Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement, Safety, Legal & General Counsel
As Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement, Safety, Legal & General Counsel, Al is accountable for ensuring Cenovus builds strong relationships and communicates effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including residents of Aboriginal communities. Al guides the company’s commitment to safety and oversees Cenovus’s environment strategy and performance, regulatory applications and compliance. He is also accountable for Cenovus’s legal, Board and corporate secretarial matters, as well as enterprise security.
Al has more than 25 years of experience in various roles in the oil and gas industry. Prior to his current role at Cenovus, he was head of the company’s Christina Lake and Narrows Lake assets, where he was accountable for the overall development and operation of the oil sands projects.
Al worked as a regulatory lawyer where he was active in matters before the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, the National Energy Board and the Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board. He joined Cenovus's predecessor company in 1999.
Al has a Bachelor of Physical Education, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Calgary. He also holds an Executive MBA, with a focus on global energy, from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. Al is a member of both the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association.