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James S. Kinnear, B.Sc., CFA, D.Comm. (Hon.) – Founder, Chairman and CEO  

James S. KinnearAs founder of Kinnear Financial Limited and its related companies, Pengrowth Management Limited and Caledonian Royalty Corporation, Jim Kinnear provided vision and leadership to one of North America’s oldest, largest and most successful energy royalty trusts for over 20 years. Formed in 1988 with a Cdn$12.5 million offering, Pengrowth Energy Trust had an enterprise value of approximately $4.3 billion and more than 600 team members when he retired in September 2009. Revenues in 2008 totaled approximately $1.9 billion and cash flow totaled approximately $900 million Pengrowth completed more than 50 acquisitions with the total value of over $5 billion and evolved into a major oil and natural gas producer. In addition, Pengrowth Energy Trust raised over $3.5 billion in equity and $1.0 billion of investment grade private placement debt over its 20-year history and has provided an average compound rate of return of over 14 percent annually to investors.

Jim graduated from the University of Toronto in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree and received his CFA designation in 1979. Prior to moving to Calgary in 1980 and founding Pengrowth Management Limited in 1982, Jim worked in the securities industry in Toronto and Montreal as well as London, England.

Jim currently serves on a number of charitable boards and committees and has received numerous awards for his business and community accomplishments. Jim was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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