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.

Gary A. Bosgoed

Director (independent)

Mr. Bosgoed was appointed to the Board on July 1, 2022. He is the President and CEO of Bosgoed Project Consultants Ltd., a management consulting, consulting engineering and project management company. Mr. Bosgoed has over 40 years of consulting experience, specializing in project delivery, business advisory services and community engagement on capital projects. Mr. Bosgoed served as a Senior Vice President of WorleyParsons’ Edmonton Office from 2012 to 2015 and prior thereto was the Vice President, Business Services and Systems from 2008.  Mr. Bosgoed was a founding director of Circle Energy Inc., a Calgary-based public oil and gas exploration company.

Mr. Bosgoed currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation and as chair of its Governance and Nominations Committee and is also a director of Capital Power Corporation. Mr. Bosgoed was also Vice Chair of the University of Regina Board of Governors until January 2023.

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Darlene M. Gates

President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director 

Ms. Gates was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of MEG in May 2024. Ms. Gates was the Chief Operating Officer of MEG from 2021. Prior to joining MEG in 2021, she served as the President of ExxonMobil Alaska. Ms. Gates has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, including global leadership roles. Ms. Gates has progressed through many technical, managerial, financial and operating positions in Canada, US, Germany, and Qatar, leading to running Imperial Oil’s Cold Lake asset, one of the largest thermal in-situ operations in the world

Darlene holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Victoria and is a registered professional engineer in Alberta. Ms. Gates is a member of the RCAF Command Advisory Council and 4 Wing’s Honorary Colonel. She has also been on numerous charitable and industry boards.

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Robert B. Hodgins

Director (independent)

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. 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 and the National Board of Corporate Directors.

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Kim Lynch Proctor

Director (independent)

Ms. Lynch Proctor was appointed to the board on May 3, 2022. Ms. Lynch Proctor is an independent businesswoman, and an experienced lawyer, accountant and executive with over 20 years of experience. She was the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of KERN Partners, an energy focused private equity firm, from 2009 to 2016 and prior thereto a practicing lawyer and chartered professional accountant with Felesky Flynn LLP, Bennett Jones LLP, and Deloitte, respectively, advising corporate clients on domestic and international transactions.

Ms. Lynch Proctor is currently a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Paramount Resources Ltd. and serves on the Board of Trustees of Alaris Equity Partners Income Trust. Ms. Lynch Proctor also serves on the Boards of several not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Lynch Proctor obtained both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary, a Master of Laws degree from New York University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. 

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Susan M. MacKenzie

Director (independent)

Ms. MacKenzie was appointed to the board on June 17, 2020. Ms. MacKenzie is a corporate director with over 30 years of energy sector experience. Most recently she was Chief Operating Officer at Oilsands Quest Inc. from April to September 2010. Prior thereto, Ms. MacKenzie spent twelve years at Petro‐Canada in progressive technical, operational and strategic roles, including Vice President Human Resources and Vice‐President In Situ Oilsands Development and Operations. Her industry experience also includes 14 years with Amoco Canada in a variety of engineering and leadership roles in natural gas, conventional oil and heavy oil development and operations.

Ms. MacKenzie holds a B. Eng. (Mechanical) from McGill University, an MBA from the University of Calgary, is a Life Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. She is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D designation.

Ms. MacKenzie is currently a director and Chair of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Risk Committee and member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Precision Drilling Corporation, a director and member of the Health, Safety and Environment and Reserves Committee of Teine Energy Ltd., and a director of Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS). She is a past director of Enerplus Corporation, Freehold Royalties Ltd., TransGlobe Energy Corporation, and FortisAlberta Inc., the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter and Safe Haven Foundation as well as numerous for-profit, not-for-profit, private and academic advisory boards.

