The Canaport LNG Executive Committee is made up of representatives from both Repsol and Irving Oil
who are highly experienced in global energy projects and who bring a wealth of experience and talent to contribute to running a safe, efficient LNG terminal.
General Manager of Canaport LNG
Courtney Jones is Canaport LNG’s General Manager and a Repsol Director. Courtney assumed this role in summer 2019 and relocated from Repsol’s Calgary, Alberta office during that time.
Courtney has had a diversified career beginning in Atlanta, Georgia as an associate engineer with Conoco’s Refining, Marketing and Transportation group. Through the years she has worked in various downstream, upstream and commercial roles. Prior to joining Repsol, Courtney worked for Conoco, ConocoPhillips and Talisman Energy. Over the years, she and her family have been fortunate to enjoy assignments in North America, Asia and Europe.
Courtney grew up in Oklahoma and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Vice President of Repsol Energy North America Corporation, Head of Repsol´s Wholesale and Trading for Natural Gas & LNG
Laura Rejon is Head of Repsol´s Wholesale & Trading for Natural Gas and LNG and also serves as VP of Repsol Energy North America Corporation. In this role, she leads Repsol’s natural gas monetization and commercialization business, with an active presence in NA and Europe.
In her 20+ years’ experience in the energy industry, Laura has served in a variety of roles including 3 years of direct exposure to the NA gas business, Finance, Internal Audit, Credit Risk and Investor Relations. She previously led Repsol’s Credit Risk Division with more than 1 million counterparties, and held the position of CFO for Dynasol, a joint venture between Repsol’s Chemical Business and Grupo Kuo in Mexico.
Laura earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Alcala de Henares University in Spain and a Master’s in International Business from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
Vice President of Portfolio Management & Structuring, Repsol Energy North America
Chris David oversees several functions within Repsol Energy North America (RENA) including, Portfolio Management, Structuring, Regulatory Affairs, and the commercial optimization of the company’s North American LNG assets. In addition to these responsibilities, Chris is leading RENA’s Digital Transformation initiative.
In his 18+ years of experience, he has built a deep understanding of the natural gas, LNG and power markets. Prior to joining Repsol, Chris was a Director in PwC’s Advisory Energy practice. While at PwC he worked with several energy trading organizations, including hedge funds, global banks, wholesale energy merchants, utilities, and global oil and gas firms. Chris received a BA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Andy Carson is Director, Growth & Strategy at Irving Oil, based in Saint John, NB. In this role, he focuses on strategic planning, joint venture management, growth opportunities, and external relations.
He joined the company in 2008 and has previously worked as legal counsel, in corporate communications, and in various business development roles. Andy was born and raised in Saint John, NB. He attended Mount Allison University before pursuing his law degree at Dalhousie University. He then received his MBA jointly from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Schulich School of Business at York University.
Repsol Gas & Trading North America – Origination division
A 20-year veteran of the energy industry, focusing primarily in trading and origination, Karen Iampen leads Repsol’s Gas & Trading North America – Origination division in Houston, Texas.
Karen previously served as New England Originator for Repsol. She joined Repsol Gas and Power in 2009, just prior to the commissioning of the Canaport LNG facility, beginning her career at the company as an Origination and Regulatory Affairs Manager, focusing on the New England and Eastern Canadian regions. Prior to joining the Repsol Gas and Power team, Karen was the Manager of Logistics at Emera Energy Services, and was involved in the setup and growth of trading operations there from 2002 to 2009.
Karen has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.