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Board of Directors - Biography


Catherine J. Hughes, ICD.D

  • Member of the Audit Committee;
  • Member of the Safety, Workplace and Project Risk Committee

Ms. Hughes is a corporate director and brings more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She served as Executive Vice-President International at Nexen Inc. from January 2012 until her retirement in April 2013, where she oversaw all oil and gas activities, including exploration, production, development and project activities outside of Canada. Prior to that, she was Vice-President, Operational Services, Technology and Human Resources, from December 2009 to December 2011. Before joining Nexen Inc., she served as Vice-President, Oil Sands, at Husky Oil Operation Ltd. from 2007 to 2009. Ms. Hughes started her career with Schlumberger and held key positions in various countries, including Italy, Nigeria, UK, US, and France and was President of Schlumberger Canada Ltd. for five years in Calgary.

Ms. Hughes is a non-executive director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Precision Drilling Corp. She graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, in France. She is a Professional Engineer, as designated by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.