Home-grown leader returns to Syncrude as SVP

For new Senior Vice President Production Andrew Rosser moving to Fort McMurray and working with Syncrude feels like returning “home.”

“We’ve lived in a lot of different places but Fort McMurray is where I will always call home. It was my home for more than 30 years,” says Andrew.

The new SVP and his family moved to the community in 1980 from the U.K., with both his parents working with Syncrude. “I remember the strong family feel of Syncrude growing up – the BBQs, the hockey games, the lobster boils,” says Andrew.

He joined Syncrude as a new graduate in 1998. In a span of a decade he served in a variety of positions, including leadership, with Operations, Maintenance, Technical and Business Development before moving onto Shell Albian Sands to support the Jackpine Mine Expansion.

Syncrude plays a critical role in providing trusted energy that enhances people’s lives, while being safe, reliable, responsible and profitable.

– Andrew Rosser.

“This is an asset that has a distinguished history that people can be very proud of and I’m looking forward to doing my part in creating the conditions where people can deliver at their best”.
His most recent position was senior lead of Shell’s Mars Corridor, a set of offshore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. His experience includes the role of Vice President of Environment Health and Safety for Shell Canada before his last two international assignments in the offshore industry.
“I really enjoy working with others and working to accomplish things as a team and I have strong values around honesty and respect,” says Andrew. “I care deeply about safety – this is more than processes and practices for me; it is about sending each person home safely every day to their family.”
Andrew has a mining engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Alberta and studied at Keyano College after graduating from Westwood High School.

Learn more about Andrew by reading his bio.

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