Management Team

Brent Conway
President and Chief Executive Officer

Brent Conway joined Trinidad Drilling in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer, was promoted to President in 2012. In March of 2017, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

Brent began his business career in 1991 joining Deloitte and Touche, Chartered Accounts where he advanced through the audit group reaching the level of Senior Accountant. In 1994, Brent joined Bowridge Resource Group Inc. in the capacity of Corporate Controller. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1996 and was promoted again in 1999 to Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Brent left Bowridge in 2001 when the company was purchased and privatized.

Brent graduated from the Faculty of Management at the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting. He received his Certified General Accountant Designation in 1996.

Lesley Bolster
Chief Financial Officer

Lesley Bolster joined Trinidad Drilling in 2009 as Corporate Controller and in 2011 was promoted to Vice President, Finance & Treasurer. In 2012, she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Lesley received her Chartered Accountant designation in 1997 while working at Grant Thornton, Chartered Accountants. In 1998, she joined Ernst & Young, Calgary and advanced to Manager, Assurance & Advisory services in 1999.

In 2001, Lesley joined a TSX listed technology company, Wireless Matrix Corporation as Controller and was promoted to Interim Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Due to restructuring of the company’s head office to the United States, Lesley left Wireless Matrix and joined Gienow Windows and Doors Income Fund in 2004 to assist in establishing its public and trust structure. In 2007, Lesley assisted in the privatization of Gienow working with its new private equity ownership. During this time, she was promoted to Vice President, Finance.

Lesley graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Adrian Lachance
Chief Operating Officer

Adrian Lachance joined Trinidad Drilling in 2003 as Senior Vice President – Business Development. Adrian now holds the position of Chief Operating Officer. He is also responsible for recognizing and capturing opportunities for the growth and expansion of Trinidad Drilling’s operations. He was an integral part of Trinidad’s initial move, and subsequent expansion and success in the United States. His expansive knowledge base, contacts and experience in deep, technical drilling have been a key addition to Trinidad’s management team.

Prior to joining Trinidad Drilling, Adrian owned his own successful drilling business. He has extensive experience in the drilling industry, having worked in the sector for almost 30 years in the drilling, well servicing and oil sands areas.