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Suncor Energy Inc (SU.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Wilson

68 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Little

57 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Alister Cowan

2020 Chief Financial Officer

Paul Gardner

2019 Chief People Officer

Michael MacSween

2017 Executive Vice President - Upstream

Stephen Reynish

2017 Executive Vice President - Strategy & Operations Services

Kristopher Smith

2015 Executive Vice President - Downstream

Arlene Strom

2019 Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Company Secretary

Martha Findlay

2020 Chief Sustainability Officer

Bruno Francoeur

Chief Transformation Officer

Patricia Bedient

66 2016 Independent Director

Mel Benson

71 2000 Independent Director

John Gass

68 2014 Independent Director

Dennis Houston

68 2018 Independent Director

Brian MacDonald

54 2018 Independent Director

Maureen McCaw

65 2004 Independent Director

Lorraine Mitchelmore

57 2019 Independent Director

Eira Thomas

51 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Wilson

Mr. Michael M. Wilson is the Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company, Michael Wilson is former president and chief executive officer of Agrium Inc., a retail supplier of agricultural products and services and a wholesale producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients, a position he held from 2003 until his retirement in 2013. Prior thereto, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mr. Wilson has significant experience in the petrochemical Canada industry, serving as president of Methanex Corporation, and holding various positions with increasing responsibility in North America and Asia with Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Wilson has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo and currently serves on the boards of Air Canada and Celestica Inc.

Mark Little

Mr. Mark S. Little serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mark Little is president and chief executive officer of Suncor. He previously served as the company’s president and chief operating officer before being appointed to his current position in May 2019. His past roles include serving as president of Suncor’s upstream organization with responsibility for all of Suncor’s operated and non-operated oil sands, in situ, conventional exploration and production assets worldwide, as well as executive vice president, Oil Sands and senior vice president International and Offshore. Mr. Little was also senior vice president, Integration, following Suncor’s merger with Petro-Canada and senior vice president, Strategic Growth and Energy Trading. In these roles, Mr. Little’s accountabilities have spanned from operations in the Wood Buffalo region to operations in offshore East Coast Canada, the North Sea, and international onshore operations in Latin America, North Africa and the Near East, where he oversaw significant improvements in efficiency and performance, as well as portfolio growth. Before joining Suncor, Mr. Little led the development of oil sands projects for a major international energy company. His past experience also includes leadership roles in oil sands production and refining operations, strategic planning, environment, health and safety, and energy trading. Mr. Little has been active in industry and the community, serving as chair of the board of directors of Syncrude Canada and as a member of Energy Safety Canada until 2018. Mr. Little holds degrees in both computer science from the University of Calgary and applied petroleum engineering technology from SAIT, and is a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.

Alister Cowan

Mr. Alister Cowan serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is responsible for directing Suncor’s financial operations, including controllers, investor relations, treasury, tax, internal audit and enterprise risk management. His efforts are focused on the integrity and reporting of all financial, management and risk information, ensuring that Suncor has the financial strength necessary to execute the company’s strategic plans as well as engaging with shareholders and the broader investment community.

Paul Gardner

Mr. Paul Gardner serves as Chief People Officer of the Company. He oversees the strategic development and implementation of integrated talent management strategies, executive and employee total rewards, change management, organizational development, leadership development, labour relations and human resources operations services. In this role his focus is on ensuring that the proper programs and strategies are in place to support Suncor’s base business, long-term growth plans and company-wide initiatives. Paul began his career at Suncor in 2007 and has 20 years of human resources experience. During his time with the company he has held a number of different roles in the human resources function and most recently served as vice-president, Corporate Human Resources Programs. Paul has recently become a member of the Suncor Energy Foundation board of directors. He has earned a master’s degree in industrial relations from Queen’s University and holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration.

Michael MacSween

Mr. Michael R. MacSween is an Executive Vice President - Upstream of the Company. In this role, he leads all of Suncor’s operated and non-operated oil sands, in situ, and exploration and production assets. Mr. MacSween most recently served as Executive Vice President, Major Projects where he was accountable for the safe and cost-effective engineering, procurement and construction activities for Suncor’s growth projects in the upstream, downstream and renewable energy portfolios. Mr. MacSween serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Welding Bureau, Syncrude and United Way of Calgary and area.

