Executive Committee

The Canaport LNG Executive Committee is made up of representatives from both Repsol and Irving Oil

who are highly experienced in global energy projects and who bring a wealth of experience and talent to contribute to running a safe, efficient LNG terminal.

Javier Azagra

General Manager of Canaport LNG

Javier Azagra is Canaport LNG’s General Manager. Joining the Canaport LNG team in 2016, Javier’s vast management experience within industrial facilities has prepared him well for his role at the terminal.

Beginning his career as a Process Engineer at Repsol’s Tarragona Refinery in 1996, Javier quickly moved into Operations as a Plant Engineer. Focused on implementing and improving the refinery’s high performance and safety standards, Javier served in various management roles before becoming the Operations Director at Repsol’s A Coruña Refinery. After four years in that role, he moved on to lead Repsol’s Cartagena Refinery as its Engineering and Development Director.

Javier received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oviedo, Spain in 1993, and then went on to complete a Master of Science in Forest Resources, Pulp & Paper Science at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1995. 

Laura Rejon

President, Repsol Energy North America Corporation & Repsol Energy Canada Ltd.

Laura Rejon is Director of Repsol’s North America Gas & Power Division, and President of Repsol Energy North America Corporation (RENA) and Repsol Energy Canada Ltd. (REC). In this role, she leads Repsol’s LNG, natural gas and electric power commercialization business in North America.

In her 20+ years’ experience in the energy industry, Laura has served in a variety of roles including Finance, Internal Audit, Credit Risk and Investor Relations. She previously led Repsol’s Credit Risk Division with more than 1 million counterparties, and held the position of CFO for Dynasol, a joint venture between Repsol’s Chemical Business and Grupo Kuo in Mexico.

Laura earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Alcala de Henares University in Spain and a Master’s in International Business from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.


Courtney Jones

Vice President/Director, Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.

Courtney Jones is currently Vice-President/Director of Repsol’s North American Regional Unit and leads the regional Planning & Performance Management teams. She is located in Calgary, AB. Prior to her current role, Courtney has held various positions in the energy business both in Upstream and Downstream with a variety of locations in Asia, Europe and North America. Prior to joining Repsol, Courtney was with Talisman and previously with ConocoPhillips. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Jeff Matthews

Irving Oil

Jeff Matthews graduated from Business Administration at the University of NB in 1990. Jeff received his Chartered Accounting Designation in 1994 while working with Deloitte & Touche.

Jeff began his career at Irving Oil in 1994 and has held a variety of roles such as Financial Accounting, Risk Management, and Business Development. In his role with Business Development, Jeff was responsible for the construction of two power generation facilities and the LNG Project at Canaport.

Jorge Gomez de la Fuente

Head of Business Development Gas & Power in Repsol

Jorge is currently Head of Business Development Gas & Power in Repsol, in charge of originating and developing new mid/long term gas business. 

Jorge joined Repsol in 2000, where he has served in several positions related to planning, corporate organization, gas strategy and gas projects development. 

He is a Mining Engineer (Polytechnic University, Madrid) and MSc (IFP School, Paris).