APEGA has existed for more than 100 years, and for every year of its existence, there has been a president of Council to uphold the pillars that APEGA stands for: integrity, accountability, innovation, and service. Through the decades of change and growth, the men and women listed below led APEGA’s Council.

They have worked across the globe, from Mississippi to Venezuela, but all settled their talents here in Alberta. Each came from different walks of life, from serving in the Second World War, to teaching aeronautics, to instigating first-time overseas ventures. This incredible group of outstanding people made their mark on the world and helped make APEGA what it is today.

2013: Colin Yeo, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)


Colin was born and raised in Dundas, ON, and graduated from McMaster University with an Honours B.Sc. degree in Geology and Geography.

Recruited by Amoco Canada Petroleum Co. Ltd., Colin moved to Calgary, where he held progressively senior positions throughout his 25 years with the company. In 1980, he was transferred to Tulsa, OK, for advanced petrophysical training and, upon his return, held supervisory positions in exploitation and development, strategic planning, production business units and prospect generation teams. In 1999, he joined Petrorep Resources (A&D group) and in 2000 joined Encana Corporation, first as an A&D Evaluations Geologist within the Shallow Gas business unit and later as a Resource Development Manager and an Advisor in Corporate Business Development. Colin retired in 2014 and provides consulting services to the petroleum industry.

Colin and his wife, Maryann, live in Calgary. They have two children and two grandchildren.