Stephen Reynish

Mr. Stephen (Steve) D.L. Reynish is an Executive Vice President, Strategy & Operations Services of the Company. In this role, he leads commercial and business development, which includes the creation and execution of long-range business plans, acquisitions and divestment initiatives, as well as the oversight of other large-scale commercial activities. He continues to guide Suncor’s portfolio optimization and represent Suncor’s interests in its joint venture oil sands projects. He also is responsible for Suncor’s operations services, which include Environment, Health and Safety; Enterprise and Digital Technology; Enterprise Technical; Projects; and Supply Chain and Field Logistics. Mr. Reynish previously served as Suncor’s Executive Vice-President, Strategy & Corporate Development. Mr. Reynish serves on the board of Energy Safety Canada.

Kristopher Smith

Mr. Kristopher P. Smith serves as Executive Vice President - Downstream of the Company. Mr. Smith was appointed Suncor’s Executive Vice President, Downstream in October 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the operation of Suncor’s refining network in North America, including the distribution and marketing of refined products under the Petro-Canada brand, as well as Suncor’s renewable energy business. He is also accountable for the establishment and achievement of all Downstream business objectives of Suncor. Mr. Smith previously served as Senior Vice President of Supply, Trading and Corporate Development. He is a board member (and past chair) of the Canadian Fuels Association and board member of Actua, a leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics education outreach organization.

Arlene Strom

Martha Findlay

Bruno Francoeur

Patricia Bedient

Ms. Patricia M. Bedient is an Independent Director of the Company. Patricia Bedient retired as executive vice president of Weyerhaeuser Company (Weyerhaeuser), one of the world’s largest integrated forest products companies, effective July 1, 2016. From 2007 until February 2016, she also served as chief financial officer. Prior to this, she held a variety of leadership roles in finance and strategic planning at Weyerhaeuser after joining the company in 2003. Before joining Weyerhaeuser, she spent 27 years with Arthur Andersen LLP and ultimately served as the managing partner for its Seattle office and partner in charge of the firm’s forest products practice. Ms. Bedient serves on the board of directors of Alaska Air Group, Inc. and Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. and also serves on the Overlake Hospital Medical Center board of trustees, the Oregon State University board of trustees, and the University of Washington Foster School of Business advisory board. She achieved national recognition in 2012 when The Wall Street Journal named her one of the Top 25 CFOs in the United States. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Washington Society of CPAs. Ms. Bedient received her bachelor’s degree in business administration, with concentrations in finance and accounting, from Oregon State University in 1975.

Mel Benson

Mr. Mel E. Benson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mel Benson is president of Mel E. Benson Management Services Inc., an international consulting firm working in various countries with a focus on First Nations and corporate negotiations and is currently a director at Tectonic Metals Inc., a mineral exploration company. Mr. Benson retired from Exxon International and Imperial Oil Canada in 2000 after a long career as an operations manager and senior member of project management. While based in Houston, Texas, Mr. Benson worked on international projects based in Africa and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Benson is a member of Beaver Lake Cree Nation, located in northeast Alberta. In 2015, Mr. Benson was inducted into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame and received the lifetime achievement award, and he has previously received the Indspire Award for Business

John Gass

Mr. John D. Gass is an Independent Director of the Company. John Gass is former vice president, Chevron Corporation, a major integrated oil and gas company, and former president, Chevron Gas and Midstream, positions he held from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. He has extensive international experience, having served in a diverse series of operational positions in the oil and gas industry with increasing responsibility throughout his career. Mr. Gass serves as a director of Southwestern Energy Company. He is also a member of the advisory board for the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Mr. Gass graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He also holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. A resident of Florida, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Dennis Houston

