Mark Little

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mark Little is president and chief operating officer of Suncor Energy Inc. In this role, Mark is responsible for all of the operations and many of the corporate services at Suncor. Prior to assuming these roles, 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 has  previously served as the chair of the board of directors of Syncrude Canada. He is a current board member of Accenture Global Energy and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, where he also serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

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 and he is a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. 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.