Gary has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, holding executive positions at Journey Energy, Outrider Energy, Deer Creek Energy, and Rio Alto Exploration and has served as a director of public and private corporations. His past volunteer activities include serving on the board of the Friends of the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Society, Coordinator; Team Services for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship; and as a coach and volunteer for minor hockey. Mr. Purcell has an MBA from Stanford University, a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and is a father of a Calgary Academy Alumnus.