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Martha Hall Findlay

Director, James S. and Barbara A. Palmer Chair in Public Policy, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (Canada)

Prior to joining the School of Public Policy, Martha was Chief Sustainability and Chief Climate Officer for Suncor Energy, Canada’s largest integrated energy company. She led Suncor’s ESG efforts, including Indigenous and other community, public, and government relations. She was instrumental in the development of the multi-company Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 initiative. 

Prior to Suncor, Martha was the president and CEO of the Canada West Foundation. She has written dozens of essays, articles and op-eds for national publications and has frequently appeared as a thought leader in national print and broadcast media. 
She has many years of experience as a corporate lawyer, international trade expert, and senior business executive in Canada and Europe. 

She was named a Canadian Climate Champion in 2021; one of Canada’s ‘Clean50 for 2022’; a top global female oil and gas executive and one of the top 275 global women influencers. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2023.

As a twice-elected member of Parliament, she served in the Official Opposition shadow cabinet for international trade, finance, transport, infrastructure and communities, and public works and government, and served on the House of Commons committees for all those portfolios.