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Keith A. MacPhail

Keith A. MacPhail

Mr. MacPhail is a director and Chairman of Bonavista Energy Corporation (“Bonavista”), a publicly traded oil and gas company; a director and Chairman of NuVista Energy Ltd., a publicly traded oil and gas company; and serves on the board of directors of a private company. Mr. MacPhail served as Executive Chairman of Bonavista from 2012 to 2018; as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2012; and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2008. Prior to joining Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. in 1997, Mr. MacPhail held progressively more responsible positions with Canadian Natural Resources Limited, with his final position being Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he held the position of Production Manager with Poco Petroleums Ltd.

Mr. MacPhail holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Mr. MacPhail has been a member of the Cenovus Board since April 2018 and was appointed Board Chair in April 2020.

Committee memberships*

  • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee*
  • Audit Committee*
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee*
  • Safety, Environment, Responsibility and Reserves Committee*

* As Board Chair, Mr. MacPhail is an ex officio non-voting member of each the Nominating and Corporate Governance, the Audit, the Human Resources and Compensation and the Safety, Environment, Responsibility and Reserves Committees, by standing invitation, and may vote when necessary to achieve quorum.