Horizon Maritime is proud to support two of our senior employees seeking election to NOIA’s Board of Directors. Cliff Gaetz, our Director of Offshore, is seeking election to the post of Director, while Phil Whelan, our Director of People, is seeking election to the post of Treasurer.

Cliff and Phil bring 50 years of combined experience to our team and are now ready to share their expertise, talent, and skill with the oil and gas industry of Newfoundland and Labrador.




Captain Cliff Gaetz is an accomplished Master Mariner, educated at St Mary’s School of Business, Nautical Institute, Marine Institute and Middlesex University.

Cliff’s career has taken him around the world, from working offshore Atlantic Canada to most recently, being based in Singapore and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Working with Global Maritime Consultancy, he advanced through the roles of Marine Manager, Regional Director, to Chief Operating Officer.

Cliff believes Newfoundland and Labrador should be a strong, visionary voice within the global oil and gas industry. His experience with both Canadian and international markets has given him the skills, networks, and understanding of the offshore landscape–experience that local businesses and firms can use to develop their interests, and further the growth of oil and gas in the province as a whole.

Cliff is looking forward to the opportunity to support NOIA’s Board of Directors and the oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Learn more about Cliff’s career.

Contact Cliff:
m: +1 (709) 770 8938
NL: +1 (709) 757 0183
NS: +1 (902) 468 2341
[email protected]



Everyday, for more than 35 years, Phil has connected to the people who propel the oil and gas industry forward, both on the ground and at sea. His wealth of experience supporting the industry through human resource management, personnel and crewing, equipment supply, and logistics provides a unique perspective critically important to advancing NOIA’s mandate.

A dedicated volunteer and familiar face to the membership, Phil has previously served as NOIA’s Chair of the Board, Chair of the NOIA Conference, member of the Petroleum Industry Human Resource Executive Committee, and more. His service has also extended to the Atlantic Energy Round Table and St. John’s Oilfield Technical Society.

Phil’s work has connected him to oil and gas producing countries and influencers from around the world—the United States, Norway, Scotland, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Libya, among others. His international experience and network make him an ideal mentor, ready to share his knowledge and help local up-and-coming companies navigate the global ocean economy.

Learn more about Phil’s career.

Contact Phil:
M 1-709-687-1954
NL +1-709-757-0183
NS + 1-902-468-2341
[email protected]

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