John Abbott is an independent executive director with 35 years of financial industry experience. Prior to joining the Nexen Energy ULC board, he was an independent executive advisor to Deloitte for three years and before that was Managing Director of BMO Capital Markets Energy Group.

Prior, he managed the Burns Fry Investment Banking office, involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing transactions in oil and gas and across the energy sector. Mr. Abbott initiated coverage of Chinese energy companies and has developed strong relationships with the state-owned companies and the Chinese National Energy Administration.

He completed Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees at Memorial University in Newfoundland and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Mr. Abbott is a Director of Matrix Solutions, a private Calgary-based company and was previously a Director of Enmax in Calgary.