Board of Directors

John A. Brussa

Chairman
Partner, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

Mr. Brussa is the Vice-Chairman and a partner in the Calgary-based energy law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP since 1987, specializing in the area of taxation.  He has been the Chairman of Crew since it was founded in 2003.  Mr. Brussa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics and a Bachelor of Laws degree.  He serves on the board of directors for a number of energy and energy related trusts and companies.  Mr. Brussa is a past governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

  • Reserves Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Corporate Governance Committee

Jeffery E. Errico

Lead Independent Director
Chairman of Insignia Energy Ltd.

Currently, Mr. Errico is the Chairman of Insignia Energy Ltd., and has sat on the Board of Crew Energy Inc. since 2008. Mr. Errico is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. During his career, he served as the senior operations executive for several small oil and gas E&P companies, including Erskine Resources Ltd. and Deminex Canada Ltd.  Most recently Mr. Errico was President & CEO of Petrofund Energy Trust where he led its growth from 450 to over 42,000 boe/d of production.

  • Audit Committee
  • Reserves Committee
  • Compensation Committee

Dennis L. Nerland

Director
Partner, Shea Nerland Calnan

Mr. Nerland is a lawyer practicing primarily in the area of tax and estate planning.  He has been a member of Crew's Board of Directors since it was founded in 2003. Mr. Nerland has been a partner of Shea Nerland Calnan since 1990 and was a partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP prior thereto.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Calgary, a Master of Arts in Economics from Carleton University, Ontario and an LLB from the University of Calgary.  Mr. Nerland is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Calgary Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.  Mr. Nerland is currently a trustee of a number of private investment trusts and a director of each of Crew Energy Inc.  (TSX), Critical Control Solutions Corp. (TSX Venture), Poseidon Capital Corp. (TSX Venture) and Broadcast Capital Corp.  (TSX Venture) and Baden Technologies Inc. (TSX Venture).

  • Audit Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Corporate Governance Committee

Dale O. Shwed

President
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Shwed is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crew since September 2003, and also serves on the Board.  Mr. Shwed holds a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Geology.  In 1993, Mr. Shwed founded Baytex Energy Ltd. and was the President and Chief Executive Officer until August 2003 when Baytex reorganized into a Trust and spun out Crew Energy Ltd.  Mr. Shwed is also on the Board of Directors for Baytex Energy Corp. and TORC Oil, and started his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980.

David G. Smith

Director
David G. Smith | Director | Crew Energy
President and Chief Operating Officer, Keyera Corp.

David G. Smith is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Keyera Corp.  He has held senior management roles with Keyera and its predecessors since the company's inception in 1998.   Mr. Smith has been a Director of Crew Energy Inc. since 2009.  Mr. Smith has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry in Canada. He began his career with Imperial Oil Limited in 1982 and joined Gulf Canada Resources Limited in 1991.  He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

  • Audit Committee
  • Reserves Committee
  • Corporate Governance Committee

Please note, Crew does not have an Executive Committee of its board of directors.