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Susannah Pierce

Susannah Pierce

Country Chair Canada, GM, Renewables & Energy Solutions Canada, Shell
Susannah has spent the last 20 years of her career at the intersection of environmental, social, governance interests in Canada and abroad. Her expertise lies in bringing business, governments, communities, indigenous groups and other non-governmental actors together to support the development of energy resources from initial stages of project design through permitting and consultation to investment decision, construction, operations and decommissioning. In her current role as Shell Canada Limited President and Country Chair she is responsible for integrating and coordinating business investment and operational performance across Shell’s lines of business in Canada including upstream, downstream, integrated gas and new energies, and is accountable for Shell’s overall reputation and stakeholder relations in the country. While President and Country Chair, Susannah is also VP, Emerging Energy Solutions for Canada. In this capacity she is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Shell’s growth pillar which invests in renewable power, carbon capture sequestration, renewable fuels including hydrogen and nature-based systems. Prior to this role, Susannah was Director of Corporate Affairs, LNG Canada, a joint venture of Shell, Petronas, Mitsubishi, PetroChina and Kogas. In this capacity, she was responsible for the project’s federal and provincial regulatory approvals, Indigenous relations and negotiations, government relations, media relations, community consultation and communications. When the joint venture participants took a Final Investment Decision to build the facility in 2018, it was heralded as the single largest private sector investment in Canadian history. Susannah joined the LNG Canada project as a Shell secondee after serving as Vice President, Value Chain Integration, Shell Canada. In this capacity, she was responsible for identifying new business opportunities across Shell’s multiple businesses in Canada. Prior to this position, Susannah was Vice President, Communications, Upstream International based in The Hague, where she oversaw a diverse communications and government relations team consisting of approximately 200 professionals in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia/CIS and Europe. Susannah was previously Head, Government Relations for Shell Canada, where she established the government relations practice to support Shell Canada’s upstream, downstream, and manufacturing businesses. Prior to joining Shell in 2009, Susannah was Director, Government Affairs for TC Energy based in Washington, DC and New York City, where she was responsible for driving government policy at federal and state levels in support of TransCanada’s existing power and pipeline interests, as well as new business development activities.