Mr Rhodes served as president, CEO and a director of Whittier Energy, an exploration and production company, from September 2003 until its sale in March 2007. Mr Rhodes was a vice president of Whittier Energy from its incorporation in 1991 through September 2003. In that capacity he managed all aspects of its acquisition and exploration investments and its day-to-day activities.

Robert Chenery, president and CEO of Canadian Phoenix, said: We are pleased to welcome Bryce Rhodes to the Canadian Phoenix board and we look forward to drawing on his excellent reputation and vast experience in the oil and gas business in the US.