Donald R. Sinclair


Donald R. Sinclair is a private investor who spent his professional career in the energy sector and currently serves on the board of directors of three energy companies.

From 2009 to 2017 he served as CEO of Western Gas Partners and Western Gas Equity Partners, both publicly-traded midstream master limited partnerships. As chief executive of the Western Gas entities, he was also senior vice president of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Sinclair has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 35 years, with a focus on marketing and trading and the midstream sector. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business and formerly served as chairman of the college’s advisory council. He is also a member of the Academy of Petroleum Engineering in the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech. He serves on The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors and is a board member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston.

Sinclair graduated in August of 1980 with a bachelor of business administration degree in management from Texas Tech University.