Force behind renaming and relocation of Encana set to retire in August

Ovintiv Inc. chief executive Doug Suttles Source: Ovintiv

The head of the energy company formerly called Encana is retiring this summer.

Ovintiv Inc. says chief executive Doug Suttles will retire Aug. 1 after eight years in the position.

He will be replaced by Brendan McCracken, who began his career with the company nearly 25 years ago. He served most recently as president.

Ovintiv chairman Peter Dea says that under Suttles’ leadership, Ovintiv was transformed into a leading North American resource play company.

Dea adds that McCracken's appointment is the culmination of a comprehensive succession planning process and reflects his track record for delivering strong results.

Calgary-based Encana changed its name and relocated to Denver in 2020.

© 2021 The Canadian Press

Dear user, please be aware that we use cookies to help users navigate our website content and to help us understand how we can improve the user experience. If you have ideas for how we can improve our services, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to email us. By continuing to browse you agree to our use of cookies. Please see our Privacy & Cookie Usage Policy to learn more.