Encana Executive Leadership Changes

Mario Cywinski
September 11, 2019
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Encana Corporation announced changes to its Executive Leadership Team, with promotion of Michael McAllister to President, Brendan McCracken to Executive Vice-President – Corporate Development and External Relations, and Greg Givens to COO, effective immediately.

"Today's news recognizes the important contributions that these leaders have had on the success of Encana, but more importantly, it represents the quality of our leadership and our preparedness for the future," said Doug Suttles, CEO, Encana. “We are fortunate to have a 'deep bench' at Encana and have worked to create a unique culture focused on constant innovation and operational excellence. I am excited about their new roles and am confident that they will create value for our owners on the road ahead."

McAllister has over 30 years of industry experience, joined Encana nearly 20 years ago, and has served as Encana's Executive Vice-President and COO. In his new role, he will continue to report to Suttles and will assume leadership responsibilities for the Company's operations, exploration and land, marketing and midstream and corporate services. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Concordia University.

McCracken, in his new capacity, he will be responsible for leading business development and corporate strategy, investor relations, corporate communications and government affairs. He most recently served as Vice-President and GM of Canadian operations. He has been with Encana for 21 years and has held positions of increasing leadership responsibilities within Encana in both technical and commercial roles, as well as strategic planning and implementation. He graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Givens joined Encana in 2018 and previously served as Vice-President and GM of Texas Operations. Prior to Encana, Givens was a founding member and Vice-President – Eagle Ford for EP Energy. He started his career more than 23 years ago with Sonat Exploration Company and its predecessor El Paso Production Company. He holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and has an MBA from Rice University.

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