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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Patrick M. Murray

PATRICK M. MURRAY(1)(2) Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

Director

Mr. Murray, 71, retired as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Dresser, Inc. in May 2007. Dresser is a leading manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered equipment for the energy industry. Prior to becoming Chairman of the Board of Dresser, Inc., Mr. Murray served as President and CEO. Previously, Mr. Murray was President of Halliburton Company's Dresser Equipment Group from 1998 to 2000 and Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of Dresser Industries, Inc. in 1997.

Mr. Murray is on the Board of Directors of the Maguire Energy Institute, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, and the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University. He is also a member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Kevin Neveu

KEVIN A. NEVEU - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Independent Director

Mr. Neveu is President & Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Precision Drilling Corporation. He joined Precision in August 2007 as a Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Neveu was previously 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. Mr. Neveu serves on the Board of two public companies including; Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. in Denver and Finning International, Inc. in Vancouver. 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. Mr. Neveu is a director and member of the Executive Committee for the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

Mr. Neveu holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta and has also completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1984, Mr. Neveu was recognized as a Professional Engineer by the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Robert L. Phillips

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

Chairman of the Board

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