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Suncor Energy promotes Mark Little to Chief Operating Officer

Mark Little

Suncor’s new COO, Mark Little Photo Credit: Suncor

Mark Little led integration of Suncor and Petro-Canada corporate cultures following merger

Steve Williams, chief executive officer of Suncor, announced the appointment of Mark Little, currently president, Upstream, as chief operating officer (COO), according to a press release.

As Suncor’s COO, Little will be responsible for all of the operations and many of the corporate services of the company.

This appointment comes on the eve of first oil at Suncor’s Fort Hills mine and reflects the continuing focus to capture value from the increased integration of Suncor operations.

“I believe Mark’s appointment will strengthen our ability to continue our progress on operational excellence and delivery of safe and reliable operations,” said Williams.

“By strengthening the integration between our operating sites and our functions, we will increase our ability to deliver on our commitment to deliver value to shareholders.”


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Little joined Suncor in 2008. He has held various roles in the organization, including leading the integration between Suncor and Petro-Canada, following the merger.

For several years now, Little has been leading Suncor’s upstream organization including all Suncor’s operated and non-operated oil sands, in situ, conventional exploration and production worldwide and Syncrude Canada where he is chair of the board of directors.

Before joining Suncor Little led the development of oil sands projects for a major international energy company.

His past experience also includes leadership roles in oil sands production and refining operations, strategic planning, environment, health and safety, and energy trading.

The change is effective Dec. 1.

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