Board of Directors

Mark R. Bly | Chair of the Board


  • 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 on November 4, 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.

Trudy M. Curran | Chair, Human Resources & Compensation Committee | Member, Nominating & Governance Committee


  • 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


  • 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.

Jennifer A. Maki | Chair, Audit Committee | Member, Human Resources & Compensation Committee


  • 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.

Gregory K. Melchin | Member, Audit Committee | Member, Nominating & Governance Committee


  • Director since 2008

Mr. Melchin is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of ENMAX Corporation, a municipally-owned utility and a Director of Total Energy Services Inc. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from March 1997 to March 2008. Among his various assignments with the Government of Alberta, he was Minister of Energy, Minister of Seniors and Community Supports and Minister of Revenue. Prior to being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, he served in various management positions for 20 years in the Calgary business community. Mr. Melchin holds a Bachelor of Science degree (major in accounting), a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

David L. Pearce | Member, Human Resources and Compensation Committee | Member, Reserves & Sustainability Committee


  • 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


  • 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.