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Lorraine Mitchelmore

The future will be about how do you develop resources and grow the economy in a world where we need to have a smaller environmental footprint. I think Canadians are ready to take on this challenge and become leaders in this space.

Lorraine Mitchelmore was appointed Executive Vice President Heavy Oil effective October 2012, in addition to her role as President and Canada Country Chair.

Lorraine has over 25 years of experience with 12 years spent overseas in Australia and England, where she worked in various exploration and production roles spanning geographies from Australia, North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Africa and the Middle East.

Lorraine worked with PetroCanada, Chevron, and BHP Petroleum before joining Shell in 2002. Since then she has held various Senior Management positions prior to her appointment as President and Canada Country Chair in 2009.

Lorraine holds a BSc in Geophysics from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a MSc in Geophysics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a MBA from Kingston Business School in London, England.

Lorraine is a Board Member of the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a member of the Catalyst Canada Board of Advisors and the 2015 chair of the Governor General’s Conference.