Management Team

Heritage Royalty’s seasoned management team is experienced in oil and natural gas operations, royalty and lease management. We are committed to integrity and positive relationships with royalty interest holders, lessees, oil and natural gas producers, and the public on behalf of Heritage’s owner.


Glenn McNamara

President & Chief Executive Officer

Glenn McNamara has more than 40 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience in North and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. He received his MBA from the University of Calgary in 1988 and his B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1978. Mr. McNamara currently serves as the Lead Independent Director of Whitecap Resources Inc. and as a director of Parex Resources Ltd.


Ryan M. Kubik

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Ryan Kubik has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in the areas of corporate finance, strategy, and accounting. Mr. Kubik was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited from 2014 to 2016 and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2013. Prior to Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Mr. Kubik performed several corporate finance, acquisition and divestiture, and risk management roles at EnCana Corporation and PanCanadian Energy Corporation. Mr. Kubik has served as Chair of Syncrude Canada’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit and Business Controls Sub-committee.


James Armstrong

Vice President, Land

James Armstrong has more than 15 years experience in the energy industry. In addition to his Canadian and US experience, he has worked internationally and lived in the Middle East. Mr. Armstrong holds an MBA from Queen’s University, as well as a B.Comm. in Petroleum Land Management and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Calgary. Mr. Armstrong hold a Professional Land Designation from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen. Complementary to his role at Heritage he teaches land and energy strategy at the University of Calgary, and has also taught at Georgetown University.


Jai Manak

Director, Development

Jai Manak is a Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of upstream oil and gas industry experience, covering conventional oil and gas operations, tight oil and gas, enhanced oil recovery schemes (such as the Weyburn CO2 flood), coalbed methane and SAGD oil sands. Mr. Manak held various engineering and management positions at Cenovus, PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd., and Husky Oil Operations Ltd. working on many key Heritage assets.


James Thompson

Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Planning

James Thompson has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. Mr. Thompson joined Heritage in 2016. He was previously employed as a Senior Energy Analyst (Public and Private Equity) with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec. Before his move to Montreal in 2012 he held multiple roles with EnCana focused on North American and international basins and spanning technical, operational and corporate roles in engineering, geology, strategic planning, and corporate acquisitions and divestitures.