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.
William (Bill) J. McCaffrey
Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. McCaffrey has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Corporation since March 1999. Prior to co-founding the Corporation, Mr. McCaffrey spent 17 years at Amoco Canada in various managerial positions, including Manager of Business Development and Growth for Amoco Canada's oil sands developments. During his time in that position, he was responsible for the growth plans of Amoco Canada's oil sands leases. At Amoco Canada, Mr. McCaffrey also led the team responsible for the initiation and development of the Primrose thermal oil sands project, a 25,000 bpd project that was one of the first commercial in situ bitumen production sites utilizing horizontal wells and thermal technologies.
Mr. McCaffrey participated in the Western Executive Development Program at the University of Western Ontario in 1995. He received a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alberta in 1981, a Bachelor of Science degree (Biology/Chemistry) from the University of Alberta in 1978 and received the designation of Professional Engineer in 1983.
Mr. Anderson became a director of the Corporation in June 2007 and became the lead director in June 2010. Mr. Anderson is the former Vice President Natural Gas Liquids for BP North America Inc. He is also a former director of Amoco Canada. Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Engineering - Chemical from McGill University in 1968, a Certificate of Post-Graduate Study in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1969, a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University in 1974 and received the designation of Professional Engineer in 1974.
Mr. Doerr became a director of the Corporation in June 2010. Mr. Doerr has been involved in the oil and gas industry since 1981. Mr. Doerr held various roles with Murphy Oil Corporation between 1989 and 2009, including that of Executive Vice President, Downstream and Planning from January 2007 until August 2009 and President, Murphy Oil Company Ltd. (Canada) from 1997 until December 2006. Mr. Doerr is the former Chairman or director of several public and private entities including Berkana Energy Corp. (Chairman); C-CORE (Chairman); National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (director); Downstream Committee, American Petroleum Institute (principal); Syncrude Canada (director); and Hibernia Management and Development Company (director). He currently serves as Chairman of Velvet Energy Ltd., a private Canadian oil and gas company. Mr. Doerr received a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Alberta in 1981, received the designation of Professional Engineer in 1985. In 2011, Mr. Doerr completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program and was awarded the Institute-certified Director designation (ICD.D).
Robert B. Hodgins
Mr. Hodgins became a director in September 2010 and has over 25 years experience in senior financial roles with several Canadian corporations. He was Chief Financial Officer of Pengrowth Energy Trust (now Pengrowth Energy Corporation) from 2002 - 2004, Vice President and Treasurer of Canadian Pacific Limited from 1998 - 2002 and Chief Financial Officer of TransCanada Pipelines Limited from 1993 - 1998. Mr. Hodgins is currently a director of AltaGas Ltd., Cub Energy Inc., Enerplus Corporation, Fairborne Energy Ltd., MGM Energy Corp., and Skope Energy Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.
Peter R. Kagan
Mr. Kagan became a director of the Corporation in February 2004. He has been with WP LLC since 1997 and leads WP LLC's efforts in the energy sector. He was appointed as Managing Director of WP LLC in January 2002. Mr. Kagan has been a director of Targa Resources Corp. since October of 2005 and a director of Targa Resources Partners, LP since February 2007. He has also been a director of Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc. since July 2007. Mr. Kagan received an Artium Baccalaureus (B.A.) from Harvard College in 1990 and a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1997.
David B. Krieger
Mr. Krieger became a director of the Corporation in February 2004. 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 2004 until January 2010. 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.
James D. McFarland
Mr. McFarland became a director of the Corporation in June 2010. Mr. McFarland has been involved in the oil and gas industry since 1973. In April 2010, he was appointed as the President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Valeura Energy Inc. which he co-founded. Prior to that, Mr. McFarland served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, director and co-founder of Verenex Energy Inc. from 2004 until 2009. From 1999 until 2004, Mr. McFarland served as the Managing Director of Southern Pacific Petroleum N.L. in Australia. From 1995 until 1998, Mr. McFarland served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Husky Oil Limited. From 1972 until 1995, Mr. McFarland 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.
David J. Wizinsky
Corporate Secretary and Director
Mr. Wizinsky has been a director of the Corporation since March 1999 and the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation since March 2002. Prior to being a co-founder of MEG Energy, Mr. Wizinsky was a co-founder of First Quantum Minerals Ltd., an S&P/TSX 60 Index and London Stock Exchange listed company. He is a corporate commercial and securities lawyer experienced in all aspects of large-scale resource development and commercial production, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory affairs, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. Mr. Wizinsky received a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of British Columbia in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 1986. Mr. Wizinsky was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1987. In 2012, Mr. Wizinsky completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program and was awarded the Institute-certified Director designation (ICD.D).