Board of Directors

MEG Energy’s board of directors oversees the development and implementation of our strategic plan. With many years of experience across the energy industry, our board is committed to achieving operational excellence and delivering maximum value to our shareholders.


Harvey Doerr
Director and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Doerr became a director of the Corporation in June 2010 and was appointed as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation effective June 1, 2018. Mr. Doerr has been involved in the oil and gas industry since 1981. He held various roles with Murphy Oil Corporation between 1989 and 2009, including Executive Vice President, Downstream and Planning from January of 2007 until August of 2009 and President, Murphy Oil Company Ltd. (Canada) from August 1997 until December 2006. He currently serves as Chairman of Velvet Energy Ltd., a private Canadian oil and gas company, and serves as a director of Newalta Corporation and Seven Generations Energy Ltd. Mr. Doerr received a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Alberta in 1981, completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2004 and received the designation of Professional Engineer in 1985. In 2011, Mr. Doerr obtained a certified designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Daniel S. Farb
Director

Mr. Farb was appointed to the Board in November 2017. Mr. Farb joined Highfields Capital Management LP ("Highfields") in 2001, where he currently serves as Partner on the investment team. He has spent much of his time at Highfields focused on public market investments in the oil and gas industry and has extensive experience investing in Canadian capital markets. Prior to Highfields, Mr. Farb worked at Goldman Sachs and Co. in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Principal Investment groups. Mr. Farb serves as a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust Board. He is a graduate of McGill University and the Harvard Business School.


Robert B. Hodgins
Director

Mr. Hodgins became a director of the Corporation in September 2010 and has over 25 years of experience in senior financial roles with several Canadian corporations. He was Chief Financial Officer of Pengrowth Energy Trust (now Pengrowth Energy Corporation) from 2002 until 2004, Vice President and Treasurer of Canadian Pacific Limited from 1998 until 2002 and Chief Financial Officer of TransCanada Pipelines Limited from 1993 until 1998. Mr. Hodgins is also currently a director of AltaGas Ltd., Enerplus Corporation and Gran Tierra Energy Inc. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Timothy Hodgson
Director

Mr. Hodgson became a Director of the Corporation in June 2016. Mr. Hodgson is Managing Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation. He is also Chairman of the Board of Alignvest Acquisition II Corp. Prior to joining Alignvest, Mr. Hodgson was Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada from 2010 to 2012, where he led the Bank's market infrastructure initiatives. While serving at the Bank, Mr. Hodgson sat on the Bank's Monetary Policy Review Committee and Financial Stability Committee. Additionally, he represented the Bank on the Heads of Agencies Committee, and on the Heads of Dealers Committee with the heads of the major Canadian investment banks.

From 1990 to 2010, Mr. Hodgson held various positions in New York, London, Silicon Valley and Toronto with Goldman Sachs. His expertise spanned several industry verticals, capital markets products, merger advisory services and merchant banking. In 2005, Mr. Hodgson was tasked with rebuilding Goldman Sachs Canada after the firm had curtailed its Canadian investment banking, fixed income, and equity research operations in 2003. From 2005 to 2010, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Canada with overall responsibilities for the firm's operations, client relationships and regulatory matters in the region. Mr. Hodgson has advised Canadian governments, corporations and high net worth individuals. He has also sat on the board of CW Media Inc., one of Goldman Sachs' largest merchant banking investments in Canada.

In addition to his positions with Alignvest, Mr. Hodgson currently sits on the boards of The Public Sector Pension Investment Board where he chairs the Investment Committee, KGS-Alpha Capital Markets and The Global Risk Institute.

Mr. Hodgson holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has obtained the certified designation (ICD.D).


William R. Klesse
Director

Mr. Klesse became a Director of the Corporation in June 2016. Mr. Klesse is the former Chief Executive Officer and former Chairman of the Board of Valero Energy Corporation, an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. He joined the Valero board as Vice Chairman in 2005 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2007 to December 2014. From 2006 to May 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Valero and served as President from 2008 to 2013. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Klesse was Valero's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Refining and Commercial Operations following Valero's 2001 acquisition of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation, where he had been Executive Vice President of the company's refining operations. Mr. Klesse began his 45-plus year career in the energy industry at Diamond Shamrock Corporation, which merged with Ultramar Corporation in 1996. He is a trustee of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and serves on the Advisory Board of the San Antonio Food Bank. Mr. Klesse holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from West Texas A&M University.


David B. Krieger
Director

Mr. Krieger became a director of the Corporation in February 2004. Mr. Krieger is currently Managing Director, Warburg Pincus LLC ("WP LLC"). Mr. Krieger has been with WP LLC since 2000 and works primarily with the firm's investments in the energy sector. He was appointed Managing Director of WP LLC in 2006. Mr. Krieger was a director of EMGS, Inc. from July of 2004 until January of 2010, and has been a director of Kosmos Energy Ltd. since 2004. Mr. Krieger received a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, a Master of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995 and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2000.


Jeffrey J. McCaig
Chairman, Director

Mr. McCaig was appointed to the board on March 1, 2014. Mr. McCaig is the Chairman of the board of directors of the Trimac Group of Companies (a group of private entities) of which he was CEO until December 31, 2015. Mr. McCaig was a director of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from January 2001 until May 2017 and has been a director of Bantrel Company (a private company) since 2000, becoming its Chairman in December 2007. Mr. McCaig is also a director and co-owner of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Mr. McCaig holds a degree in economics from Harvard University, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Master of Science in Management degree from Stanford University. He also is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.


James D. McFarland
Director

Mr. McFarland became a director of the Corporation in June 2010. Mr. McFarland is a co-founder and has been a director of Valeura Energy Inc. since April 2010 and served as President and CEO until his retirement in December 2017. He has over 45 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior thereto, Mr. McFarland served as President and CEO, director and co-founder of Verenex Energy Inc. from 2004 until 2009. From 1999 until 2004, he served as Managing Director of Southern Pacific Petroleum N.L. in Australia. From 1995 until 1998, Mr. McFarland served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Husky Oil Limited. From 1972 until 1995, he held various leadership positions in a 23 year career with Imperial Oil Limited and other Exxon affiliates in Canada, the U.S. and Western Europe. Mr. McFarland has been a director of various public and private entities and is currently a director of Pengrowth Energy Corporation and Valeura Energy Inc. and serves on the Program Committee of the World Petroleum Council. Mr. McFarland received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Chemical Engineering) from Queen's University at Kingston in 1970, a Master of Science (Petroleum Engineering) from the University of Alberta in 1974, completed the Executive Development Program at Cornell University in 1981 and the Governor General's Canadian Study Conference in 1987, received the designation of Professional Engineer in 1974 and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Diana McQueen
Director

Ms. McQueen became a director of the Corporation in October 2015. Ms. McQueen has energy and environmental public policy experience from regional, provincial and international levels, in addition to entrepreneurial experience in operating an independent business. Ms. McQueen held various Alberta provincial cabinet roles during 2011 to 2015, including Minister of Energy, Minister of Environment and Water, and Minister of Municipal Affairs. Ms. McQueen has also served at the municipal level with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. Ms. McQueen is also currently a director of Canada WaterNEXT Innovations Inc.