Board Committees

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. NYSE American: CQP
Chair
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Audit Committee Position

Lon McCain

Mr. McCain was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ellora Energy Inc., a private, independent exploration and production company from July 2009 to August 2010. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Westport Resources Corporation, a publicly traded exploration and production company, from 2001 until the sale of that company to Kerr-McGee Corporation in 2004. From 1992 until joining Westport, Mr. McCain was Senior Vice President and Principal of Petrie Parkman & Co., an investment banking firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. From 1978 until joining Petrie Parkman, Mr. McCain held senior financial management positions with Presidio Oil Company, Petro-Lewis Corporation and Ceres Capital. He is currently on the board of directors of Continental Resources, Inc. and Crescent Energy Company,  publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Mr. McCain previously served on the board of directors of Contango Oil and Gas Company, which combined with Independence Energy, LLC to form Crescent Energy Company in December 2021. Mr. McCain received a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Denver. Mr. McCain was also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Denver from 1982 to 2005.

Chair

Vincent Pagano, Jr.

Mr. Pagano served as a senior corporate partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a law firm, with a focus on capital markets transactions and public company advisory matters from 1981 until his retirement at the end of 2012. Mr. Pagano earned a law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in Engineering, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University and an M.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Pagano also serves as a director of L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded defense company, and Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a publicly traded homebuilding company.

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Oliver G. Richard, III

Mr. Richard is the owner and president of Empire of the Seed, LLC, a private consulting firm in the energy and management industries.  Mr. Richard served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Energy Group, a natural gas company, from 1995 until 2000, and as a director of Buckeye Partners, L.P., a publicly traded petroleum product pipeline and terminal company, from 2009 through its acquisition in 2019.  Mr. Richard was a Commissioner on the FERC from 1982 until 1985.  Mr. Richard currently serves as a director of American Electric Power Company, Inc., a publicly traded electric utility.  Mr. Richard received a B.S. in Journalism, a J.D. from Louisiana State University and a Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University. 

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Vincent Pagano, Jr.

Mr. Pagano served as a senior corporate partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a law firm, with a focus on capital markets transactions and public company advisory matters from 1981 until his retirement at the end of 2012. Mr. Pagano earned a law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in Engineering, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University and an M.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Pagano also serves as a director of L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded defense company, and Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a publicly traded homebuilding company.

Chair

James R. Ball

Mr. Ball served as a senior advisor to Tachebois Limited, an energy and equities advisory firm from 2011 to 2019. Mr. Ball served as a Non-Executive Director of Gas Strategies Group Ltd, a professional services company providing commercial energy advisory services, from September 2011 to June 2013. From 1988 until August 2011, he also served as an Executive Director of Gas Strategies Group. Mr. Ball is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and Companion of the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers. Mr. Ball received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado and an M.S. from City University Business School (now Bayes Business School).

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Lon McCain

Mr. McCain was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ellora Energy Inc., a private, independent exploration and production company from July 2009 to August 2010. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Westport Resources Corporation, a publicly traded exploration and production company, from 2001 until the sale of that company to Kerr-McGee Corporation in 2004. From 1992 until joining Westport, Mr. McCain was Senior Vice President and Principal of Petrie Parkman & Co., an investment banking firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. From 1978 until joining Petrie Parkman, Mr. McCain held senior financial management positions with Presidio Oil Company, Petro-Lewis Corporation and Ceres Capital. He is currently on the board of directors of Continental Resources, Inc. and Crescent Energy Company,  publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Mr. McCain previously served on the board of directors of Contango Oil and Gas Company, which combined with Independence Energy, LLC to form Crescent Energy Company in December 2021. Mr. McCain received a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Denver. Mr. McCain was also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Denver from 1982 to 2005.

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Oliver G. Richard, III

Mr. Richard is the owner and president of Empire of the Seed, LLC, a private consulting firm in the energy and management industries.  Mr. Richard served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Energy Group, a natural gas company, from 1995 until 2000, and as a director of Buckeye Partners, L.P., a publicly traded petroleum product pipeline and terminal company, from 2009 through its acquisition in 2019.  Mr. Richard was a Commissioner on the FERC from 1982 until 1985.  Mr. Richard currently serves as a director of American Electric Power Company, Inc., a publicly traded electric utility.  Mr. Richard received a B.S. in Journalism, a J.D. from Louisiana State University and a Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University. 

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Executive Committee Position

James R. Ball

Mr. Ball served as a senior advisor to Tachebois Limited, an energy and equities advisory firm from 2011 to 2019. Mr. Ball served as a Non-Executive Director of Gas Strategies Group Ltd, a professional services company providing commercial energy advisory services, from September 2011 to June 2013. From 1988 until August 2011, he also served as an Executive Director of Gas Strategies Group. Mr. Ball is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and Companion of the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers. Mr. Ball received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado and an M.S. from City University Business School (now Bayes Business School).