Mr. Dennis Michael Houston is an Independent Director of the Company. Dennis Houston served as executive vice president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company, chairman and president of ExxonMobil Sales & Supply LLC and chairman of Standard Tankers Bahamas Limited until his retirement in 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Houston held a variety of leadership and engineering roles in the midstream and downstream businesses in the ExxonMobil organization. Mr. Houston has approximately 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including over 35 years with ExxonMobil and its related companies. Mr. Houston serves on the board of directors of Argus Media Limited and GasLog Ltd. Mr. Houston holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois and an honorary doctorate of public administration degree from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Mr. Houston has served on a variety of advisory councils, including an appointment by President George H.W. Bush to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, the Chemical Sciences Leadership Council at the University of Illinois and the Advisory Council – Center for Energy, Marine Transportation & Public Policy at Columbia University. Mr. Houston also serves on the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation board, is honorary consul to the Texas Region for the Principality of Liechtenstein and a board member for the American Bureau of Shipping Group of Companies.

Brian MacDonald

Mr. Brian Patrick MacDonald is Independent Director of the Company. Brian MacDonald was the president and chief executive officer of CDK Global, Inc., a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries from 2016 to November 2018. Prior to joining CDK Global, Inc., Mr. MacDonald served as chief executive officer and president of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, and served as interim chief executive officer of Hertz Corporation. Mr. MacDonald previously served as president and chief executive officer of ETP Holdco Corporation, an entity formed following Energy Transfer Partners’ $5.3 billion acquisition of Sunoco Inc., where Mr. MacDonald had served as chairman, president and chief executive officer. He was the chief financial officer at Sunoco Inc. and held senior financial roles at Dell Inc. Prior to Dell Inc., Mr. MacDonald spent more than 13 years in several financial management roles at General Motors Corporation in North America, Asia and Europe. He previously served on the board of directors for ComputerSciences Corporation (now DXC Technology Company), Ally Financial Inc., Sunoco Inc., Sunoco Logistics L.P. and CDK LGlobal, Inc. Mr. MacDonald earned a MBA from McGill University and a bachelor’s of science, with a concentration in chemistry, from Mount Allison University.

Maureen McCaw

Ms. Maureen McCaw serves as Independent Director of the Company. Maureen McCaw was most recently executive vice-president of Leger Marketing, Canada’s largest privately held market research firm and formerly president of Criterion Research, a company she founded. Ms. McCaw currently serves as a director of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Ms. McCaw has previously served on a number of boards of directors including as chair of the CBC Pension Plan board of trustees, the Edmonton International Airport and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Caw has also served on the board of directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Ms. Caw holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Alberta, completed Columbia Business School’s executive program in financial accounting and earned an ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Lorraine Mitchelmore

Ms. Lorraine Mitchelmore serves as Independent Director of the Company. Lorraine Mitchelmore has over 30 years’ international oil and gas industry experience. She most recently served as President and CEO for Field Upgrading, a private equity backed fuel upgrading technology company. Prior to Field Upgrading, she held progressively senior roles at Royal Dutch Shell. Ms. Mitchelmore joined Shell in 2002, becoming President and Country Chair of Shell Canada Limited in 2009. Prior to joining Shell, she worked with Petro-Canada, Chevron and BHP Petroleum in the upstream business units in a combination of technical, exploration & development, and commercial roles. Ms. Mitchelmore has been a director of the Bank of Montreal since 2015 and has served on the Boards of Shell Canada Limited, the Canada Advisory Board at Catalyst, Inc. and Trans Mountain Corporation. Ms. Mitchelmore holds a bachelor’s of science in geophysics from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a master’s of science in geophysics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a MBA from Kingston Business School in London, England.

Eira Thomas

Ms. Eira M. Thomas is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc. Eira Thomas is a Canadian geologist with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian diamond business. She is currently the chief executive officer and a director of Lucara Diamond Corp., a publicly traded diamond producing company. Previous roles include serving as chief executive officer and a director of Kaminak Gold Corporation, vice president of Aber Resources, now Dominion Diamond Corp., and as founder and CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corp. Ms. Thomas graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor of science degree. Her awards and recognition include: ‘‘Canada’s Top 40 under 40’’ by the Caldwell Partners and Report on Business magazine; selected as one of ‘‘Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women’’; and one of only four Canadians in 2008 to be named to the ‘‘Young Global Leaders’’ by the World Economic Forum.

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