Mr. Blackwood has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Blackwood joined Advantage in November 2004 progressing through positions of increasing responsibility from Director of Finance, Vice President, Finance to Chief Financial Officer. Prior thereto, Mr. Blackwood was employed with Calpine Canada Natural Gas Company and Calpine Power Income Fund as Controller from October 2003 to November 2004 and Manager, Financial Reporting from March 2002 to October 2003. From December 1999 to March 2002, Mr. Blackwood was employed with Engage Energy Canada, L.P. as Manager, Financial Accounting and Treasury. Mr. Blackwood has worked in various financial roles with diverse experience throughout the resource sector including upstream oil and gas, power generation and energy trading. Mr. Blackwood has had extensive experience with capital markets, strategic planning and development, financial reporting and management, business processes and controls, mergers and acquisitions, governance and taxation.
Mr. Blackwood is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta), and previously served on the Board of Governors of The Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC) from March 2016 to January 2018.