Tom Buchanan

tom buchanan

Senior Advisor
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Tom has over 30 years of senior executive experience in the North American energy sector. He is a proven leader with a reputation for building high performing companies and outstanding corporate cultures. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, financings, strategic planning, human resources, compensation and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Origin, Tom served in CEO and Board of Director roles at several successful energy upstream and energy infrastructure companies.

He was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Provident Energy Trust (a company he co-founded as Founders Energy in 1993) from 2001 to 2010. He led a successful growth strategy that saw Provident grow from a small upstream producer into a $4.5 billion diversified energy company with significant quality upstream and midstream investments in Canada and the United States.

Tom has served as a Director of Pembina Pipeline Corporation, Emera Inc, Athabasca Oil Corporation and Spyglass Resources. He is currently Chairman of CanWhite Sands Corp., an energy services company and SimplFinance Ltd., an early stage fintech company.

Tom is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary.

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