Our Team

NorthRiver is proud of our employees that come to work every day ready to deliver value to customers and communities in British Columbia and Alberta.

Our team includes a diverse mix of professionals and experts that together enable NorthRiver to safely process and transport natural gas and natural gas liquids across a broad geography.

In addition, our commercial and project teams work closely with customers and partners to provide the business solutions and deliver the infrastructure projects that add value and enable growth.

Our Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Brandon Anderson

Brandon Anderson has over 20 years of energy industry expertise, including leadership roles in energy markets throughout North America. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, Commercial, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines for TC Energy. In this role, Brandon was responsible for marketing, business development, commercial operations, regulatory strategy, and asset optimization for TC Energy’s U.S. natural gas pipeline footprint. Prior roles include President, Principal Executive Officer of TC Pipelines L.P. and Director General of TC Energy’s Mexico Gas and Power businesses, headquartered in Mexico City, as well as a variety of leadership roles for TC Energy in Calgary, Alberta.

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, a CFA designation, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He has served on the Boards of several industry associations throughout North America.

Chief Operating Officer

John Soini

John brings over 20 years of energy industry experience to his role as Chief Operating Officer at NorthRiver Midstream. Prior to joining NorthRiver, John led the Canadian Gas Operations Division of TC Energy where he was accountable for overall operations within the country. John’s previous experience includes roles as Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Finance, and Commercial Services at Bruce Power, and as President of Energy East, a TC Energy subsidiary. John also led the development and safe installation of facilities, pipeline, and power infrastructure projects within TC Energy’s Natural Gas, Liquids, and Power Divisions (including Bruce Power) in Canada and the United States.

John holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with distinction, from the Haskayne School of Business. He is a Mechanical Engineering Technologist, a Red Seal certified Millwright, and a Fourth Class Power Engineer.

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Medvedic

Tom Medvedic brings over two decades of energy sector expertise in increasingly senior roles for large oil field services companies. Most recently, he was President of the Canadian Division of Calfrac Well Services, a leading independent global provider of specialized oilfield solutions, after holding roles including Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, and Vice President of Operations (Canadian Division). Previously, he held several senior finance positions at global oilfield service provider Ensign Energy Services Inc. Tom holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He has served as a director of several oil and gas companies in his career and is currently a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the MacPhail School of Energy at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Senior Vice President, Strategy and New Ventures

Matt Ockenden

Matt brings a deep understanding of oil and gas strategy and a track record of success to his role as Senior Vice President, Strategy and New Ventures. Matt was most recently the Senior Vice President, Midstream Business Development, at a large public energy infrastructure company where he developed customer solutions, negotiated and secured long-term commercial agreements, and led the midstream strategy and long-range planning. Matt has spent the majority of his career working in exploration and production with a focus on unconventional resources, upstream planning, and corporate development. Prior to gaining his direct energy infrastructure experience Matt held the role of Vice President, Corporate Planning at Paramount Resources where he worked alongside the executive team on a number of successful transactions. Matt began his career in Bakersfield, California helping to optimize enhanced oil recovery projects in the San Joaquin Basin and has also spent time in South America developing oil and gas projects.

Matt grew up in Summerland, British Columbia. He earned a Diploma of Technology in Petroleum and Natural Gas from British Columbia Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University. Matt is a registered Professional Licensee of Engineering with APEGA.

General Counsel, Senior Vice President Corporate Services

Tamara Trull

Tamara’s portfolio at NorthRiver Midstream includes legal, regulatory, human resources, external affairs and communications. She is most proud of the creative and talented teams and individuals she leads in each of these functions. An experienced general counsel with over twenty years in the utilities, energy and mining industries, Tamara was previously with FortisAlberta where she held the role of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to her time at FortisAlberta, Tamara was Associate General Counsel with BHP. Tamara began her career in litigation as a regulatory prosecutor specializing in occupational health and safety prosecutions with Alberta Justice, where she was also a media spokesperson.

Tamara brings a broad range of experience in legal, regulatory, human resources, communications, stakeholder and Indigenous relations to NorthRiver. Tamara has extensive legal and commercial experience and was part of a team that developed the first greenfield potash mine in Saskatchewan in over forty years. The role included obtaining various regulatory approvals, lobbying for legislative amendments and engaging with Indigenous communities.

Tamara has Psychology and Law degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Communications and Technology degree from the University of Alberta. Tamara has held various community and volunteer positions.

Vice President, Operations and Technology

Jay Billesberger

Jay is a senior oil and gas leader with over 22 years of experience in the industry. Jay spent the majority of his career as an IT executive with an upstream producer where he built teams and solutions over a 16 year period with industry leading cost metrics. Jay spent the majority of his career not only building corporate IT systems but was also one of the first IT leaders in industry to design, implement and support industrial control systems for gas processing facilities.

Jay is a born and bred Calgarian and holds a B.Sc of Computer Science from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Senior Vice President, Commercial Asset Management

James Shelford

James has a proven track record in the development and execution of liquids infrastructure strategies with a focus on LPGs and condensate. Most recently James held senior roles at AltaGas and Plains Midstream where he built and led high performing teams that managed the underlying liquids businesses and assets. During his time at Plains Midstream the company underwent a period of rapid growth via organic projects and acquisitions that created an integrated LPG solution for Plains and its customers. At AltaGas, James led the team that secured 40,000bbl/d of supply for the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal while also managing the day-to-day commercial operations of the midstream business, including extraction facilities, field fractionation, field gathering and gas processing, marketing and trading and business development.

James graduated from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business with a major in Finance and Risk Management. Throughout his career in midstream sector James has held Board positions with the Canadian Propane Association and the Emergency Response Association of Canada. James resides in Calgary with his wife and three children.

Our Owner

NorthRiver Midstream is a Brookfield Infrastructure portfolio company. With a committed Canadian owner and a strong asset base,  NorthRiver Midstream is well positioned for growth. Learn more about Brookfield Infrastructure.

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