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Jeffrey J. McCaig

Director (independent)

Mr. Jeffrey J. McCaig became a director in March 2014. He is the Chair of the Board of directors of Trimac Transportation of which he was CEO until December 31, 2015. Mr. McCaig is also the Chair of the Board of Bantrel Company, a privately owned engineering and construction company. He served on the board of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (now Nutrien Ltd.) from January 2001 until May 2017. Mr. McCaig is also a director of Michichi Capital Corp. (TSX-V Capital Pool Company) since June 2021 and Indigena Drilling Inc. since June 2023. 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 is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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James D. McFarland

Chair, Director (independent)

Mr. McFarland became a director in June 2010. Mr. McFarland has over four decades of domestic and international experience in the oil and gas industry. He has been a director of Valeura Energy Inc. since April 2010 and served as President and CEO until his retirement in December 2017. Prior thereto, Mr. McFarland has held a number of executive leadership roles including President and CEO, director and co-founder of Verenex Energy Inc., Managing Director of shale-oil developer Southern Pacific Petroleum N.L. in Australia and President and Chief Operating Officer of Husky Oil Limited. Prior to this, he held various leadership positions over a 23-year period 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 including most recently, Pengrowth Energy Corporation and Arrow Exploration Corp. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of WPC Energy (an international NGO) as Vice President, Programme and Chair, Congress Programme Committee, and on the board of directors of the Canadian Association for WPC Energy, which hosted the 24th WPC Congress in Calgary in September 2023.

Mr. McFarland received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Chemical Engineering) from Queen’s University at Kingston, a Master of Science (Petroleum Engineering) from the University of Alberta, completed the Executive Development Program at Cornell University and received the designation of Professional Engineer in 1974. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a Life Member of both the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. In 2003, Mr. McFarland was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for Outstanding Service through Business and Commerce.

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Diana J. McQueen

Director (independent)

Ms. Diana J. McQueen was appointed to the Board in October 2015. She has energy and environmental public policy experience from regional, provincial and international levels, in addition to entrepreneurial experience in operating an independent business. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Stakeholder Relations at Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd. (TSX-V listed issuer), a director of Aqua Solutions Inc. and was a director of Total Helium Ltd. (TSX-V listed issuer) until January 2024. Ms. McQueen held various Alberta provincial cabinet roles during 2008 to 2015, including Minister of Energy, Minister of Environment and Water, and Minister of Municipal Affairs. Ms. McQueen has her own consulting firm and is a Senior Policy & Strategic Advisor to her clients in the areas of Energy, Environment, Indigenous and Municipal relations. She is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D designation.

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Robert R. Rooney, K.C.

Director (independent)

Mr. Robert R. Rooney has over 40 years of energy sector experience, holding roles of senior executive, advisor, founder, director, and chairman of public and private entities. Mr. Rooney is currently an Executive Advisor with Enbridge Inc. From 2017 to 2023, Mr. Rooney was the Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer of Enbridge Inc., where he was responsible for the legal, ethics and compliance, security and aviation teams. Prior to joining Enbridge, Mr. Rooney was Managing Director of Rimrock Oil and Gas. Previous to that, he was Executive Vice-President, Corporate of Talisman Energy Inc., then served as Vice-Chairman and Director of Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc. In addition, Mr. Rooney was a partner at Bennett Jones LLP, where he was a member of the executive committee and co-leader of the Energy and Natural Resources Group.

Mr. Rooney has significant experience in strategic planning and execution, capital allocation, leadership and management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, domestic and cross border transactions, business functions and operations, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, and government and stakeholder relations.

Mr. Rooney is currently Chair of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Law Society of Alberta and was awarded a King’s Counsel designation in 2012.

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Standing Committees of the Board

Standing Committees of the Board consist only of independent directors. The Board has established the following Standing Committees of the Board, the (i) Audit Committee, (ii) Human Resources and Compensation Committee, (iii) Governance and Nominating Committee, and (iv) Health, Safety and Environment and Reserves Committee.

Audit Committee

Robert B. Hodgins (Chair)
Kim Lynch Proctor
Susan M. MacKenzie
Robert R. Rooney

Human Resources and Compensation Committee

Jeffrey J. McCaig (Chair)
Kim Lynch Proctor
Diana J. McQueen

Governance and Nominating Committee

Diana J. McQueen (Chair)
Gary A. Bosgoed
Robert B. Hodgins
Robert R. Rooney

Health, Safety and Environment and Reserves Committee

Susan M. MacKenzie (Chair)
Gary A. Bosgoed
Jeffrey J. McCaig

Incident Notification

Incident notification – April 30, 2016 – Meg Energy announces that today, at approximately 08:15 hrs, during work carried out on a natural gas well near the village of Edmonton in Alberta.