Our main strength is derived from the competence of our leadership and the management team. With an impecable track record of excellence and reliability, we are proud to introduce the key personnels that continue to steer our great firm to even more greatness.

Meet the team

Current members
Steve R. Chappin
President & CEO


Steve R. Chappin is first owner and partner at Chappin Group, and has served as Chief Executive Officer since the company’s inception in 1996. Steve has extensive experience in the oil and natural gas, utilities and power industries. He has served consecutively and simultaneously in various companies with positions such as head of production at Suncor Energy, a publicly traded heavy oil company, from November 1983 to May 1990 as well as resource director at Baytex Energy Inc., a publicly traded oil and gas company, from September 1990 to May 1996. Steve was also head of business development at Trans Atlantic Corporation, a publicly traded pipeline and power company, from 2001 to 2010. Steve is a seasoned Oil & Gas professional with a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum Geoscience and a Master Of Science in Oil & Gas business that has been able to successfully channel his expertise to the business development, performance enhancement and product and service delivery at Chappin Group. Steve is also an active member of the Nature Conservancy of USA.

Robert Hollar
Senior V.P & Director Of Operations


Robert Hollar is second owner in partnership, Senior VP and Director Of Operations at Chappin Group. In his professional life he has also worked as an independent executive advisor to ExxonMobil and as Managing Director of Penn West Petroleum. Prior, he managed several investment portfolios, involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing transactions in oil and gas and across the energy sector. Hollar 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 Science and MBA degrees at Memorial University in Newfoundland and also studied and holds petroleum related degrees from the U.K. He holds a Petroleum Business Analyst designation.

Elaine C. Heather
Chairman & Junior V.P


Elaine Heather is third owner in partnership, Chairman and Junior Vice President at Chappin Group. She became Junior V.P of the Corporation in June 2010. Elaine has been involved in the oil and gas industry since 1985. She has held various roles with several Oil Corporations over the decades including Executive Vice President, Downstream and Planning. He has served as Chairman of Velvet Energy Ltd., a private Canadian oil and gas company, as well as director of Newalta Corporation and Seven Generations Energy Ltd. Elaine received a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Maryland in 1981, and received the designation of Professional Engineer in 1989. In 2011, Elaine obtained a certified designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors and has been a positive addition to the Chappin Group team.