• Rene Amirault, Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

    Rene Amirault was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Secure in March 2007 and was elected a director and appointed as Chairman of the Board on June 1, 2007. From January 2006 to March 2007 he was an independent businessman. Mr. Amirault held various roles at Canadian Crude Separators Inc. and CCS Income Trust from August 1994 to January 2006, including Vice President roles in Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Development. Mr. Amirault held various positions with Imperial Oil Ltd. from 1981 to 1994. Mr. Amirault received a Certified General Accountant designation in June 1985. Mr. Amirault presently serves as a director of Crescent Point Energy Corp. which is listed on the TSX and NYSE.


  • Murray Cobbe, Lead Director

    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. Mr. Cobbe is the Chairman of Trican Well Service Ltd. ("Trican") (an oilfield services company) and has been with Trican since its initial public offering in December 1996. Mr. Cobbe has been in the well services business since 1974 and has overseen operations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. Mr. Cobbe graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1970 with a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir). In addition, Mr. Cobbe is a past director of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (the national association of Canadian oilfield service, supply and manufacturing companies). In addition to Trican, Mr. Cobbe currently serves as a director of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (an exploration and production company).

  • David Johnson, Director

    David D. Johnson was elected as a director of the Corporation on June 1, 2007. Mr. Johnson currently serves as Chairman of TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (an exploration and production company), and a director of Cardinal Energy Ltd. (an exploration and production company). Mr. Johnson was previously Chairman of Progress Energy Resources Corp. from February 2011 until the company's sale in December 2012. Prior to this, he was Executive Chairman from January 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Johnson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pro-Ex Energy Ltd. from July 2004 to January 2009. From November 2001 to July 2004, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Energy Ltd. From July 1994 to April 2001, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Encal Energy Ltd. Mr. Johnson has over 40 years of diverse experience in the oil and natural gas industry, including a background in production, reservoir evaluation and operations. He has a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, is a member of the Association of Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta and has served twice as a Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

  • Michael Callihoo, Corporate Secretary

    Michael Callihoo was appointed as Corporate Secretary of SECURE Energy Services Inc. on July 29, 2019.  Mr. Callihoo has been Vice President, Legal - Midstream at SECURE since July 2018.  Prior to joining SECURE, Mr. Callihoo worked in various legal roles at Plains Midstream Canada ULC beginning in 2010, finishing his time there as Associate General Counsel.  Preceding his time at Plains, beginning in 1999 Mr. Callihoo was a lawyer at Bennett Jones LLP within the Energy and Corporate Departments, becoming a Partner in 2008.  Throughout his career, Michael has gained extensive experience within the upstream and midstream petroleum industries in Canada, including in the areas of acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, major pipeline and facility construction projects and commercial contracting and negotiating.  Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta.

  • Brad Munro, Director

    Brad Munro was elected as a director of the Corporation on April 23, 2009. Mr. Munro is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bittercreek Capital Corporation, a private investment and advisory firm. Through Bittercreek Capital Corporation, Mr. Munro was a contractor to GrowthWorks Capital WV Ltd. and its affiliates in the role of Vice President, Investments from May 2006 to August 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Munro was an employee of Working Ventures Investment Services Inc. and its affiliates since September 1991. Mr. Munro holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has extensive experience in corporate finance and investment in the oil and natural gas and other industries. Mr. Munro was a director of Tervita (or its predecessors) for eight years and was the lead director of the independent committee on the privatization of Tervita.

  • Shaun Paterson, Director

    Shaun Paterson was elected as a director of the Corporation on May 9, 2013. Mr. Paterson is the former Vice President, Marketing of Baytex Energy Corp. and served in this capacity from 2006 to 2011 before retiring. Prior to this Mr. Paterson was Vice President, Domestic Crude Oil Marketing at EnCana Corporation from November 2002 to November 2006. Mr. Paterson was a director of Prism Sulphur Corporation from January 2008 until October 2011 and served as a director of Profero Energy Inc. from March 2008 to September 2011. Mr. Paterson holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Alberta.

  • Kevin Nugent, Director

    Kevin Nugent was elected as a director of the Corporation on September 25, 2007. Mr. Nugent is an independent businessman and corporate director. Between September 2013 and June 2014, Mr. Nugent was Executive Chairman of Hifi Engineering Inc., a private company involved with next-generation fiber optic acoustic monitoring systems. Mr. Nugent currently serves as a director of Hifi Engineering Inc., VentMeter Technologies Inc., RGL Reservoir Management Inc., Trican Well Service Ltd., Nauticol Energy Limited, the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Banff Sport Medicine Foundation.

