(President, CEO and Director)


Mr. Kerkhoff has over 25 years in the oil and gas services industry with a proven track record of growing profitable companies. Mr Kerkhoff is experienced in startup companies, acquisitions, growth strategies and divestitures. Prior to New West Energy, Mr. Kerkhoff was the founder of New West Fluid Management in 1999 that subsequently sold in 2007. As a professional in environmental and fluid management Mr. Kerkhoff has consulted on environmental projects throughout North America, South America and Australia.


Robert F. Chase



Mr. Chase has over 35 years of experience in investment/merchant banking, commercial banking, oil and gas exploration and development, mining exploration and development, forest products and port terminal operations. His activities have centered on public companies involved with international mining exploration activities, high tech software operations and public company directorships.


Dr. Ralph T. Strother



Dr. Strother was a professor of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary from 1984 to 1996. In the 1990s he became involved with several non-profits and foundations including Chairman of the Calgary Foundation and Chairman of the National Board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and is currently a Senior Officer for two private Calgary based foundations. Dr. Strother has served on the Boards of private and public companies.


Timothy A. Young


Mr. Young's career has been in mineral exploration for over 15 years and has achieved success assembling diamond, gold, nickel, copper, zinc and uranium properties, mainly in Western Canada, to vend and option to various mineral exploration groups. He is principal of a syndicate of private investors that has acquired and subsequently sold in excess of 5.5 million acres of exploration properties in Western Canada.