Susan Anderson - Canada | VP and Chief Procurement Officer, Husky Energy
Susan Anderson is Vice President and the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) for Husky Energy, Inc., based in Calgary, Canada. In this role, she oversees corporate spending in excess of $3 billion. Leading a team of 200 supply chain professionals, Susan provides governance and expertise in the company’s efforts to maximize the value of the goods and services it buys. As CPO, Susan has found her previous experience as the Vice President of Legal for Husky to be invaluable. In that role, she built a strong reputation throughout Husky and the broader legal community as a pragmatic and trustworthy leader and source of legal counsel.
Susan graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with an B.A. Honors degree in Political Science in 1989, and with an LLB from Dalhousie Law School in 1993. She articled and then practiced with the law firm Bennett Jones from 1993-1999 and has been with Husky since then. She is married with two teenage children and spends as much time as possible in her mountain cabin in Fernie, British Columbia.
Sarah Shortreed - IWF Canada | Chief Technology Officer, ATCO Group
Sarah Shortreed is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of ATCO. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for the overall leadership of information technology. Her mandate is to expand and enhance ATCO’s forward-looking, enterprise-wide IT strategy and technology roadmap, and deliver innovative strategies and accelerate the evolution of the IT team. Sarah is focused on delivering solutions and exceptional customer service to ATCO’s global businesses.
Sarah brings more than 30 years of global experience in many industries and executive roles spanning business consulting, complex multi-stakeholder program management, operations, P&L, sales, customer relationship management and product management. She was recently the Chief Information Officer at Bruce Power and previously worked at BlackBerry, IBM and Union Gas. She recently completed a term on the Board of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Digital Advisory Board to the CIO Branch of the Treasury Board of Canada, and was the Chair of the CIO Committee at the Conference Board of Canada.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree, Mechanical, from the University of Western Ontario and sits on the Board of Governors for the university.