Board of Directors

Eugene Davis

Chair

Eugene Davis joined our Board in August 2020 and serves as our Chair. Mr. Davis currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PIRINATE Consulting Group, LLC (“PIRINATE”), a privately held consulting firm specializing in turnaround management, merger and acquisition consulting, hostile and friendly takeovers, proxy contests and strategic planning advisory services for domestic and international public and private business entities. Since forming PIRINATE in 1997, Mr. Davis has advised, managed, sold, liquidated and served as a chief executive officer, chief restructuring officer, director, chairman or committee chairman of a number of businesses operating in diverse sectors.

Prior thereto, Mr. Davis held many senior executive roles and commenced his career as an attorney and international negotiator. During the past five years, Mr. Davis has been a director of numerous public or formerly public companies. In addition, Mr. Davis is and has been a director of several private companies in various industries.

Mr. Davis is well-qualified to serve as Chair of our Board because of his substantial knowledge about strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, finance, accounting, capital structure and board practices and his extensive experience serving as a director of public and private companies in various industries.

Tina Antony

Independent Director

Tina Antony brings over 25 years of experience specializing in M&A, corporate finance, risk oversight and governance. Since 2017, Ms. Antony has been the Vice President, General Counsel at the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund, an institutional investor with over $19 billion under management and is a director of several of its portfolio companies. Prior thereto, she was on the executive of several publicly traded entities and prior to that a Securities and M&A partner at one of Canada’s largest national law firms. Ms. Antony was recently honoured as a C-Suite Executive of the Year.

Ms. Antony holds an ICD.D from the Rotman School of Management, and Bachelors of Law and of Music from the University of Calgary. She is a member of Women in Capital Markets, Pension Investment Association of Canada, the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the Vice Chair of the board of Calgary Opera.

George S. Armoyan

Independent Director

George Armoyan is Executive Chairman of G2S2 Capital Inc., President of Armco Capital Inc., and Executive Chairman, President & CEO of Clarke Inc. Mr. Armoyan is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in real estate and various industries. Since 1982, Mr. Armoyan has successfully founded and grown numerous businesses, created shareholder value at several public companies through restructuring operations by applying a common-sense approach to business.

Mr. Armoyan also serves on the Board of Clarke Inc. and TerraVest Industries.

James L. Bowzer

Independent Director

Jim Bowzer has 35 years of experience in the upstream energy industry and we welcomed him to our Board in October 2020. Mr. Bowzer is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for RLG International which serves as product & service advisors from the upstream and downstream oil and gas, manufacturing, airline and aerospace industries.

Mr. Bowzer has also served as a Director & Chief Executive Officer of Baytex Energy Corp. and was a Vice President for Marathon Oil Corporation with responsibility for shale plays throughout N. America. He has extensive experience in unconventional shale plays in the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Woodford and Canadian heavy oil.

Mr. Bowzer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming and completed the Graduate Advanced Management Program from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Van Dafoe

Independent Director

Van Dafoe has over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and natural gas business. Most recently Mr. Dafoe held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at ARC Resources Ltd.  In that role he oversaw the finance, treasury, accounting, tax, risk management, capital markets, marketing, and information technology teams. He joined ARC in 1999. Previously, he held accounting, finance and management positions with various companies in Calgary. 

Mr. Dafoe received a Bachelor of Commerce - Honours from the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Alberta Chartered Professional Accountants. He is also a Director at Bethany Care Foundation.

Chandra A. Henry

Independent Director

Chandra Henry is Chief Financial Officer at Longbow Capital Inc., a private equity investment management company based in Calgary, Alberta that invests predominantly in the North American energy sector. Ms. Henry is also a Board of Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Headwater Energy Corporation and served as a Board of Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Pengrowth Energy Corporation resulting in the sale of the company at a value of $740 million. Prior to Longbow, she held various senior finance positions including Chief Financial Officer for FirstEnergy Capital Corp., an investment bank with operations in Canada, the United States, and England and was instrumental in the completion of the sale of FirstEnergy Capital Corp. and its affiliates to GMP Capital Inc. 

Ms. Henry has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and has earned the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designations. She has also served as a Director, Treasurer and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Alberta Ballet Company. 

Matthew Rees

Independent Director

 

Matt Rees is a Professional Engineer with extensive experience in Western Canadian and International onshore & offshore operations.  Mr. Rees has a broad range of experience including Reservoir and Production Engineering, Business Development, Commercial Transactions and Corporate Planning in Canada, Latin America and the United Kingdom. Most recently he held the positions of Director on the board of Pieridae Energy Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer for Orlen Upstream Canada. Prior to this he held leadership positions with Talisman Energy and Petro-Canada Oil & Gas.

Mr. Rees holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Victoria and a Masters in Business Administration, from University of Calgary.

Joseph W. Zalewski

Independent Director

 

Joe Zalewski joined our Board in August 2020 bringing over 23 years of experience in finance and investment. Mr. Zalewski is a Senior Vice President at Macquarie Investment Management in the fixed income group. Previously, he held the roles of analyst and portfolio manager at several investment management firms including Third Avenue Management, Credit Suisse, and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Zalewski graduated from Duke University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science. He has served on the boards of various companies as a director and an observer, including Liberty Tire Recycling and EasyLink Services.

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