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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Simpson

70 2014 Independent Chairman of the board

Steven Williams

60 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-independent Director

Alister Cowan

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Eric Axford

2012 Executive Vice President - Business Services

Mark Little

2014 Executive Vice President - Upstream

Mike MacSween

2012 Executive Vice President - Major Projects

Stephen Reynish

2014 Executive Vice President - Strategy & Corporate Development

Kris Smith

2013 Executive Vice President - Refining and Marketing

Janice Odegaard

2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Paul Gardner

2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Patricia Bedient

62 2016 Director

Michael Creel

62 2016 Director

Mel Benson

66 2000 Independent Director

Jacynthe Cote

57 2015 Independent Director

Dominic D'Alessandro

68 2009 Independent Director

W. Douglas Ford

70 2004 Independent Director

John Gass

64 2014 Independent Director

John Huff

70 1998 Independent Director

Maureen McCaw

60 2009 Independent Director

Michael O'Brien

70 2002 Independent Director

Eira Thomas

46 2006 Independent Director

Michael Wilson

64 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Simpson

Mr. James W. Simpson is Independent Chairman of the Board of Suncor Energy Inc. He is past president of Chevron Canada Resources (oil and gas). He serves as lead director for Canadian Utilities Limited and is on its Corporate Governance, Nomination, Compensation and Succession Committee and Risk Review Committee, as well as being the chairman for the Audit Committee. Mr. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, and graduated from the Program for Senior Executives at M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Business. He is past chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and past vice chairman of the Canadian Association of the World Petroleum Congresses.

Steven Williams

Mr. Steven W. Williams is President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc. He has served as the President of Suncor Energy Inc. since December 2011 and as Chief Executive Officer of Suncor Energy Inc. since May 2012. Mr. Williams is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He is co-chair of the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI), one of 12 founding CEOs in Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and a member of the Business Advisory Council, School of Business at the University of Alberta. In October 2010, he was appointed to the Alberta Government Oil and Gas Economics Advisory Council.

Alister Cowan

Mr. Alistere Cowan is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Suncor Energy Inc., since 21 July 2014. Alister was responsible for the financial management of the company, including controllers, planning, investment analysis, treasury, tax, credit and internal audit. Prior to joining Husky, he served as EVP and CFO of British Columbia Hydro & Power Authority from 2004 to 2008. Before that, Alister held various finance executive roles at Direct Energy Marketing Limited and TransAlta Corp. Alister is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Eric Axford

Mr. Eric Axford is an Executive Vice President - Business Services of Suncor Energy Inc. Since joining Suncor in 1996 Eric has held a number of senior leadership roles in the company's upstream and downstream operations, most recently senior vice-president of Operations Support at Suncor’s corporate head office in Calgary. Before joining Suncor Eric held senior policy positions with the Alberta government. Eric is an active supporter of the United Way, and is on the board of directors of the Woods Homes Society and Calgary Economic Development. He has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Calgary and a master of business administration from the University of Alberta, and remains strongly connected in a variety of ways with both institutions.

Mark Little

Mr. Mark S. is an Executive Vice President - Upstream of Suncor Energy Inc. Mr. Little was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Oil Sands in 2011. The In Situ business was added to his portfolio in early 2012. As Executive Vice President, Oil Sands and In Situ, his role is to lead improvements in competitiveness, safety and sustainability at Suncor’s oil sands mining, extraction and upgrading operations, as well as at the company’s various in situ facilities in Northern Alberta. Mr. Little joined Suncor in November 2008.

Mike MacSween

Mr. Mike MacSween is an Executive Vice President - Major Projects of Suncor Energy Inc. He leads engineering, procurement and construction for growth projects across the company in the upstream, downstream and renewable energy portfolios. Since joining Suncor in 1996, Mike has held a variety of leadership roles including vice-president, Upgrading, and vice-president, Strategy and Development. Mike most recently served as senior vice-president, In Situ. Prior to joining Suncor he held positions at Betz Process Chemicals Inc. and Shell Canada Inc. He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a master of business administration from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Stephen Reynish

Mr. Stephen D. L. Reynish is Executive Vice President -Strategy & Corporate Development of Suncor Energy Inc. He resigned from the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company with effective 21 July 2014. Steve Reynish joined Suncor in January 2012 as EVP Oil Sands Ventures. In this role Steve has been responsible for all oil sands growth projects planned under Suncor's strategic partnerships, including those with Total E&P Canada. Steve is also responsible for Suncor's interest in non-operated oil sands projects, including managing Suncor's interest in Syncrude. Prior to joining Suncor, Steve Reynish was president of Marathon Oil Canada. He has held senior positions developing and managing large-scale oil sands operations. He has also served on the Board of Governors for CAPP. He is holding a master’s degree in both mining engineering and business administration, he is a graduate of IMD in Switzerland and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kris Smith

