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Clayton Woitas was born in 1948 in Edmonton, AB. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta. Clayton has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with extensive experience in the areas of acquisitions & natural gas exploration and production.

Clayton has been Encana's Chairman of the Board since 2013. From January 11, 2013 to June 10, 2013 Clayton acted as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Encana. He is also Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Range Royalty Management Ltd. (a private company which is focused on acquiring royalty interests in Western Canadian oil and natural gas production). He is currently a director of Gibson Energy Inc. (a public oil and gas midstream company) several other private energy-related companies and advisory boards. He was founder, Chairman, and President & Chief Executive Officer of Profico Energy Management Ltd. (a private company focused on natural gas exploration and production in Western Canada) from January 2000 to June 2006. Prior to April 2000, he was a director and President & Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Energy Ltd. (a public company focused on the Western Canadian energy sector).

His contributions to the business community were acknowledged as Saskatchewan Oilman of the Year in 2003 and as Alberta’s 50 Most Infulential People in 2013 by Alberta Venture Magazine.

Apart from his business ventures, Clayton actively supports through donations and by giving his time as a fundraiser to: The Glenbow Museum, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Calgary Homeless Foundation, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary Catholic School District, Inn from the Cold, Calgary Catholic Services, University of Calgary and Schools in Zambia.

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