Leadership Team

John Ferris – President and CEO

John Ferris was reappointed President and CEO of Trans-Northern Pipelines in April 2015. Mr. Ferris previously served as President and CEO of Trans-Northern Pipelines from August 2011 through September 2013. Mr. Ferris serves on the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) board of directors and is a member of Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (APEO). He has more than 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, primarily with Petro-Canada and Suncor. He has worked in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec, on a wide variety of engineering, environmental, maintenance, and operations projects.

Tom Vuong – Interim Manager, Engineering and Integrity

Gail Sharko – Manager, Regulatory and External Affairs

Gail Sharko joined Trans-Northern Pipelines in 2012. With over 30 years of experience, she has held senior positions within the transportation industry specializing in Health and Safety, Quality, Regulatory and Compliance. Ms. Sharko is responsible for ensuring that TNPI conducts its business within regulatory requirements and follows sound industry practices to ensure operational excellence for internal and external stakeholders.

Joshua Johnson – Supervisor, Product Movement

Joshua Johnson currently is the Supervisor, Product Movement where he oversees the scheduling and distribution of product on the TNPI pipeline systems. He started with Trans-Northern in 2007 as a Pipeline Technician and has worked in a variety of different roles including Supervisor, Maintenance Services & and Supervisor, Technical Services. Mr. Johnson was the Maintenance Planning Lead, in a role where he supported the implementation of enterprise software (IFS), planned and scheduled maintenance along with project work, and analysed reliability.

Arden Rector – Senior Manager, Field Services

Arden Rector recently joined TNPI. He has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, primarily with Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy. Throughout his career Mr. Rector has held a number of positions in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling, Turnarounds & Construction, Project Controls and Project Management. In addition, was a member of Petro Canada’s Business Process Redesign Teams for Maintenance and Turnarounds. Mr. Rector is accountable for leading Field Services operations across TNPI in the East and West, which includes a team of Field Services Supervisors and Technical Specialists who are responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of all TNPI systems.

Michael Speagle – Manager, Business Services and Secretary-Treasurer

Michael Speagle has been with TNPI over 20 years. In his current role, Mr. Speagle is responsible for financial reporting, taxation, treasury, and overseeing the accounting and budgeting functions for TNPI. Mr. Speagle is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

Farhad Seif – Manager, Environment, Health and Safety

Farhad Seif joined Trans-Northern Pipelines in 2011. He has worked with various industry associations, including the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (CPPI), where he was a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of various committees. He has also taught environment, health and safety courses at Humber College and is currently involved with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Throughout his career Mr. Seif has held a number of positions in the Health and Safety field, and spent a number of years working at Petro-Canada. Mr. Seif is responsible for developing, promoting and maintaining Trans-Northern Pipelines Emergency Management Program, as well as supporting a variety of other activities.

Nadia Zorzi – Manager, Human Resources

Nadia Zorzi joined Trans-Northern Pipelines in 2015, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administrative Studies from York University. Throughout her career Mrs. Zorzi has worked in a variety of Human Resource roles within the oil and gas sector, mainly supporting Petro-Canada and Suncor She is responsible for supporting TNPI’s Human Resource development. Ms. Zorzi provides expertise and guidance as Sr. Human Resources Business Partner for all HR driven initiatives and programs.