  • Dan Steinke, Director

    Dan Steinke was appointed to the Board in May 2015. From 2007 to 2018, Mr. Steinke held a variety of senior VP and executive level positions with the Corporation, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing (2007 – 2010), Vice President of Business Development (2010 – 2012), Executive Vice President, Operations, PRD (2012 – 2017), Executive Vice President, Corporate Development (2017). Since September 2017, Mr. Steinke has been the Executive Vice President of New Ventures and Government Affairs leading up to his retirement at the end of 2018. Mr. Steinke has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. Previous to his employment at Secure, from April 2006 to March 2007 he consulted at SCF Partners Inc. (later Enermax Services Inc.) working to consolidate numerous independent operators providing oilfield fluid sales and transportation services. Mr. Steinke held various positions at Canadian Crude Separators Inc. and CCS Income Trust from July 1995 to March 2006, including roles in sales, marketing and business development. From 1993 to 1995, he held the title of Superintendent for Koch Service Canada and prior thereto owned a crude oil transportation business.

  • Michele Harradence, Director

    Michele Harradence was appointed as a director of the Corporation on August 1, 2018. Ms. Harradence has been Senior Vice President, Gas Transmission and Midstream Operations of Enbridge Inc. since March 2017. Before being named to her current position, Ms. Harradence served as Vice President Operations & EHS at Spectra Energy Corp. from September 2014 to March 2017. Prior to joining Spectra Energy Corp., Ms. Harradence worked in various roles of increasing responsibility with Shell Canada beginning in 1998, finishing her time there as General Manager at Shell's Sarnia Manufacturing Centre, a 75,000 barrel per day oil refinery and petrochemical facility. Throughout her career, Ms. Harradence has held senior roles in engineering, project management, construction, manufacturing, transmission and midstream operations. Ms. Harradence holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick. Prior to her experience in the oil and gas industry, Ms. Harradence practiced law for five years with a full-service national law firm in Canada.

  • Richard Wise, Director

    Richard (Rick) Wise was appointed to the Corporation’s Board of Directors on February 26, 2019. From June 2009 to December 2018, Rick held various senior executive level positions with Gibson Energy Inc. (“Gibson”), a Canadian-based oil infrastructure company focused on the storage, optimization, processing and gathering of crude oil and refined products. Mr. Wise’s positions included Chief Operating Officer from January 2013 to November 2017 and Chief Commercial Officer (interim) from December 2017 to June 2018. In these roles, Mr. Wise provided leadership to all of Gibson’s Canadian operations which include: Terminals & Pipelines, Canwest Propane, Moose Jaw Refinery, Environmental Services and Truck Transportation, Producer Services, Wholesale Liquids, Crude Oil Trading and Business Development. Most recently, Mr. Wise was the strategic advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. From 2003 to 2009, Mr Wise held the position of Vice President, Engineering, Regulatory & Midstream Development with CCS Corporation. In total, Rick possesses over 34 years of diversified upstream & midstream experience in leadership, technical and commercial roles. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Chemical & Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary and has completed the Queens Executive Program and the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program. Mr. Wise currently serves as a Director and member of the Governance Committee & Nomination Committee for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary. 

  • Deanna Zumwalt, Director

    Deanna Zumwalt was elected to the Corporation’s Board of Directors on April 30, 2019. Since 2015, Ms. Zumwalt has been the Chief Financial Officer of Coril Holdings Ltd., a privately-owned company based in Calgary which holds subsidiaries operating in a diverse group of industries. In her role, Ms. Zumwalt is responsible for managing the company’s portfolio of investments, strategic planning, financial reporting, treasury and corporate finance, tax planning, risk management, IT and innovation, internal audit and accounting. Prior to this, Ms. Zumwalt held a variety of senior financial and energy marketing roles of increasing responsibility spanning over a decade at Nexen Energy ULC, ultimately serving as Vice President, Energy Marketing. In this role, Ms. Zumwalt led a commercial team responsible for marketing over a million barrels of oil equivalent per day, including both proprietary and third-party crude oil, natural gas, liquid natural gas and electrical power. Ms. Zumwalt’s proficiency with multiple marketing strategies, including management of barrels through storage, firm pipeline capacity, rail capacity and open access pipelines, will help guide the continued growth and development of the Corporation's midstream business. Ms. Zumwalt is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and holds an Institute of Corporate Directors, Director designation.