Patricia O’Reilly

Director, Sustainability Strategy, Suncor Energy


As Director Sustainability Strategy and Outreach, Pat and her team are responsible for developing the strategy to embed sustainability into Suncor’s broader strategy and operations and to engage with stakeholders on Suncor’s environmental and social strategy and performance. Pat is also responsible for sustainability disclosure, multi-stakeholder environmental public policy initiatives, Suncor’s sustainability goal setting process and employee engagement in sustainability. 

Before joining Suncor’s sustainability team four years ago, Pat lead Suncor’s communications and stakeholder relations function. Pat’s areas of responsibility included employee communications, external communications, community investment, stakeholder and government relations and corporate social responsibility. She was also a founding member and vice president of the Suncor Energy Foundation.

Pat’s career spans more than 25 years in the oil and gas industry in both Ontario and Alberta. During that time she has been involved in many industry associations and currently represents Suncor on several external committees and boards, including the advisory board for the Queen’s School of  Business Centre for Responsible Leadership, Pole E3(Energy, Environment and Education partnership)  at HEC at the University of Montreal Pole E3 and the Network for Business Sustainability Embedding Sustainability Working Group.