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Vice President Government Relations, Suncor Energy


Ginny Flood joined Suncor Energy Inc. in 2015 as Vice President, Government Relations. In this role, Ginny leads the development, implementation and evaluation of Suncor’s government relations strategy that supports business objectives. This includes engagement with all levels of governments to ensure Suncor actively participates and contributes to the development of government policy and regulatory initiatives in a constructive manner. Prior to joining Suncor, Ginny was the Vice President, Canada for Rio Tinto. In this role, she was the country head for Rio Tinto Canada and was responsible for providing strategic leadership for Rio Tinto’s businesses in Canada on national and global matters. This included aligning operations and operating at the centre of a pan-Canadian network of relationship development and advocacy to advance the interests of Rio Tinto’s current and future investments in Canada. In this role, Ginny worked closely with governments, shareholders, Indigenous and other stakeholders to advance Rio Tinto’s interests. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Ginny held various senior roles within the Canadian federal government in areas involving resource development, including participating as the Government of Canada’s representative on various international and government-to-government working groups (i.e. China, Russia, Africa, etc.) related to the minerals and metals sector. Ginny is the Immediate Past Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. As well, she is one of the founding members of the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) and is the Co-vice Chair and a member of its board of directors. In 2019, Ginny was appointed to the Government of Canada’s External Advisory Council on Regulatory Competitiveness, which provides Treasury Board Ministers with advice on regulatory burden. Previously, she was a member of the Canadian Manufacturing and Exporters and Mining Association of Canada’s board, the Government of Alberta’s Market Access Advisory Board and the China Alberta Petroleum Centre (CAPC). Ginny resides in Calgary. She has a Queen’s University Executive MBA and studied business