OPTI Canada Announces Change to its Board of Directors
OPTI Canada Inc. (OPTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Halford to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Halford is the Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of ENMAX Corporation. He is
responsible for all financial policy, planning and reporting, risk management, corporate finance, tax and treasury
functions of ENMAX and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining ENMAX, Mr. Halford held Chief Financial Officer roles at OPTI, BA Energy and Irving Oil. He
also held a variety of senior-level corporate finance and accounting roles, including partner in the corporate
finance group at Deloitte and Touche, LLP.
Mr. Halford is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western
“We are very pleased to welcome David back to OPTI as a member of our Board. In addition to his past
experience with OPTI, David’s extensive involvement in corporate and project finance along with over 20 years
of energy industry focused financial management and strategic planning experience will be a tremendous asset to
us,” said Jim Stanford, Chairman of OPTI.
Concurrent with Mr. Halford’s appointment is the departure of Mr. Bruce Waterman from the Board.
“OPTI’s Board would like to thank Bruce for his outstanding leadership and contribution to OPTI, particularly in
steering our Audit Committee over the past two years,” Jim Stanford remarked.
OPTI Canada Inc. is a Calgary, Alberta-based company focused on developing major oil sands projects in
Canada using our proprietary OrCrude™ process. Our first project, Phase 1 of Long Lake, consists of 72,000
barrels per day of SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage) oil production integrated with an upgrading facility.
The Upgrader uses the OrCrude™ process combined with commercially available hydrocracking and
gasification. Through gasification, this configuration substan