Jacqui McGillivray

Executive Vice-President, Safety & Organization Effectiveness

As Executive Vice-President, Safety & Organization Effectiveness, Jacqui is accountable for maximizing our safety, people and organizational performance. This includes setting health and safety standards and systems, and championing our commitment to safety across the company. She’s also accountable for ensuring the people and processes across Cenovus are developed and managed in a way that supports our business strategy and reinforces our culture. Jacqui’s team enables sustainable improvements to create efficiencies and enhance performance in all areas of our business and also ensures our real estate and workplace requirements meet the ongoing needs of the business.

Jacqui has a diverse background having worked in four different industries – packaged goods, technology, financial services and oil and gas. She joined Cenovus in 2012 as a Senior Vice-President and was responsible for developing and implementing human resource strategies across the company. She was also responsible for maximizing organization capacity and capability and enabling our leaders to effectively lead and manage change. Her prior role was Head of Global Human Resources with Talisman Energy where she led human resources strategy and planning, business partnering, total rewards, talent management, global mobility and talent acquisition.

Previous to that, Jacqui held the position of Vice-President, Human Resources and Brand & Marketing for RBC Wealth Management, a global business of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Her experience also includes progressive leadership roles in Nortel and Unilever encompassing human resources, communications, marketing and sales.

Jacqui has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and an international MBA from Manchester Business School and McGill University.