Mark Little is president and chief executive officer of Suncor Energy Inc.
Mark joined Suncor in 2008 as senior vice president, Strategic Growth and Energy Trading before becoming the senior vice president of integration following Suncor’s merger with Petro-Canada. Mark has also served as senior vice president, International and Offshore; executive vice president, Oil Sands; executive vice president Upstream; president, Upstream; and chief operating officer. 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. Mark has over 34 years of international energy industry experience, including 23 years at Imperial/Exxon.
A previous member of the Accenture Global Energy Board and formerly the Chair of Syncrude Canada, Mark is a current member of the board of governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) where he also serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Oil Sands CEO Council. In June 2020, Mark was named Resources of the Future chair on the Government of Canada’s Industry Strategy Council.
Born and raised in Calgary, Mark holds a science degree from the University of Calgary and an applied petroleum engineering technology degree from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He is also a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. Mark has an Honorary bachelor of business administration degree from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and was awarded the Canadian Engineering Leader Award from the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary in 2020. 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.
Mark visits with employees at the Suncor Montreal refinery.
Mark shakes hands with former Chief Boucher of Fort McKay First Nation. In 2017, the Fort McKay and Mikisew Cree First Nations completed an acquisition of a 49% partnership interest in Suncor’s East Tank Farm Development – the largest business investment by a First Nation entity in Canada at the time.
Mark is a co-chair on the Aboriginal Procurement Campaign through Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Pictured here at the Indspire youth experience, Mark is actively involved with Suncor’s partnership with Indspire.
Mark is an advocate of harnessing emerging technology and new digital technologies to improve Suncor’s business. He has stood up a Transformation Management Office to drive, integrate and accelerate transformation across the organization.