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.

William (Bill) J. McCaffrey
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.

Boyd Anderson

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.

Harvey Doerr

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, completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2004 and 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).

Daniel Farb

Mr. Farb was appointed to the Board in November 2017.  Mr. Farb joined Highfields Capital 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

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 also currently a director of AltaGas Ltd., Enerplus Corporation, Kicking Horse Energy Inc. and StonePoint Energy Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.

Timothy Hodgson

Mr. Hodgson is Managing Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation and is also the Chief Compliance Officer of Alignvest Capital Management Inc. and Alignvest Investment Management Corporation. He is also Chairman of the Board of Alignvest Acquisition Corp., which is listed on the TSX. Prior to joining Alignvest, Mr. Hodgson was Special Advisor to Governor Carney at 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 boards of CW Media, Goldman Sachs’ largest merchant banking investment 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, The Global Risk Institute, The Ivey School of Business and The Next36. Mr. Hodgson also served on the board of Bridgepoint Health for eight years until July 2014.

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 Accountant and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

William R. Klesse

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.

Mr. Klesse brings more than four decades of energy industry executive management experience to MEG's board. As Valero's former Chairman, he led the board's strategic planning and, as Valero's former CEO, he oversaw the daily operations of a major global energy company. Mr. Klesse's experience provides an informed management perspective and insights with respect to global business and energy issues to the board. He also has leadership experience on industry association and non-profit boards.

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.

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 and Chief Executive Officer of the Trimac Group of Companies.  He has been a director of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan since January 2001 and a director of Bantrel 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. 

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.

Diana McQueen

Ms. McQueen became a director of the Corporation in October 2015. Ms. McQueen brings energy and environmental public policy experience from regional, provincial and international levels, in addition to entrepreneurial experience in operating an independent business. In public service, Ms. McQueen has held various Alberta provincial cabinet roles from 2011 to 2015, including Minister of Energy, Minister of Environment and Water, and Minister of Municipal Affairs. Prior to her roles with the Alberta government, Ms. McQueen served at the municipal level, including service with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.