Former President and COO, Syncrude
Mr. Jim Carter is a Corporate Director of Finning International. Mr. Carter retired from Syncrude Canada Ltd. in 2007 after 28 years, including 10 years as President and 18 years as Operations Chief. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Irving Oil Limited, Brand Energy and Industrial Services, Alberta Treasury Branch Financial, Alberta Treasury Branch Investor Services and EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Mr. Carter serves as board chair of Careers: The Next Generation, a not-for-profit organization. He is a former Chair of the Mining Association of Canada and Board member of The Alberta Chamber of Resources. In June 2014 Mr. Carter was awarded the Order of Canada. Mr. Carter is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Alberta and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie Engineering) and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Carter has also been awarded honourary doctorates by three Canadian universities.