Prior to assuming this role Mark served as executive vice president, Upstream, during which he oversaw significant improvements in efficiency and performance, as well as portfolio growth, particularly in the Wood Buffalo region. He also led Suncor’s upstream operations in offshore East Coast Canada, the North Sea, and international onshore operations in Latin America, North Africa and the Near East as senior vice president, International and Offshore. Previous to that, Mark served as senior vice president, Integration, following Suncor’s merger with Petro-Canada. When first hired to Suncor, he held the position of senior vice president, Strategic Growth and Energy Trading. In this role Mark oversaw the development of Suncor’s long-term growth plans, as well as the company’s marketing, logistics and energy trading operations.
Before joining Suncor Mark 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.
Mark holds degrees in both computer science and applied petroleum engineering technology. From 2003 to 2007 he served as Honorary Colonel for the 409 and 441 Tactical Fighter Squadrons at 4 Wing Airforce Base in Cold Lake, Alta., a role that reflected his commitment to the relationship between the Air Force, the community and industry.