• Rene Amirault, Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

    Rene Amirault was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SECURE Energy Services in March 2007 and elected a director and appointed as Chairman on June 1, 2007.

    From 2006 to 2007, he was an independent businessman. From 2001 to 2006, he was the Vice President of Corporate Development of Tervita Corporation (formerly CCS Income Trust). Mr. Amirault held various roles at Tervita Corporation from 1994 to 2006, including Vice President roles in Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Development. He was Vice President of Corporate Development of Tervita Corporation or its predecessor companies from 2001 to 2006, during which time his responsibilities included business development, acquisitions, strategic planning and investor relations. Mr. Amirault has over 25 years experience in the energy industry. He held various positions with Imperial Oil Ltd. from 1981 to 1994, including marketing, project management, finance and accounting capacities. Mr. Amirault received a Certified General Accountant designation in 1985.


  • Murray Cobbe, Lead Director

    Murray L. Cobbe was elected as a director of the Corporation on July 28, 2009 and was appointed as Lead Director on December 9, 2009.

    Prior to his election as a director, he served in an advisory role to the Board. Mr. Cobbe is the Chairman of Trican Well Service Ltd. ("Trican") (an oilfield services company) and has been with Trican since its initial public offering in December 1996. Mr. Cobbe has been in the well services business since 1974 and has overseen operations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.

    Mr. Cobbe graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1970 with a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir). In addition, Mr. Cobbe is a past director of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (the national association of Canadian oilfield service, supply and manufacturing companies). In addition to Trican, Mr. Cobbe currently serves as a director of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (an exploration and production company).

  • David Johnson, Director

    David D. Johnson was elected as a director of the Corporation on June 1, 2007.

    Mr. Johnson currently serves as Chairman of TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (an exploration and production company), and a director of Cardinal Energy Ltd. (an exploration and production company). Mr. Johnson was previously Chairman of Progress Energy Resources Corp. from February 2011 until the Company’s sale in December 2012. Prior to this, he was Executive Chairman from January 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Johnson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pro-Ex Energy Ltd. from July 2004 to January 2009. From November 2001 to July 2004, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Energy Ltd. From July 1994 to April 2001, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Encal Energy Ltd.

    Mr. Johnson has over 35 years of diverse experience in the oil and natural gas industry, including a background in production, reservoir evaluation and operations. He has a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, is a member of the Association of Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta and has served twice as a Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

  • Brad Markel, Corporate Secretary

    Brad Markel is a Partner in the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP. Mr. Markel's practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. Mr. Markel joined Bennett Jones LLP in 1997. Prior to joining Bennett Jones LLP, Mr. Markel practiced with MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman in Regina, Saskatchewan. Mr. Markel received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990.

  • Brad Munro, Director

    Brad Munro was elected as a director of the Corporation on April 23, 2009.

    Mr. Munro is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bittercreek Capital Corporation, a private investment and advisory firm. Through Bittercreek Capital Corporation Mr. Munro was a contractor to GrowthWorks Capital WV Ltd. and its affiliates in the role of Vice President, Investments from May 2006 to August 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Munro was an employee of Working Ventures Investment Services Inc. and its affiliates since September 1991.

    Mr. Munro holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has extensive experience in corporate finance and investment in the oil and natural gas and other industries. Mr. Munro presently serves as a director of two private companies and one public company, Zedcor Energy Inc., which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Munro was a director of Tervita (or its predecessors) for eight years and was the lead director of the independent committee on the privatization of Tervita.

  • Shaun Paterson, Director

    Shaun Paterson was elected as a director of the Corporation on May 9, 2013.

    Mr. Paterson is the former Vice President, Marketing of Baytex Energy Corp. and served in this capacity from 2006 to 2011 before retiring. Prior to this Mr. Paterson was Vice President, Domestic Crude Oil Marketing at EnCana Corporation from November 2002 to November 2006. Mr. Paterson was a director of Prism Sulphur Corporation from January 2008 until October 2011 and served as a director of Profero Energy Inc. from March 2008 to September 2011.

    Mr. Paterson holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Alberta.

  • Kevin Nugent, Director

    Kevin Nugent was elected as a director of the Corporation on September 25, 2007.

    Mr. Nugent is an independent businessman and corporate director. Between September 2013 and June 2014, Mr. Nugent was Executive Chairman of Hifi Engineering Inc., a private company involved with next-generation fiber optic acoustic monitoring systems. Prior thereto between October 2007 and May 2015, he was the President of Livingstone Energy Management Corporation, a privately held corporation created for the purpose of investing in companies engaged in the production of crude oil and natural gas or in the provision of services to the oil and natural gas industry. Mr. Nugent is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry.

    Mr. Nugent currently serves as a director of Hifi Engineering Inc., VentMeter Technologies Inc., RGL Reservoir Management Inc. Trican Well Service Ltd., and the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

  • Dan Steinke, Director and EVP New Ventures & Government Affairs

    Dan Steinke was appointed as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Corporation in March 2007. As of September 5, 2017, Mr. Steinke is the Executive Vice President of New Ventures and Government Affairs. In May 2015, Mr. Steinke was appointed to the Board.

    From April 2006 to March 2007, Mr. Steinke consulted to SCF Partners Inc. (later Enermax Services Inc.) working to consolidate numerous independent operators providing oilfield fluid sales and transportation services. Mr. Steinke held various roles at Canadian Crude Separators Inc. and CCS Income Trust from July 1995 to March 2006, including roles in sales, marketing and business development. Mr. Steinke has over 29 years of experience in the energy industry, having held the title of Superintendent for Koch Service Canada from 1993 to 1995 and prior thereto owned a crude oil transportation business.

  • Michele Harradence, Director

    Michele Harradence was appointed as a director of the Corporation on August 1, 2018.
    Ms. Harradence has been Senior Vice President, Gas Transmission and Midstream Operations of Enbridge Inc. since March 2017. Before being named to her current position, Ms. Harradence served as Vice President Operations & EHS at Spectra Energy Corp. from September 2014
    to March 2017. Prior to joining Spectra Energy Corp., Ms. Harradence worked in various roles
    of increasing responsibility with Shell Canada beginning in 1998, finishing her time there as General Manager at Shell’s Sarnia Manufacturing Centre, a 75,000 barrel per day oil refinery and petrochemical facility. Throughout her career, Ms. Harradence has held senior roles in engineering, project management, construction, manufacturing, transmission and midstream operations.

    Ms. Harradence holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick. Prior to her experience in the oil and gas industry, Ms. Harradence practiced law for five years with a full service national law firm in Canada.