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Suncor Energy Inc (SU.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Wilson

67 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Little

56 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer

Alister Cowan

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Eric Axford

2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer

Michael MacSween

2017 Executive Vice President - Upstream

Stephen Reynish

2017 Executive Vice President - Strategy & Operations Services

Kris Smith

2015 Executive Vice President - Downstream

Arlene Strom

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Paul Gardner

2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Patricia Bedient

65 2016 Independent Director

Mel Benson

70 2000 Independent Director

John Gass

66 2014 Independent Director

Dennis Houston

67 2018 Independent Director

Brian MacDonald

53 2018 Independent Director

Maureen McCaw

64 2004 Independent Director

Eira Thomas

50 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 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 is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mark Little is president and chief operating officer of Suncor with accountabilities for all of the company’s operations and many of its corporate services. His immediate past role was 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. Mr. Little has previously served as executive vice president, Upstream; executive vice president, Oil Sands; senior vice president, International and Offshore; 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 also served as chair of the Oil Sands Safety Association prior to its merger into Energy Safety Canada. Having played an integral role in the signing of agreements with the Fort McKay and Mikisew Cree First Nations relating to Suncor’s East Tank Farm, he has actively promoted the partnership as a model for future energy development with Indigenous communities.

Alister Cowan

Mr. Alister Cowan is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Suncor Energy Inc. Mr. Cowan was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in July 2014. 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 and engaging with shareholders and the broader investment community.

Eric Axford

Mr. Eric Axford is an Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer of the Company. Mr. Axford is Executive Vice President - Business Services of Suncor Energy Inc., since joining Suncor in 1996 Eric has held a number of senior leadership roles in the company's upstream and downstream operations, most recently senior vice-president of Operations Support at Suncor’s corporate head office in Calgary. Before joining Suncor Eric held senior policy positions with the Alberta government. Eric is an active supporter of the United Way, and is on the board of directors of the Woods Homes Society and Calgary Economic Development. He has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Calgary and a master of business administration from the University of Alberta, and remains strongly connected in a variety of ways with both institutions.

Michael MacSween

Mr. Michael R. MacSween is an Executive Vice President - Upstream of the Company. Mr. MacSween was appointed Suncor’s Executive Vice President, Upstream in December 2017. 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.

Stephen Reynish

Mr. Stephen (Steve) D.L. Reynish is an Executive Vice President, Strategy & Operations Services of the Company. Mr. Reynish was appointed Executive Vice-President, Strategy & Operations Services in December 2017. 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 operated (Fort Hills) and non-operated 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

Kris Smith

Mr. Kris Smith is an Executive Vice President - Downstream of the Company. He was Executive Vice President - Refining and Marketing of Suncor Energy Inc. He resigned as Senior Vice President - Supply, Trading and Corporate Development of the c ompany effective September 30, 2013. Effective September 9, 2013, Smith will be responsible for operations at Suncor's four refineries located in Canada and the United States, as well as industrial, commercial and retail marketing of refined products under the Petro-Canada brand. He will also have accountability for the Lubricants worldwide business as well as Suncor's renewable energy group. Since joining Suncor in 2000, Kris has held a variety of roles, including positions in the General Counsel’s office and business services, strategic planning, and business development in Suncor’s US downstream business. In 2007, Kris joined Suncor’s Oil Sands business where he held senior roles managing business services, strategic planning, production planning and development, and the operation of Suncor’s power generation, transmission assets and utility operations. He obtained his bachelor of arts with honours from the University of Alberta in 1992, and his bachelor of laws from Dalhousie University in 1995. He is a member of the Alberta and Colorado bars. Prior to joining Suncor, Kris was a lawyer at a respected law firm in Calgary, Alberta. Kris sits on the board of directors for the MacDonald Island Park Corporation in Fort McMurray and the Fort McKay Business Incubator.

Arlene Strom

Paul Gardner

Mr. Paul Gardner is the Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Suncor Energy Inc. 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.

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 of Weyerhaeuser. Prior thereto, 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 is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc. 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/corporate negotiations. 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 and Weatherford International plc. 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 and 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 is president and chief executive officer for CDK Global Inc. He previously served in senior executive positions in both finance and business at Sunoco, Inc., Hertz Equipment Rentals Corp., Dell Inc., and General Motors. He has a master of business administration from McGill University, as well as a bachelor of science in chemistry from Mount Allison University.

Maureen McCaw

Ms. Maureen McCaw is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc. 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 Music Center / Edmonton Symphony and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Ms. McCaw has previously served on a number of boards, including as chair of the CBC Pension Fund Plan board of trustees and the Edmonton International Airport and has also served on the board of directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Ms. McCaw is also past chair of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. Ms. McCaw completed Columbia Business School’s executive program in financial accounting and has an ICD.D.

Eira Thomas

Ms. Eira M. Thomas is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc. Eira Thomas is a Canadian geologist with over 20 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 director of Kaminak Gold Corporation, vice president of Aber Resources, now Dominion Diamond Corp., and as founder and CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corp.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Wilson

545,983

Mark Little

10,521,500

Alister Cowan

4,976,170

Eric Axford

--

Michael MacSween

4,481,630

Stephen Reynish

4,954,750

Kris Smith

--

Arlene Strom

--

Paul Gardner

--

Patricia Bedient

337,336

Mel Benson

311,336

John Gass

265,311

Dennis Houston

528,315

Brian MacDonald

406,608

Maureen McCaw

319,836

Eira Thomas

322,336
As Of  31 Dec 2018