Chair

Zach Davis

Mr. Davis currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere and Cheniere Partners GP. Mr. Davis joined Cheniere in November 2013. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from August 2020 to February 2022; Senior Vice President, Finance from February 2020 to August 2020; and Vice President, Finance and Planning from October 2016 to February 2020. Mr. Davis has over 15 years of energy finance experience, focusing on strategic advisory assignments and financings for companies, projects and assets in the LNG, power, renewable energy, midstream and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Davis held energy investment banking and project finance roles at Credit Suisse, Marathon Capital and HSH Nordbank. Mr. Davis received a B.S. in Economics from Duke University.

Member

Adam Kuhnley

Adam Kuhnley is a Managing Director in the Infrastructure Group for Blackstone Inc. Since joining Blackstone in 2020, Mr. Kuhnley has been involved in the execution of Blackstone Infrastructure’s investment in Invenergy. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Kuhnley spent 13 years at ArcLight Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on energy infrastructure investments in Boston, most recently as a Principal. While at ArcLight, Mr. Kuhnley was involved in the origination, management, and monetization of investments across the midstream, power and upstream sectors in North America and Europe. Mr. Kuhnley began his career as an Analyst with Simmons & Company International in Houston, where he focused on energy M&A advisory. Mr. Kuhnley received a BBA in Finance with a minor in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Mark Murski

Mr. Murski is a Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer in the Americas for Brookfield Infrastructure, where he is responsible for North American infrastructure operations. From 2006 to 2015 he worked for Brookfield's global advisory practice, where he ran the mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Murski joined Brookfield in 2003 where he focused on financings, acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Murski currently serves as a director of City Office REIT Inc., a real estate company focused on office properties in the southern and western United States. Mr. Murski is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a CFA charterholder and is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business.

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Matthew Runkle

Matthew Runkle is a Senior Managing Director in the Infrastructure Group for Blackstone Inc., where he focuses on investments in the renewables, utility, and midstream sectors. Since joining Blackstone in October 2017, Mr. Runkle has been involved in the execution of Blackstone investments, including Cheniere Partners and Tallgrass Energy.  Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Runkle served as a Principal at ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC from August 2002 to September 2017, where he sourced, executed and managed infrastructure investments across the midstream and renewables sectors. Mr. Runkle also served from July 2000 to July 2002 as an Analyst at the NorthBridge Group, where he provided strategic and management consulting to utility and energy companies. Mr. Runkle currently serves as a director of Tallgrass Energy Partners GP, L.P., a midstream energy infrastructure company. Mr. Runkle holds a Bachelor's degree in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University.

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Lon McCain

Mr. McCain was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ellora Energy Inc., a private, independent exploration and production company from July 2009 to August 2010. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Westport Resources Corporation, a publicly traded exploration and production company, from 2001 until the sale of that company to Kerr-McGee Corporation in 2004. From 1992 until joining Westport, Mr. McCain was Senior Vice President and Principal of Petrie Parkman & Co., an investment banking firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. From 1978 until joining Petrie Parkman, Mr. McCain held senior financial management positions with Presidio Oil Company, Petro-Lewis Corporation and Ceres Capital. He is currently on the board of directors of Continental Resources, Inc. and Crescent Energy Company,  publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Mr. McCain previously served on the board of directors of Contango Oil and Gas Company, which combined with Independence Energy, LLC to form Crescent Energy Company in December 2021. Mr. McCain received a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Denver. Mr. McCain was also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Denver from 1982 to 2005.

Vincent Pagano, Jr.

Mr. Pagano served as a senior corporate partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a law firm, with a focus on capital markets transactions and public company advisory matters from 1981 until his retirement at the end of 2012. Mr. Pagano earned a law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in Engineering, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University and an M.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Pagano also serves as a director of L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded defense company, and Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a publicly traded homebuilding company.

Oliver G. Richard, III

Mr. Richard is the owner and president of Empire of the Seed, LLC, a private consulting firm in the energy and management industries.  Mr. Richard served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Energy Group, a natural gas company, from 1995 until 2000, and as a director of Buckeye Partners, L.P., a publicly traded petroleum product pipeline and terminal company, from 2009 through its acquisition in 2019.  Mr. Richard was a Commissioner on the FERC from 1982 until 1985.  Mr. Richard currently serves as a director of American Electric Power Company, Inc., a publicly traded electric utility.  Mr. Richard received a B.S. in Journalism, a J.D. from Louisiana State University and a Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University. 

Vincent Pagano, Jr.

Mr. Pagano served as a senior corporate partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a law firm, with a focus on capital markets transactions and public company advisory matters from 1981 until his retirement at the end of 2012. Mr. Pagano earned a law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in Engineering, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University and an M.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Pagano also serves as a director of L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded defense company, and Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a publicly traded homebuilding company.

