Catherine was an executive in the Oil and Gas sector until her retirement from Nexen Inc. as Executive Vice President International in April 2013. She previously held multiple global executive roles in Nexen Inc., Husky Oil and Schlumberger in Operations, Services, Technology and Human Resources. She served as a Non-executive Director on Statoil, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Precision Drilling Inc., Pason System Inc. and is currently serving on the board of Royal Dutch Shell.
Her international career experiences gives her a deep understanding in geopolitical outlook, strategy, safety and environment and very importantly the role of people in success.
Further on, as a director, her experiences on multiple boards and committees, has furthered her knowledge of the criticality of Financial Strength, Governance, Social Responsibility and Sustainability (including Climate change) in the running and success of corporations.