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About Precision | Board of Directors | Biographies 

The following table provides a brief biography of each Director:

Willian Donovan

WILLIAM T. DONOVAN(1)(3) - North Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

Independent Director

Mr. Donovan, 62, has been Chairman of the Board of Rockland Industrial Holdings, LLC, a Wisconsin entity engaged in manufacturing wood flooring products for the truck trailer and domestic container industries, since April 2006. He is also a director for several private companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia. Mr. Donovan was a director of Grey Wolf, Inc. from June 1997 to December 2008, prior to its acquisition by Precision Drilling Trust and his subsequent appointment as director of Precision on December 23, 2008.

From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Donovan served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Total Logistics, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation engaged in various operating and investment activities.

Mr. Donovan previously served as President, Chief Financial Officer, and was a director of Christiana Companies, Inc. and Prideco Inc. prior to their merger with Weatherford International, Inc. in February 1999. From 1980 to 1998, Mr. Donovan was a Principal and Managing Director of Lubar & Co., a private investment and venture capital firm. Prior to joining Lubar & Co., Mr. Donovan was an officer with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company from 1976 until 1980, where he specialized in merger and acquisition financing.

Brian J. Gibson

BRIAN J. GIBSON(1)(3) - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Independent Director

Mr. Gibson, 58, was the Senior Vice President, Equities of Alberta Investment Management Corp. from December 2008 to June 2012, when he retired. During 2008, Mr. Gibson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Panoply Capital Asset Management Inc., a private investment firm. Prior to January 15, 2008, Mr. Gibson was the Senior Vice President, Public Equities for the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. He has served as a director of a number of public and private companies.

During his 35-year career, Mr. Gibson has been responsible for the management of various large equity investment portfolios, including those of insurance companies, a chartered bank, pension and mutual funds, and endowments. Mr. Gibson has particular expertise in "relationship" investing, corporate governance, corporate finance and capital markets. Mr. Gibson received his MBA from the University of Toronto, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and is a graduate of the Directors' Education Program sponsored by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Allen R. Hagerman

ALLEN R. HAGERMAN(1)(2) - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Independent Director

Mr. Hagerman, 62, is Executive Vice President of Canadian Oil Sands Limited, an oil sands mining and upgrading entity. He is currently responsible for overseeing crude oil marketing operations. Prior to 2007, Mr. Hagerman was Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited.

Mr. Hagerman is lead director of Capital Power Income LP and a director of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. He is also a member of the Financial Executives Institute and a past President of Financial Executives Institute, Calgary Chapter, as well as a past Chair of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. Previous Board positions include Syncrude Canada Ltd. and University of Calgary. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and received their Distinguished Service Award.

Catherine Hughes

CATHERINE HUGHES(2)(3) - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Independent Director

Ms. Hughes, 51, until recently served as Executive Vice President, International at Nexen Inc., where she was responsible for all production, development and project activities outside of Canada and for global exploration. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Operational Services, Technology and Human Resources from December 2009 to November 2011. Prior to joining Nexen, she was Vice President, Oil Sands at Husky Oil from November 2007 to January 2009.

She spent many years with Schlumberger and held key positions in various countries including Italy, Nigeria, Scotland, United States and France and was President of Schlumberger Canada Ltd. for five years, based in Calgary.

Ms. Hughes is a Professional Engineer, as designated by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). She received her B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Institute National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France.

She has received a number of awards during her career, including the Key Women in Energy Americas award, the Key Women in Energy Global award and the Consumer's Choice Business Woman of the Year Award.

Stephen J.J. Letwin

STEPHEN J.J. LETWIN(2) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Independent Director

Mr. Letwin, 58, is currently President and CEO of IAMGOLD Corporation, a leading mid-tier gold mining company, producing approximately one million ounces annually, from 8 gold mines on 3 continents.

Mr. Letwin was a senior executive with Enbridge Inc. from 1999 to 2010, including Executive Vice President of Gas Transportation & International with responsibility for natural gas operations, a gas distribution company and its international business unit. He currently serves on the board of a private corporation.

