Mark Townley

Board Director

Mark Townley has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years and currently holds the position of senior vice-president of Supply, Trading & Optimization where he is responsible for overseeing a significant portion of Suncor’s commercial activities.

Townley’s early industry experience was in a variety of refining and marketing roles with BP, which took him to the U.K., U.S. and Europe. In 2004, he joined Suncor’s marketing group, assuming roles of increasing accountability — including leadership of Suncor’s pipeline business — before becoming vice-president of strategic planning and development in 2008. In the summer of 2011, he was promoted to vice-president of Supply, Trading & Optimization and again in 2018 to his current role with a broader commercial remit.

He studied geography at the University of Cambridge in England; he is also a graduate of the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France.

Mark lives in Calgary, Mark’s passion is hiking and mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies.