Our Leadership

Vermilion Energy is a dynamic and growing international company employing approximately 1000 direct and indirect staff on an ongoing basis in addition to the hundreds of project and construction jobs we create each year.

Meet our leadership teams.

Corporate Officers

Dion Hatcher, P.Eng.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Lars Glemser

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Tamar Epstein

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Terry Hergott, CPA, CMA

Vice President, Marketing

Yvonne Jeffery

Vice President, Sustainability

Darcy Kerwin

Vice President, International & HSE

Geoff MacDonald

Vice President, Geosciences

Randy McQuaig, P.Eng.

Vice President, North America

Kyle Preston, CFA

Vice President, Investor Relations

Averyl Schraven

Vice President, People & Culture

Gerard Schut, P.Eng.

Vice President, European Operations

Business Unit Management

Ryan Carty

Australia Business Unit

Jeff Davies, P. Eng.

Central and Eastern European Business Unit

Pantxika Etcheverry

France Business Unit

Scott Seatter, P.Eng.

U.S. Business Unit

Jarlath Trench

Ireland Business Unit

Sven Tummers

Germany and Netherlands Business Unit

Our Directors

Meet our Board of Directors

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Our History

Vermilion was founded in 1994 as a Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company focused on assets in Alberta, Canada.

Values

Our Values

Vermilion’s core values of Excellence, Trust, Respect and Responsibility have guided what we do and how we do it throughout our 30-year history.

Governance

Governance

Strong governance is in the best interests of our shareholders and promotes effective decision making at the Board level.

People

People

Our talented and innovative people have helped Vermilion earn the recognition as a Great Place to Work®. Our people help set the stage for success.

Dion Hatcher

President & Chief Executive Officer

Experience

Mr. Hatcher has over 25 years of industry experience focused on production and operations engineering, asset management and business development, working onshore and offshore in Europe and Canada. Mr. Hatcher joined Vermilion in 2006 as an exploitation engineer on the France team and in 2008 progressed to the role France Exploitation Manager. In 2010, he assumed responsibility for managing the development of Vermillion’s extensive Cardium and Mannville land position in the Drayton Valley area. In March 2023, Mr. Hatcher was promoted to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, and appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company. Previously, Mr. Hatcher was President of the Company, which he held from January 2022, Vice President, North America, from November 2020, and Vice President, Canada Business Unit from 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Hatcher served as Director Alberta Foothills, Canada Business Unit. Prior to joining Vermilion, Mr. Hatcher worked in various engineering, operations, exploitation and project management roles with Chevron Canada Resources.

Education

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Dean’s List), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Lars Glemser

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Experience

Mr. Glemser has over 20 years of experience, primarily in the financial area of oil and gas operations. Mr. Glemser joined Vermilion in 2015 as Operations Controller and moved into an Investor Relations role in 2017 before advancing to Director of Finance in January 2018. In April 2018, he was appointed Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. He has more than a decade of industry experience with diverse roles in finance/treasury, corporate planning and corporate development with Vermilion and previously with Lightstream Resources and Tristar Oil & Gas.

Education

B. Comm., University of Saskatchewan; Chartered Accountant designation

Tamar Epstein

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Experience

Ms. Epstein has over 20 years of experience as a legal advisor, with a majority spent in the energy industry primarily focused on operations, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory, environment and corporate governance. Ms. Epstein joined Vermilion in 2023 as its first general counsel. Prior to Vermilion, she worked in the energy tech and oil and gas industries and has held both technical and leadership roles, including in sustainability, in companies ranging from start-up to multi-national. Ms. Epstein formerly sat on the Board of the Explorers & Producers Association of Canada (EPAC) and currently sits on the board of Calgary Economic Development.

Education

LL.B. University of Alberta; Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability, St. Michaels College, University of Toronto; Graduate Certificate in Energy Natural Resources and Environmental Law, University of Calgary; B.A. in Greek, Latin and Ancient History, University of Calgary

Terry Hergott, CPA, CMA

Vice President, Marketing

Experience

Mr. Hergott has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, of which more than 30 years have been in marketing. Prior to joining Vermilion in 2012, he spent 16 years working for Marathon Petroleum Corporation with the last 14 years heading up the Marathon Petroleum Canadian Supply and Trading subsidiary. Previously he headed up the crude oil, natural gas liquids and sulphur marketing group for Numac Energy, an Alberta based public oil & gas company and worked for Mobil Oil Canada in the crude oil and ngl supply and trading marketing group.

