Board of Directors
- Mark R. Bly | Chair of the Board
MARK R. BLY
- Director since 2017
Mr. Bly is an independent businessman with over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily with BP, a global producer of oil and gas. Mr. Bly led several key E&P units for BP in Alaska, the North Sea and in North America. After that, he was part of the E&P Executive Group, overseeing an international portfolio. He led the internal investigation of the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010 and is the author of “Bly Report” that defined the understanding of the event by the industry and established the basis for the new organization. In his final role as Executive Vice President, Safety and Operations Risk, he led the transformational program to drive operational excellence and risk management across all of BP’s global activities. He currently serves as an independent director of Secure Energy Services. Mr. Bly holds a Master of Science degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis.
- Eric T. Greager | President and CEO
Eric T. Greager
- Director since 2022
Mr. Greager joined Baytex as President and CEO in November 2022. He is an accomplished energy executive with 30 years of operations and management experience. He is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NYSE-listed Civitas Resources, Inc. (formerly Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.), a position he held from 2018 to 2022. Prior to joining Bonanza Creek / Civitas, Mr. Greager was a Vice President and General Manager at Encana Oil & Gas where he was accountable for a multi-basin portfolio. He joined Encana in 2006 and served in various management and executive positions. Prior to Encana, Mr. Greager spent two years at Dominion Resources and over eleven years at Helmerich & Payne, Inc. Mr. Greager previously served as a board member at the Western Energy Alliance, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, Hunter Ridge Energy Services and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Mr. Greager holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, a B.S. in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and is a licensed professional engineer.
- Tiffany (TJ) Thom Cepak | Member, Audit Committee | Member, Reserves & Sustainability Committee
Tiffany (TJ) ThoM CEPAK
- Director since 2023
Ms. Tiffany Thom Cepak joined the Board in June 2023, concurrent with the closing of Baytex’s acquisition of Ranger Oil Corporation. She has served on Ranger’s Board since September 2019. Ms. Cepak has more than 25 years of operational and financial experience within the energy industry and was the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc., an oil and natural gas development and production company, from August 2017 until October 2018. She was also CFO of KLR Energy Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (and subsequent to its business combination, Rosehill Resources Inc.) from January 2015 to June 2017 and CFO of EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. for four years until it was sold in 2014. Ms. Cepak has been a director of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. since August 2014, and is currently the Chair of the Audit Committee. She was appointed a director of California Resources Corporation in October 2020, and currently serves as Chair of the Board since 2021. She has been a board member of Enlink Midstream since December 2021. Previously, Ms. Cepak served as a director of Yates Petroleum Corporation, a privately owned onshore exploration and production company, from October 2015 to October 2016. Ms. Cepak began her career as a Senior Reservoir Engineer with Exxon Production Company and Exxon Mobil Company with operational roles, including reservoir and subsurface completion engineering. Ms. Cepak holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration in Management with a concentration in Finance from Tulane University.
- Trudy M. Curran | Chair, Human Resources & Compensation Committee | Member, Nominating & Governance Committee
TRUDY M. CURRAN
- Director Since 2016
Ms. Curran is a retired businesswoman with extensive experience in executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, financing and governance. She served as an officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited from September 2002 to the time of its sale in February 2016. As Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Canadian Oil Sands Limited, she was responsible for legal, human resources and administration and a member of the executive team focused on strategy and risk management. From 2003 to 2016, she was a director of Syncrude Canada Ltd., where she served as chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and as a member of the Pension Committee. She served as the Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Calgary chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022, is a member of the Alberta Securities Commission and a director of Trican Well Services Ltd. Ms. Curran holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Bachelor of Laws degree (both with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
- Don G. Hrap | Chair, Reserves & Sustainability Committee | Member, Audit Committee
DON G. HRAP
- Director since 2020
Mr. Hrap has spent 35 years in the upstream oil and gas business, primarily holding executive positions in North America. From 2009-2018, he served as President, Lower 48 at ConocoPhillips with strong breadth and depth of experience across several U.S. oil resource plays. Prior to this at ConocoPhillips, Mr. Hrap was senior vice president of Western Canada Gas. He joined ConocoPhillips in 2006 through the merger with Burlington Resources, serving as senior vice president of operations for Burlington Canada. Earlier, he was vice president for the North American Division at Gulf Canada Resources, where he worked for 17 years. Mr. Hrap previously served as chairman of the API Upstream Committee, a Board member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and a member of the U.S. Oil & Gas Association. He is also a Director of Tall City III Exploration LLC and WildFire Energy I LLC, and also serves as an Industry Advisor to Warburg Pincus. Mr. Hrap graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1982. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Calgary with a Master in Business Administration.
