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 of Directors.
Mr. Cobbe is the Chairman of Trican Well Service Ltd. (an oilfield services company) and has been with Trican since its initial public offering in 1996. He has been in the well services business since 1974 and has overseen operations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Mr. Cobbe graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1970 with a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir). He is also a past director of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (the national association of Canadian oilfield service, supply and manufacturing companies). Mr. Cobbe currently serves as a director of Trican Well Service Ltd. (an oilfield services company), Pason Systems Inc. (a vertically integrated specialist providing data solutions to the oil and natural gas drilling industry) and Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (an exploration and production company).