Education

B.Comm. (Honors) Degree, University of Manitoba; Chartered Accountant designation

Yvonne Jeffery

Vice President, Sustainability

Experience

Ms. Jeffery has over 30 years of international sustainability and communications experience, with more than eight years in the energy sector. Ms. Jeffery joined Vermilion’s community investment and communications team in 2013, where she has since led sustainability strategy and reporting, community investment and internal communications. She previously held leadership and communications roles specializing in the intersection of business, community and sustainable development, including at the Calgary Herald. Ms. Jeffery began her career with 10 years as a logistics officer in the Canadian Army, serving across the country and on a United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in Cambodia. Ms. Jeffery currently serves on the Board of Governors of Commissionaires Southern Alberta.

Education

M.Sc. Sustainability and Responsibility (With Distinction), Hult Ashridge; SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential Holder

Darcy Kerwin

Vice President, International & HSE

Experience

Mr. Kerwin has over 25 years of industry experience, with a focus on engineering and production operations in North America, West Africa, Australia, and Europe. Mr. Kerwin was appointed Vice President, International & HSE in November 2020 following his most recent position as Vice President, Strategic Planning. Previously, he held the position of Managing Director, Ireland Business Unit from February 2018 through August 2020, Managing Director, France Business Unit from March 2014, and Facilities Engineering Manager from January 2011. Mr. Kerwin joined Vermilion in 2005 as the Interim General Manager of our Australia Business Unit. After his assignment in Australia, he spent five years in the France Business Unit leading facilities engineering and asset integrity functions before returning to Canada in 2011. Prior to joining Vermilion, he worked in various engineering and project management roles with Chevron in Canada, Houston and Nigeria.

Education

Engineering Diploma, St. Francis Xavier University; B.Sc. Civil Engineering (Distinction), Technical University of Nova Scotia; M.B.A. Trinity College, University of Dublin

Geoff MacDonald

Vice President, Geosciences

Experience

Mr. MacDonald has over 20 years of industry experience, leading teams in the finding and development of both conventional and unconventional energy resources in multiple basins worldwide. Prior to joining Vermilion in 2019 as Chief Geoscientist, North America, Mr. MacDonald held senior technical, business development, and leadership roles at Encana, Enerplus and EOG Resources; and was most recently Vice President, Exploration at Velvet Energy.

Education

BASc. Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo

Randy McQuaig, P.Eng.

Vice President, North America | Executive Committee

Experience

Mr. McQuaig has over 30 years of industry experience, focused on engineeringasset management and business development. Mr. McQuaig joined Vermilion in 2013 and was appointed Vice President, North America in February 2024. Previously, he held roles including Director, Canada Business Unit Assets, Manager, Saskatchewan Assets and Business Development professionalPrior to joining Vermilion, Randy was a founding member and President & CEO of several successful junior oil and gas companies.

Education

B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta

Kyle Preston, CFA

Vice President, Investor Relations

Experience

Mr. Preston has over 25 years of experience, including 13 years as a sell side equity analyst covering the energy sector. Prior to joining Vermilion in 2016, Mr. Preston was a Director, Energy Research Analyst at National Bank Financial covering large to medium sized oil and gas companies, including Vermilion Energy and many of its peers, and held similar roles at other investment banks. Earlier in his career, Mr. Preston worked at ExxonMobil and Shell in various financial roles.

Education

B.Comm. University of Manitoba; Chartered Financial Analyst designation

Averyl Schraven

Vice President, People & Culture

Experience

Ms. Schraven has over 25 years of international industry experience, including 15 years in human resources. Prior to joining Vermilion in 2014, Ms. Schraven spent 13 years at Schlumberger, working first with economics and risk software, before transitioning into human resources. Ms. Schraven spent 4 years working in the UK, as a training, development and staffing leader in the North Sea region, followed by human resource management for a reservoir and production engineering centre. Upon returning to Canada, she was the human resources manager for a drilling division of Schlumberger.

Education

B.Sc. Biology, University of Victoria; M.B.A. (Dean’s List), University of Victoria

Gerard Schut, P.Eng.

Vice President, European Operations

Experience

Mr. Schut joined Vermilion in 2012 as Vice President European Operations; he has been part of the gradual expansion of our European operations in France, The Netherlands and Ireland and new country entries into Germany, Hungary, Croatia and Slovakia. He has over 35 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry including strong HSE, subsurface, operations, asset development, acquisitions and divestitures experience. Prior to joining Vermilion, he was the General Manager of Chevron’s E&P business in The Netherlands, responsible for business development and production activities offshore. There he successfully led the acquisition and development of industry firsts in shallow gas development in the North Sea.

