Donald R. Sinclair
President and Chief Executive Officer
Donald R. Sinclair has served as President and a director of our general partner since October 2009 and as Chief Executive Officer since January 2010. Mr. Sinclair has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of WGP GP since September 2012. He was named a Senior Vice President of Anadarko in May 2013, prior to which he served as a Vice President of Anadarko beginning in January 2010.
Prior to joining Anadarko and becoming President and a director of our general partner, Mr. Sinclair was a founding partner and served as President of Ceritas Energy, LLC, a midstream energy company headquartered in Houston with operations in Texas, Wyoming and Utah from February 2003 to September 2009.
Mr. Sinclair has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 33 years, with a focus on marketing and trading and the midstream sector. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University and also serves on The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas Tech University.
Benjamin M. Fink
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Benjamin M. Fink has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP since May 2009 and as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since November 2010. Mr. Fink has served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP since September 2012.
Mr. Fink was Director, Finance of Anadarko from April 2007 to May 2009, during which time he was responsible for principal oversight of the finance operations of an Anadarko subsidiary, Anadarko Algeria Company, LLC. From August 2006 to April 2007, Mr. Fink served as an independent financial consultant to Anadarko in its Beijing, China and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offices. From April 2001 until June 2006, Mr. Fink held executive management positions at Prosoft Learning Corporation, including serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2004 until that company’s sale in June 2006. From 2000-2001 Mr. Fink co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Meta4 Group Limited, an online direct marketer based in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Previously, Mr. Fink held positions of increasing responsibility at Prudential Capital Group and Prudential Asset Management Asia, where he focused on the negotiation, structuring and execution of private debt and equity investments.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Philip H. Peacock
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Philip H. Peacock has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP since August 2012. Mr. Peacock has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP since September 2012. Prior to joining Western Gas, Mr. Peacock was a partner practicing corporate and securities law at the law firm of Andrews Kurth LLP, which he joined in August 2003. Mr. Peacock holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Houston, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and serves on the Board of Directors of The Children’s Fund, Inc.