Mark Little

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Little was appointed chief operating officer in December 2017. In this role, Mark is responsible for all of the operations and many of the corporate services at Suncor. Prior to assuming this role Mark was president of Suncor's Upstream organization, which included all of Suncor's operated and non-operated oil sands, in situ, conventional exploration and production assets worldwide. Mark is also the chair of the board of directors of Syncrude Canada and is a board member of Energy Safety Canada and Accenture Global Energy. 

Previously, Mark has 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, Mark’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 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.