As chief sustainability officer, Martha plays a key role in stewarding Suncor's many external relationships and strategic collaborations in support of the company's ongoing economic, environmental and social performance leadership. Martha oversees Suncor’s sustainability strategy, public policy and government relations, communications, and deepening the company’s Indigenous, stakeholder, and community relations. She is also accountable for Suncor’s social innovation agenda, including oversight of the Suncor Energy Foundation.
Prior to joining Suncor, Martha was the President and CEO of the Canada West Foundation, where she was a strong advocate for effective Canadian policy on issues of critical importance to the economic and social prosperity of Canada. In her 30 years of business, legal and corporate governance experience she has supported major multinational corporations and start-ups as a senior executive, lawyer and entrepreneur. Martha also served as a member of Parliament from 2008 to 2011, and was a member of the House of Commons Standing Committees for Finance; Transport; Government Operations and International Trade.
Martha’s community engagement has included serving as an advisory council member, board director and executive for several policy, environmental, community and cultural organizations including the Energy Futures Lab, Positive Energy, CKUA Radio Network and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.
She is currently a member of the Minister of International Trade’s Trade Expert Advisory Council.
Martha has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Toronto and an LLB from the Osgoode Hall Law School. She also holds the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation.