Alister Cowan is an executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Suncor Energy. In his role, Alister directs financial operations including controllers, investor relations, treasury, tax, internal audit and enterprise risk management while ensuring that Suncor has the financial strength necessary to support the company’s strategic plans.
Prior to joining Suncor in 2014, Alister led the finance function for a number of companies in the energy and utilities sector, including BC Hydro and TransAlta Corporation. Most recently he was the CFO of Husky Energy.
Alister holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland and is a Chartered Accountant as a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.