Mr. Kris Smith is an Executive Vice President - Refining and Marketing of Suncor Energy Inc., since September 30, 2013. He resigned as Senior Vice President - Supply, Trading and Corporate Development of the company effective September 30, 2013. Effective September 9, 2013, Smith will be responsible for operations at Suncor's four refineries located in Canada and the United States, as well as industrial, commercial and retail marketing of refined products under the Petro-Canada brand. He will also have accountability for the Lubricants worldwide business as well as Suncor's renewable energy group. Since joining Suncor in 2000, Kris has held a variety of roles, including positions in the General Counsel’s office and business services, strategic planning, and business development in Suncor’s US downstream business. In 2007, Kris joined Suncor’s Oil Sands business where he held senior roles managing business services, strategic planning, production planning and development, and the operation of Suncor’s power generation, transmission assets and utility operations. He obtained his bachelor of arts with honours from the University of Alberta in 1992, and his bachelor of laws from Dalhousie University in 1995. He is a member of the Alberta and Colorado bars. Prior to joining Suncor, Kris was a lawyer at a respected law firm in Calgary, Alberta. Kris sits on the board of directors for the MacDonald Island Park Corporation in Fort McMurray and the Fort McKay Business Incubator.

Janice Odegaard

Ms. Janice B. Odegaard is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Suncor Energy Inc., since December 1, 2010. She joined Suncor in 1995 and served as vice president, Corporate Legal and corporate secretary. She has held a number of senior positions within the company, including vice president. She is past president of the Canadian Bar Association's securities section and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre.

Paul Gardner

Mr. Paul Gardner is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Suncor Energy Inc. He oversees the strategic development and implementation of integrated talent management strategies, executive and employee total rewards, change management, organizational development, leadership development, labour relations and human resources operations services. In this role his focus is on ensuring that the proper programs and strategies are in place to support Suncor’s base business, long-term growth plans and company-wide initiatives. Paul began his career at Suncor in 2007 and has 20 years of human resources experience. During his time with the company he has held a number of different roles in the human resources function and most recently served as vice-president, Corporate Human Resources Programs. Paul has recently become a member of the Suncor Energy Foundation board of directors. He has earned a master’s degree in industrial relations from Queen’s University and holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration.

Patricia Bedient

Ms. Patricia M. Bedient is Director of the company. She is executive vice-president of Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest integrated forest products companies. From 2007 until February, 2016, she also served as chief financial officer. Prior to this, she held a variety of leadership roles in finance and planning since joining Weyerhaeuser in 2003. Before joining Weyerhaeuser, she spent 27 years with Arthur Andersen LLP and ultimately served as the managing partner for its Seattle office and partner in charge of the firm's forest products practice. Ms. Bedient serves on the board of directors of Alaska Air Group, the Overlake Hospital Medical Center board of trustees, the Oregon State University board of trustees and the University of Washington Foster School of Business advisory board. In 2012, Ms. Bedient was named one of the top-25 chief financial officers in the United States by the Wall Street Journal. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Washington Society of CPAs. Ms. Bedient received her bachelor's degree in business administration, with concentrations in finance and accounting, from Oregon State University in 1975.

Michael Creel

Mr. Michael A. Creel serves as Director of the Company. From 2010 to 2015, Michael Creel was chief executive officer and director of the general partner of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD), one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services. Mr. Creel served in positions with increasing responsibility within the company since 1999. Prior to that, he was group vice chairman at Epco Inc., and executive vice president and chief operating officer at DEP Holdings LLC, a company engaged in natural gas liquids transportation, fractionation, marketing and storage, and petrochemical product transportation, gathering and marketing. He was also president and chief executive officer at EPE Holdings LLC.

Mel Benson

Mr. Mel E. Benson is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc., since April 19,2000. He is president of Mel E. Benson Management Services Inc.,an international consulting firm working in various countries with a focus on First Nations/corporate negotiations. Mr. Benson is also part owner of the private oil and gas company Tenax Energy Inc. and sits on the board of the Fort McKay Group of Companies, a community trust organization, as well as ECM Energy Services, Inc., based in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Benson retired from Exxon International and Imperial Oil Canada in 2000 after a long career as an operations manager and senior member of project management. While based in Houston, Texas, Mr. Benson worked on international projects based in Africa and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Benson recently became a member of the community advisory board for the Alberta Land Institute through the University of Alberta. Mr. Benson is a member of Beaver Lake Cree Nation, located in northeast Alberta.