James R. Ball

Mr. Ball served as a senior advisor to Tachebois Limited, an energy and equities advisory firm from 2011 to 2019. Mr. Ball served as a Non-Executive Director of Gas Strategies Group Ltd, a professional services company providing commercial energy advisory services, from September 2011 to June 2013. From 1988 until August 2011, he also served as an Executive Director of Gas Strategies Group. Mr. Ball is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and Companion of the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers. Mr. Ball received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado and an M.S. from City University Business School (now Bayes Business School).

Lon McCain

Mr. McCain was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ellora Energy Inc., a private, independent exploration and production company from July 2009 to August 2010. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Westport Resources Corporation, a publicly traded exploration and production company, from 2001 until the sale of that company to Kerr-McGee Corporation in 2004. From 1992 until joining Westport, Mr. McCain was Senior Vice President and Principal of Petrie Parkman & Co., an investment banking firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. From 1978 until joining Petrie Parkman, Mr. McCain held senior financial management positions with Presidio Oil Company, Petro-Lewis Corporation and Ceres Capital. He is currently on the board of directors of Continental Resources, Inc. and Crescent Energy Company,  publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Mr. McCain previously served on the board of directors of Contango Oil and Gas Company, which combined with Independence Energy, LLC to form Crescent Energy Company in December 2021. Mr. McCain received a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Denver. Mr. McCain was also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Denver from 1982 to 2005.

Oliver G. Richard, III

Mr. Richard is the owner and president of Empire of the Seed, LLC, a private consulting firm in the energy and management industries.  Mr. Richard served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Energy Group, a natural gas company, from 1995 until 2000, and as a director of Buckeye Partners, L.P., a publicly traded petroleum product pipeline and terminal company, from 2009 through its acquisition in 2019.  Mr. Richard was a Commissioner on the FERC from 1982 until 1985.  Mr. Richard currently serves as a director of American Electric Power Company, Inc., a publicly traded electric utility.  Mr. Richard received a B.S. in Journalism, a J.D. from Louisiana State University and a Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University. 

James R. Ball

Mr. Ball served as a senior advisor to Tachebois Limited, an energy and equities advisory firm from 2011 to 2019. Mr. Ball served as a Non-Executive Director of Gas Strategies Group Ltd, a professional services company providing commercial energy advisory services, from September 2011 to June 2013. From 1988 until August 2011, he also served as an Executive Director of Gas Strategies Group. Mr. Ball is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and Companion of the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers. Mr. Ball received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado and an M.S. from City University Business School (now Bayes Business School).

Zach Davis

Mr. Davis currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere and Cheniere Partners GP. Mr. Davis joined Cheniere in November 2013. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from August 2020 to February 2022; Senior Vice President, Finance from February 2020 to August 2020; and Vice President, Finance and Planning from October 2016 to February 2020. Mr. Davis has over 15 years of energy finance experience, focusing on strategic advisory assignments and financings for companies, projects and assets in the LNG, power, renewable energy, midstream and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Davis held energy investment banking and project finance roles at Credit Suisse, Marathon Capital and HSH Nordbank. Mr. Davis received a B.S. in Economics from Duke University.

Adam Kuhnley

Adam Kuhnley is a Managing Director in the Infrastructure Group for Blackstone Inc. Since joining Blackstone in 2020, Mr. Kuhnley has been involved in the execution of Blackstone Infrastructure’s investment in Invenergy. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Kuhnley spent 13 years at ArcLight Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on energy infrastructure investments in Boston, most recently as a Principal. While at ArcLight, Mr. Kuhnley was involved in the origination, management, and monetization of investments across the midstream, power and upstream sectors in North America and Europe. Mr. Kuhnley began his career as an Analyst with Simmons & Company International in Houston, where he focused on energy M&A advisory. Mr. Kuhnley received a BBA in Finance with a minor in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mark Murski

Mr. Murski is a Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer in the Americas for Brookfield Infrastructure, where he is responsible for North American infrastructure operations. From 2006 to 2015 he worked for Brookfield's global advisory practice, where he ran the mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Murski joined Brookfield in 2003 where he focused on financings, acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Murski currently serves as a director of City Office REIT Inc., a real estate company focused on office properties in the southern and western United States. Mr. Murski is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a CFA charterholder and is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Matthew Runkle

Matthew Runkle is a Senior Managing Director in the Infrastructure Group for Blackstone Inc., where he focuses on investments in the renewables, utility, and midstream sectors. Since joining Blackstone in October 2017, Mr. Runkle has been involved in the execution of Blackstone investments, including Cheniere Partners and Tallgrass Energy.  Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Runkle served as a Principal at ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC from August 2002 to September 2017, where he sourced, executed and managed infrastructure investments across the midstream and renewables sectors. Mr. Runkle also served from July 2000 to July 2002 as an Analyst at the NorthBridge Group, where he provided strategic and management consulting to utility and energy companies. Mr. Runkle currently serves as a director of Tallgrass Energy Partners GP, L.P., a midstream energy infrastructure company. Mr. Runkle holds a Bachelor's degree in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University.