The Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) is governed by a Board of Directors that provides strategic guidance and approves donations beyond a certain financial threshold. These approvals are typically offered at meetings spread throughout the year (typically March, June, and November).
The SEF board also receives feedback and advice from an Indigenous Youth Advisory Council and an advisory group of diverse Suncor employees who support the SEF post-secondary donation program.
Suncor Energy Foundation Board members
Karen serves as Suncor’s Chief Human Resources Officer. She joined the company, as well as the SEF Board, in 2023 and brings a wealth of human resources and business experience from several industries – including manufacturing, agriculture, high tech and financial services. Karen holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Western University.
Jacquie Moore is General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, responsible for legal operations and corporate governance. Since joining Suncor in 2011, Jacquie has held a number of senior leadership roles in the organization. She holds both a bachelor of commerce degree and a law degree (LLB) from the University of Calgary. She is an active member in her community and serves as a Board Member of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation where she also serves as the Chair of the Governance Committee. Jacquie is a Board Member of the Edge School for Athletes Society, and in 2022, she joined the SEF Board of Directors.
Kevin came to Suncor in 2012 and now leads the controllers organization which is responsible for a wide range of critical financial management services including planning and performance reporting, stewardship and financial reporting and all other accounting related activities. He received his bachelor of commerce degree from Dalhousie University, and his CPA designation in the province of New Brunswick. In 2019, Kevin joined the SEF Board and currently chairs the SEF Board Finance Committee.
Sylvie joined Suncor in July 2019 and now serves as Vice President of Operational Risk Management. She previously held roles with accountability for engineering, exploration and development, along with environment, health and safety. She holds a masters of business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from McGill University. Sylvie is passionate about community service and serves on several boards including the National Academies of Sciences Marine Board, True School Studio and as of August 2020, the SEF Board of Directors.
Since joining Suncor in 1996, Patrick has held many roles in various parts of Suncor’s downstream business including: Market Manager Eastern Canada Wholesale Operations, Director Lubricants Business Integration and most recently, General Manager, Strategy and Development. As part of his role, he also contributed to the launch of the PetroCanada CareMakers Foundation. Patrick received his bachelor of business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and joined the SEF Board of Directors in June 2021. Patrick spends a lot of time coaching his kids’ hockey and teaching them the value of volunteering in their community.
Since joining Suncor in 1997, Vicky has had a diverse career working in both the downstream and upstream businesses as part of Human Resources and Sales and Marketing. In these roles, she has had the opportunity to work across a majority of Canada’s resource industries and a number of Indigenous communities. Vicky holds a bachelor of applied science in international communications from Simon Fraser University and an industrial relations certificate from Queens University. She joined the SEF Board of Directors in September 2022. Vicky is passionate about volunteering whether it is for her children’s sports teams, supporting SunCares or participating on the CEO Calgary Corporate Challenge team.
Since joining Suncor in 2006, Adam has held several leadership positions across Suncor’s value chain including at the Sarnia refinery, supply, trading, and optimization, Base Plant upgrading operations, regional development, joint venture management, and most recently in Business and Operations Services. Adam is a professional engineer who obtained his bachelor of engineering science in chemical and biochemical engineering from Western University. Adam also completed his master of business administration from the Manchester Business School in Manchester, England.
Indigenous Youth Advisory Council
Suncor created its first Indigenous Youth Engagement Strategy in 2012. The strategy focuses on addressing the inequities faced by Indigenous youth. The idea for an Indigenous Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) emerged from that strategy and subsequent discussions with several young Indigenous leaders, including attendees of SEF Gatherings and participants of the Indigenous Student Program.
A formal council was later established in 2019 with a pipe ceremony between the IYAC’s first members and SEF Board members, and other Suncor leaders.
The IYAC provides feedback on different aspects of the SEF strategy and members are invited to participate in the SEF Board meetings. The council provides an opportunity for SEF, as well as members of our Indigenous and Community Relations team and other leaders to come together to share, listen, reflect and act on issues of mutual interest that are affecting communities and the lives of Indigenous youth.