Mr Buckee spent two decades at the helm of Talisman Energy, an independent oil and gas company, retiring on August 31, 2007.

Paul Bennett, president of Rodinia, said: Mr Buckee brings a wealth of knowledge and industry contacts to Rodinia. His experience in the international oil and gas industry from exploration to development is second to none. We are thrilled that he has chosen Rodinia as one of his first North American boards on which to serve since leaving Talisman.