Member, Governance Committee
Member, Human Resources & Compensation Committee
Jackie Sheppard was appointed to Suncor’s Board of Directors in July 2022 and is a member of both the governance committee and the human resources and compensation committee.
Ms. Sheppard is the former executive vice president, Corporate & Legal, of Talisman Energy Inc. where she was responsible for legal affairs, business development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate projects, corporate communications, investor relations, corporate responsibility and government affairs.
Ms. Sheppard is chair of the board of Emera Inc. and serves on the boards of ARC Resources Ltd., and Alberta Investment Management Corporation. She previously chaired the board of the Research and Development corporation of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, a Provincial Crown Corporation, and has served on several boards such as Pacific Northwest LNG, Seven Generations Energy Ltd. and Cairn Energy PLC. Ms. Sheppard was also a founder and lead director of Black Swan Energy Inc., an Alberta upstream energy company that was private-equity financed and sold to Tourmaline Oil Corp.
With her numerous roles as an executive in the energy industry, and as a director of public, private and crown corporations, Ms. Sheppard has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, public markets, legal and governance.
In recognition of her significant achievements and contributions to her community, Ms. Sheppard was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network and the National Post from 2002-2007 and has been admitted to the Network’s Hall of Fame. In honour of her exceptional merit and integrity in the legal profession, Jackie was appointed the Queen’s Counsel designation in 2008.
Ms. Sheppard is a Rhodes Scholar, having received an Honours Jurisprudence, and earning bachelor and master of arts degrees from Oxford University. She earned a bachelor of law degree (Honours) from McGill University, and a bachelor of arts degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.