Dixie Energy Ltd.
President & CEO
Ian Atkinson was a founder and executive officer of Athabasca Oil Corp., a Canadian company focused on the development of oil resource plays in Alberta, Canada.
Mr. Atkinson began his career as a development engineer with Talisman Energy Inc. and joined Renaissance Energy Limited as an exploitation engineer. Following that, he worked as a senior acquisitions engineer with Northrock Resources. During his 19-year career, he has held several executive positions, including manager, engineering and operations, at Quarry Oil & Gas and vice-president engineering and operations at Morpheus Energy Corp.
Mr. Atkinson obtained a B.Sc. in petroleum engineering from the University of Alberta, and a M.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary. Mr. Atkinson is currently enrolled in the Directors Education Program through the Institute of Corporate Directors’ at the University of Toronto.
VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Yau brings over a decade of financial and accounting experience specifically in the oil and gas industry to his role at Dixie. He began his career in the audit and assurance group at Grant Thornton LLP, received his bachelor of commerce from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. Mr. Yau has held several roles of increasing responsibility for publicly traded oil and gas companies, bringing financial experience in all aspects of financial and corporate compliance reporting, treasury and risk management, operational efficiencies, acquisitions and asset divestitures, and corporate restructuring.