James Simpson was elected to Suncor’s Board of Directors in 2004. He is chair of the board of directors.
Mr. Simpson was previously a director of Petro-Canada and is past president of Chevron Canada Resources (oil and gas). He serves as lead director for Canadian Utilities Limited and is on its corporate governance, nomination, compensation and succession committee, as well as being the chairman of the audit committee and the risk review committee. Mr. Simpson is also past chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and past vice chairman of the Canadian Association of the World Petroleum Congresses.
Mr. Simpson holds a bachelor of science and master of science, and graduated from the program for senior executives at M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Business.