Martin R. Ferron is presently the Chair of the Board, was, until December 31, 2021, the Executive Chair of the Board and was, until December 31, 2020, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He originally joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board on June 7, 2012. Previously, Mr. Ferron was Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helix Energy Solutions Inc., a NYSE-listed international energy services company. Prior to joining Helix, Mr. Ferron worked in successively more senior management positions with oil services and construction companies including McDermott Marine Construction, Oceaneering International and Comex Group.
Joseph C. Lambert became Chief Executive Officer of the Company on January 1, 2021. He had previously been appointed President on October 31, 2017, while also retaining his role as Chief Operating Officer which he had held since June 1, 2013. Mr. Lambert originally joined us as General Manager of Mining in April 2008 after an extensive career in the mining industry. Mr. Lambert was promoted to Vice President, Oil Sands Operations in September of 2010 and accepted the position of Vice President, Operations Support in January 2012.
Bryan D. Pinney was appointed as the Company’s lead independent director on October 31, 2017. He is the principal of Bryan D. Pinney Professional Corporation, which provides financial advisory and consulting services. Mr. Pinney was a partner with Deloitte between 2002 and 2015, serving as Calgary Managing Partner from 2002 through 2007, as National Managing Partner of Audit & Assurance from 2007 to 2011, and as Vice Chair until June 2015. Mr. Pinney was a past member of Deloitte’s board of directors and chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Thomas P. Stan was the President and CEO of Corval Energy Ltd., a Calgary, Alberta based oil company, until September of 2019. Previously, Mr. Stan has held positions as Managing Director of Investment Banking at Desjardins Capital Markets and Blackmont Capital Markets, President and CEO of Phoenix Energy Ltd. and Sound Energy Trust, and Chairman and CEO of Total Energy Services Ltd. Mr. Stan began his career at Suncor and spent 16 years at Hess Corporation as Vice President Corporate Planning. After Petro Canada acquired Hess Canada he became Vice President of Corporate Development of Petro Canada.
John J. Pollesel is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Boreal Agrominerals Inc., a private company that explores for, tests, develops and produces organic approved agromineral fertilizers and soil amendment products. Until November of 2017, Mr. Pollesel was Senior Vice President, Mining for Finning (Canada). Prior to Finning, he held the positions of CEO for the Morris Group of Companies, Chief Operating Officer for Vale’s North Atlantic Operations and Chief Financial Officer for Compania Minera Antamina in Peru, one of the largest copper/zinc mining and milling operations in the world.
Maryse C. Saint-Laurent is a corporate director and currently serves on the board of directors of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., the Alberta Securities Commission and most recently Pretivm Resources Inc. Ms. Saint-Laurent is an accomplished executive with over 25 years experience as a business oriented corporate, transactional and securities lawyer in the energy, power, and mining sectors. Ms. Saint-Laurent also possesses several years experience in human resources, labour relations, compensation, and benefits as well as pension management.
Kristina E. Williams is the President and CEO of Alberta Enterprise Corporation, which oversees a fund consisting of twenty-four venture capital investments with an underlying portfolio of over 200 technology companies. She also serves as the Swedish Honorary Consul for Northern Alberta, is a member of the Board of Governors for Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and she is a board member of Alcanna Inc. Previously, she held the position as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Natraceutical Canada Inc.