David A. Gardner
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Reporting to the CEO, Mr. Gardner is responsible for leading business development activities across Husky Energy and for building the Company’s capability and capacity in this strategic area.
Career History and Key Accomplishments
Mr. Gardner was appointed Senior Vice President, Business Development in December 2014. Before coming to Husky, he had a nearly 17-year career with BP, most recently as Director of Upstream Business Development, Europe & Africa, in London, United Kingdom.
Prior to that he was Vice President Business Development, Exploration Access, in London.
Previous BP roles included Mergers & Acquisitions Project Manager in Houston, Texas; Commercial Manager in Cairo, Egypt; and Strategy, Planning & Performance Manager in the Group Business Centre in London. He started his BP career in a commercial and business development role for Greater Prudhoe Bay in Anchorage, Alaska.
Mr. Gardner started his professional career as a geologist with Exxon in Thousand Oaks, California, and worked as a management consultant with Grant Thornton in Madison, Wisconsin.
Mr. Gardner has a Bachelor of Science with a Geology major and a German minor from The College of William and Mary in Virginia; a Masters in Geology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison; and an MBA, Finance & Entrepreneurship, from University of California, Los Angeles – The Anderson Graduate School of Management.
Professional Memberships, Associations and Designations
Mr. Gardner is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.