Jacynthe Cote

Ms. Jacynthe Cote is Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc. Jacynthe Cote was president and chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Alcan from 2009 until June 2014. She previously served as president and chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Alcan's Primary Metal business group, following Rio Tinto's acquisition of Alcan Inc. in 2007. Ms. Cote joined Alcan Inc. in 1988 and served in a variety of progressively senior leadership roles during her 26-year career, including positions in human resources, environment, health and safety, business planning and development and production/management positions in Quebec and in England. Ms. Cote has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Laval University in Quebec and currently serves on the boards of RBC and Finning. She has been a member of the Advisory board of the Montreal Neurological Institute since 2010 and a member of the Hautes Etudes Commerciales board since 2009.

Dominic D'Alessandro

Mr. Dominic D'Alessandro is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc., since November 12, 2009. He was president and chief executive officer of Manulife Financial Corporation from 1994 to 2009 and is currently a director of CGI Group Inc. and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. For his many business accomplishments, Mr. D’Alessandro was recognized as Canada’s Most Respected CEO in 2004 and CEO of the Year in 2002, and was inducted into the Insurance Hall of Fame in 2008. Mr. D’Alessandro is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has been appointed as a Commendatore of the Order of the Star of Italy. In 2009, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship and in 2005 was granted the Horatio Alger Award for community leadership. Mr. D’Alessandro is an FCA, and holds a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University in Montreal. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from York University, the University of Ottawa, Ryerson University and Concordia University.

W. Douglas Ford

Mr. W. Douglas Ford is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc., since April 29, 2004. He was chief executive, refining and marketing for BP p.l.c. (BP) from 1998 to 2002 and was responsible for the refining, marketing and transportation network of BP as well as the aviation fuels business, the marine business and BP shipping. Mr. Ford currently serves as a director of USG Corporation (USG)(6) and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame.

John Gass

Mr. John D. Gass is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gass is former vice-president, Chevron Corp., and former president, Chevron Gas and Midstream, positions he held from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. He has extensive international experience, having served in a diverse series of operations positions in the oil and gas industry, with increasing responsibility throughout his career. Gass graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He also holds a master's degree in civil engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Mr. Gass serves as a director of Southwestern Energy Co. and Weatherford International Ltd. He is also on the board of visitors for the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and is a member of the advisory board for the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. A resident of Florida, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

John Huff

Mr. John R. Huff is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc., since January 30, 1998. He is chairman of Oceaneering International Inc., an oilfield services company. He serves as director of KBR Inc. and as a director of Hi Crush Partners LP.Mr. Huff is a past member of the National Petroleum Council and a past director of the National Ocean Industries Association and the International Association of Drilling Contractors, and served on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. He is a past director of the American Bureau of Shipping, the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation, Law of the Sea Institute and Marine Resources Development Foundation, a past trustee of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and past chairman of the Texas Bowl. Mr. Huff attended Rice University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and attended the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development. Mr. Huff is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and a member of the Explorers Club.

Maureen McCaw

Ms. Maureen McCaw is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc. She is past Executive Vice-President (Edmonton) of Leger Marketing, formerly Criterion Research Corp., a company she founded in 1986. Ms. McCaw holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta and an Institute of Corporate Directors certification (ICD.D). In addition to being president of Tinnakilly Inc. and a managing partner at Prism Ventures, Maureen is a director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Edmonton International Airport, as well as a member of the Alberta Securities Commission. Maureen also serves on a number of Alberta boards and advisory committees, including Women Building Futures, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (Alberta) and Royal Alexandra Hospital and is past chair of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

Michael O'Brien

Mr. Michael W. O'Brien is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc., since April 26,2002. He served as executive vice president, corporate development, and chief financial officer of Suncor Energy Inc. before retiring in 2002. Mr. O’Brien is lead director of Shaw Communications Inc. In addition, he is past chair of the board of trustees for Nature Conservancy Canada, past chair of the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute and past chair of Canada’s Voluntary Challenge for Global Climate Change. He has previously served on the boards of Teresen Inc., Primewest Energy Inc. and CRA International.

Eira Thomas

Ms. Eira M. Thomas is an Independent Director of Suncor Energy Inc., since April 27, 2006. She is a Canadian geologist with twenty years of experience in the Canadian diamond business, including her previous roles as vice president of Aber Resources, now Harry Winston Diamond Corp., and as founder and CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corp. Currently, Ms. Thomas is a director of Lucara Diamond Corp., Dundee Precious Metals Inc. and Kaminak Gold Corporation. She serves on the board of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

Michael Wilson

Mr. Michael M. Wilson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wilson is former president and chief executive officer of Agrium Inc., a retail supplier of agricultural products and services and a wholesale producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients, which is headquartered in Calgary, a position he held from 2003 until his retirement in 2013. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mr. Wilson has significant experience in the petrochemical industry, serving as president of Methanex Corporation, and holding various positions with increasing responsibility in North America and Asia with Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Wilson has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo and currently serves on the boards of Agrium Inc. (Agrium)(8), Celestica Inc. and Finning International Inc. He is also the chair of the Calgary Prostate Cancer Foundation.