Education

M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, Delft University; M.B.A., Henley, The Management College, Brunel University

Ryan Carty

Australia Business Unit

Experience

Mr. Carty has over 20 years of international industry experience, onshore and offshore, with a focus on asset development and management, and engineering and production operations throughout Asia Pacific and Europe. Mr. Carty was appointed Managing Director, Australia Business Unit in July 2023. Previously, he held the position Managing Director, Ireland Business Unit where he was responsible for the management of the Corrib operations, including production, HSE, engineering, OPEX and CAPEX. Prior to joining Vermilion, he was in positions with increasing leadership responsibilities, starting at BHP and progressing through ENI, Chevron and Origin Energy.

Education

B.Sc. Minerals Engineering, Western Australian School of Mines; Kalgoorlie & B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Jeff Davies, P. Eng

Central and Eastern European Business Unit

Experience

Mr. Davies has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily focused on engineering, operations, and asset management of both oil and gas properties. Mr. Davies joined Vermilion in 2016 as the Team Lead of Facilities Engineering in the Netherlands Business Unit and was promoted to Engineering Manager in 2018. Mr. Davies then relocated to the Central and Eastern European Business Unit in 2020 where he took on the role of Engineering Manager, was then appointed Asset Manager in 2021 and promoted to Managing Director for the CEE Business Unit in 2022. Prior to joining Vermilion, Mr. Davies held various roles at two major Canadian oil and gas companies and started his international experience in 2011 in Albania where he held team lead and management roles.

Education

B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta

Pantxika Etcheverry

France Business Unit

Experience

Ms. Etcheverry has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. After a short period at the Bureau de Recherche Géologique et Minières and ATOFINA (now TOTAL), she began her career as an environmental engineer at Vermilion in 2003, serving in various roles, including Permitting and Environment Manager and HSE and Regulatory Affairs Director before becoming Managing Director in 2023. Ms Etcheverry has been particularly involved in the development of Vermilion’s conventional oil assets and the execution of drilling and geophysical acquisition work in France. She has also contributed to the reform projects of the Mining Code, and the development of a new semi-quantitative approach to risk assessment of deep well integrity. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the GEFISS project, focused on subsurface engineering, and is member of the Board of Directors of UFIP ENERGIES ET MOBILITE.

Education

Master Sciences and Environment, University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour; Water and Environment Engineering Diploma. ENSIL-ENSCI

Scott Seatter, P.Eng.

U.S. Business Unit

Experience

Mr. Seatter has over 20 years of diverse domestic and international industry experience primarily focused on engineering, asset management, business development, production operations and external relations. Mr. Seatter was appointed Managing Director, United States Business Unit in April 2018. Previously, he held the position of Managing Director, Netherlands Business Unit from December 2015 through March 2018 and Asset Manager, Paris Basin in our French Business Unit from August 2013 through July 2015. He joined Vermilion in 2007 as an exploitation/production engineer working on the Southern Foothills assets in Canada and, in 2009, relocated to France where he held several technical and managerial roles supporting both Vermilion’s France and Netherlands Business Units. Prior to joining Vermilion, Mr. Seatter held the position of exploitation engineer at Vital Energy Ltd., a Calgary-based junior energy company.

Education

B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta

Jarlath Trench

Ireland Business Unit

Experience

Jarlath was appointed as the Managing Director of the Vermilion Ireland business unit in June 2023. Jarlath started work on the Corrib asset in 2008 having worked in the area of HSE across various industries in Ireland since 1999. He progressed through various HSE roles during construction and operations phases on Corrib, and in 2020 was appointed Operations Manager for the asset, taking accountability for production, operations, maintenance, engineering and subsea. 

Education

Jarlath has a B.A from the National University of Ireland Maynooth, a Diploma in HSE from University College Dublin and is in his final year of an MBA from University College Dublin. He is also a Chartered member of IOSH.

Sven Tummers

Germany and Netherlands Business Unit

Experience

Mr. Tummers joined Vermilion in 2012, and has held various engineering and management roles, applying his extensive and well-rounded background in HSE, asset and business development, and public and government relations. Mr. Tummers was appointed Managing Director of the Germany and Netherlands Business Units in October 2021. Previously, he held the position of Managing Director, Netherlands Business Unit since his appointment in 2018, and was formerly the Commercial Manager for the Business Unit. Prior to joining Vermilion, Mr. Tummers gained valuable experience in project management, finance and risk management.

Education

M.Sc., Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands

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