Mr. Letwin serves as Patron for UNICEFAlberta, was a former director of YMCA Calgary, served on the Board of Governors at McMaster University, and is an Honorary Director of WestPark Hospital in Toronto, and an Honorary Colonel for the 14th Service Battalion in Calgary.

Dr. Kevin Meyers

DR. KEVIN MEYERS(2)(3) Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Independent Director

Dr. Meyers, 60, has over 30 years experience in the energy industry. Until his retirement from ConocoPhillips in 2010, he held many senior leadership positions, most recently, Senior Vice President Exploration and Production - Americas, for ConocoPhillips.

Previously, he had been President of ConocoPhillips Canada. He also served as President of ConocoPhillips Russia and Caspian Region, where he was responsible for exploration and production activities in the former Soviet Union and was the lead executive in Russia for the COPLUKOIL strategic alliance. Dr. Meyers held several other leadership positions with ConocoPhillips and ARCO, where he was responsible for exploration and production operations in the Permian Basin and Alaska’s West Sak, Kuparuk, and Prudhoe Bay fields.

A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Meyers has served on several boards, including LUKOIL, the Board of Regents for the University of Alaska and the Nature Conservancy of Alaska. He currently serves on the Boards of Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE: HOS), Denbury Natural Resources (NSE: DNR), the World Energy Council, the Houston Symphony and the U.S. Energy Association. He holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Capital University in Ohio.

Steven W. Krablin

Steven W. Krablin(1)(2) Spring, Texas, U.S.A.

Independent Director

Steven Krablin served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of T-3 Energy Services, Inc., an oilfield services company that manufactured products used in the drilling, production and transportation of oil and gas, from March 2009 until the sale of the company in January 2011. From 2005 until 2009, Mr. Krablin was a private investor, and from April to August 2008, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IDM Group Limited, a provider of drilling equipment and other goods and services to the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Krablin is an experienced financial and operational leader with a broad understanding of business globally. From 1996 until his retirement in 2005, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Oilwell Varco Inc. or its predecessors, a manufacturer and distributor of oil and gas drilling equipment and related services and products. Prior to 1996, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Enterra Corporation until its merger with Weatherford International, Inc.

Kevin Neveu

KEVIN A. NEVEU - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Non-Independent Director

Kevin is President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Precision Drilling Corporation and has held these positions since joining the company in 2007.

Kevin has 33 years of experience in the oilfield services sector holding technical, marketing, management and senior leadership positions over his career. Previously, Kevin was President of the Rig Solutions Group of National Oilwell Varco in Houston and held senior management positions with it and its predecessor companies in London, Moscow, Houston, Edmonton and Calgary.

Kevin currently serves as a Director of Bonanza Creek Energy and Finning International and is a former board member of Rig Net. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, a Director for a Canadian national sports non-profit organization, and an Advisor for the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy. Kevin is a director and member of the Executive Committee for the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta and is a Professional Engineer, he has also completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in Boston, Massachusetts.

Robert L. Phillips

ROBERT L. PHILLIPS (1)(2)(3) - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chairman of the Board
Independent Director

Mr. Phillips, 63, is an experienced senior corporate executive having most recently been the President and Chief Executive Officer of BCRGroup of Companies from 2001 to 2004. Within the oil and gas exploration and production and oilfield service sectors, he has served as Vice President of Husky Oil Limited and as President and Chief Executive Officer of PTI Group Inc. and Dreco Energy Services Ltd.

Mr. Phillips has served on the boards of publicly-traded and private corporations for more than twenty years, including several oil and gas exploration and production and oilfield service companies. In addition to Precision, he currently serves on the boards of several major Canadian corporations.

Mr. Phillips is an active private investor. He also practiced corporate and securities law for over fifteen years.


(1) Audit Committee Member
(2) Human Resources and Compensation Committee Member
(3) Corporate Governance, Nominating and Risk Committee Member