- Angela S. Lekatsas | Member, Audit Committee | Member, Nominating & Governance Committee
angela s. lekatsas
- Director since 2023
Ms. Lekatsas is the former President and CEO of Cervus Equipment Corporation (2019 to 2021), a TSX listed company providing equipment solutions in agriculture, transportation and industrial sectors across Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to her appointment as CEO, Ms. Lekatsas served as an independent member of the Board of Directors of Cervus, including Chair of Audit Committee and member of Human Resources and Compensation Committee beginning in 2014. For the period 2003 to 2018, Ms. Lekatsas served as a senior executive with Nutrien (TSX and NYSE listed) and its predecessor company Agrium, where she held numerous executive roles as a Vice President, including M&A, Integration, Operations Leader, Treasurer, Controller and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to Nutrien, she spent 16 years as a Chartered Professional Accountant, specializing in financial institutions, large transaction and cross border listed companies. Ms. Lekatsas currently serves as non-executive Chair of HGS Bioscience, a private company that manufactures agricultural products. Ms. Lekatsas has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Lekatsas has been active professionally serving as an elected Board member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba, professional Conduct Committee, Financial Institutions Committee, and guest lecturer.
- Jennifer A. Maki | Chair, Audit Committee | Member, Human Resources & Compensation Committee
JENNIFER A. MAKI
- Director since 2019
Ms. Maki joined the Board on September 9, 2019. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a postgraduate diploma from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, both in Ontario, Canada. Ms. Maki served as Chief Executive Officer of Vale Canada and Executive Director of Vale – SA – Base Metals (2014 to 2017) and previously held several other positions with Vale Base Metals, including Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice-President (2007-2014) and Vice-President & Treasurer, and with Inco Limited as Assistant Controller. Ms. Maki participated actively in managing Vale’s Base Metals businesses outside Canada as a member of the Board of Commissioners (2007 to 2017) of PT Vale Indonesia Tbk, serving as its President Commissioner (2014 to 2017), and as a director of Vale Nouvelle-Caledonie SAS. She was also Chair of Vale Canada’s Pension Committee (2007-2017). Before joining Vale/Inco, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility. She has also been a director of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (a not-for-profit organization) since September 2018 and is currently a director at Franco-Nevada Corporation and Pan American Silver Corp. She also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
- David L. Pearce | Member, Human Resources and Compensation Committee | Member, Reserves & Sustainability Committee
DAVID L. PEARCE
- Director since 2018
Mr. Pearce has been working with the Private Equity Energy firm Azimuth Capital Management since July 2014 as Deputy Managing Partner. He was an Operating Partner with the Azimuth predecessor KERN Partners from November 2008 to July 2014. Mr. Pearce was a director of Raging River Exploration Inc. from March 2012 to August 2018. He was with Northrock Resources Ltd. From June 1999 to January 2008 where he held several senior officer positions and most recently was the President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior thereto Mr. Pearce worked in various Management roles at Fletcher Challenge Canada, Amoco Canada and Dome Petroleum. Mr. Pearce has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Honors) from the University of Manitoba.
- Steve D.L. Reynish | Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee | Member, Reserves & Sustainability Committee
STEVE D.L. REYNISH
- Director since 2020
Mr. Reynish is an experienced executive with extensive experience in oil and gas, mining and clean energy. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enlighten Innovations, a private Calgary based clean energy technology organization which he joined in 2020. Prior to Enlighten Mr. Reynish served as an Executive Vice President at Suncor Energy Inc. for eight years in a variety of capacities where he was accountable for the company’s strategy, ESG and corporate development initiatives, new technology development, joint venture and commercial portfolios – all instrumental in positioning Suncor as a top-tier Western Canadian based integrated energy company. Mr. Reynish also served as President of Marathon Oil Canada, which he joined through the acquisition of Western Oil Sands where he was Executive Vice President, Operations. Prior to his entry into Canada, he held senior positions within the Anglo American Group, including Vice President of Mining of Anglo Base Metals in Johannesburg and Chief Executive Officer of Bindura Nickel in Zimbabwe. Mr. Reynish holds a Masters degree in Mining Engineering and an MBA, both earned in the UK. He has completed Post Graduate studies at IMD and the Wharton School. He is a member of the board of Energy Safety Canada, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and National Association of Corporate Directors (NCAD), and a former Member of the Board of Governors of the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, the Canadian Associated of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Canada Institute.
- Jeffrey E. Wojahn | Member, Human Resources & Compensation Committee | Member, Nominating & Governance Committee
Jeffrey E. Wojhan
- Director since 2023
Mr. Jeffrey E. Wojahn joined the Board in June 2023, concurrent with the closing of Baytex’s acquisition of Ranger Oil Corporation. He has served on Ranger’s Board since September 2019. Mr. Wojahn served as Executive Vice President of EnCana Corporation from 2003 to 2013 and President of Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Wojahn held executive, senior management, and operational positions in Canada and the United States and has extensive experience in unconventional resource play development. He served as Advisory Board member for Morgan Stanley Energy Partners from October 2014 until 2017. In 2017, Mr. Wojahn co-founded and served as the Executive Chairman of MiddleFork Energy Partners, a privately held exploration and production company. Subsequently, MiddleFork Energy merged with Koda Resources and currently Mr. Wojahn serves as a director of the company. Mr. Wojahn also served as a director of Bonanza Creek and currently serves as Director of Civitas Resources. In 1985, Mr. Wojahn graduated from the University of Calgary with a bachelor of science in geophysics. In addition, Mr. Wojahn has completed numerous executive management and business programs.