Paul Gardner | HRM CA Hotlist 2014

Paul Gardner | HRM CA Hotlist 2014

Paul Gardner | HRM CA Hotlist 2014 Paul GardnerPaul Gardner
Senior Vice-President, Human Resources


One of the Financial Post’s 2013 ten best companies to work for, Suncor faces big recruitment challenges as the mining industry worldwide comes to terms with the increasing skills gap. Suncor is approaching the problem strategically, including partnerships with educational institutions and tuition subsidies for employees. The company added more than 1,000 new full-time positions last year.

Gardner, who has worked at Suncor since 2007, oversees the company’s culture and people strategies, and ensures that the proper programs are in place to support Suncor’s base business, long-term growth plans, and enterprise-level initiatives. Included in those responsibilities are the development and implementation of integrated talent strategies, executive and employee total rewards, change management, employee learning and competence, organizational development, leadership development, labour relations, and human resources operations.

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Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Suncor Energy (2012)
  • VP, Human Resources, Suncor Energy (2007-2012)
  • Director, Labour Relations, InBev (1999-2007)
Years of Experience:
Over 20 years of experience in human resources
  • Master's of Industrial Relations (MIR), Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Queen's University (1993-1994)
  • Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Executives, Stanford University Graduate School of Business (2013)
  • Bachelor of Public Administration, Carleton University (1989-1992)
Current Town Calgary, Alberta

To read the full feature, click on the following link HRM Online Canada's Hot list of 2014.