Russell Girling

Russell Girling , Suncor Energy Board of Directors

Chair, Board of Directors 

(Russell) Russ Girling was appointed to Suncor’s Board of Directors in May 2021 and is the chair of the board.

Russ Girling is former President and Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada Pipelines Limited and TC Energy Corporation, a North American energy infrastructure company for 10 years. Mr. Girling joined TC Energy in 1994 and held progressively senior roles during his 26 years with the company, including seven years as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining TC Energy in 1994, he worked at Suncor Energy, Northridge Energy Marketing and Dome Petroleum.

Mr. Girling is chair of the board of Nutrien Ltd. He has also served on a number of private boards as well as not-for-profit boards such as the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the United Way of Calgary, the American Petroleum Institute, the Business Council of Canada and the Business Council of Alberta. Until his retirement, Mr. Girling was a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council and the U.S. Business Roundtable.

Mr. Girling is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program and holds a bachelor of commerce and a masters of business administration from the University of Calgary.