John Ferguson was named to Suncor’s Board of Directors in November 1995 and was appointed chairman of the board following the company's 2007 annual meeting.
Mr. Ferguson is founder and chairman of the board of Princeton Developments Ltd. and Princeton Ventures Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta. He is also a director of Fountain Tire Ltd. and Strategy Summit Ltd.
His involvement in the community includes chancellor emeritus and chairman emeritus of the University of Alberta, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel — South Alberta Light Horse and an advisory member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Mr. Ferguson is also a fellow of the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Ferguson received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Alberta in 1996 and, in 2001, he was inducted into the Junior Achievement Alberta Business Hall of Fame. In 1992, he received a commemorative medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada; in 2003, he received the commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal and, in 2005, he received the Alberta Centennial Medal. In 2011 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.
Mr. Ferguson graduated from the University of Alberta with a bachelor of commerce degree in 1964 and received his CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1967.