Our leadership

Successful organizations begin with great leadership.

Our leaders take an active role in shaping Ovintiv’s strategy, culture and values. Leaders set the pace for their teams. At Ovintiv, effective leadership inspires in others a willingness to drive innovation, take on challenges and remain focused on the job at hand.

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Doug Suttles

President and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Suttles

President and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Suttles is the president and chief executive officer of Ovintiv. He joined the Company in June 2013. With more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in various management and engineering roles, his leadership
is responsible for the recent transformation of Ovintiv to a leading North American resource company.

Suttles joined Ovintiv from BP where he held several senior leadership positions, including chief operating officer, BP Exploration & Production and president, BP Alaska. He previously served as president of BP Sakhalin Inc., vice president for North Sea operations and president of BP’s Trinidadian oil business. Prior to joining BP, Doug completed various production engineering assignments with Exxon from 1983 to 1988.

Over the course of his career, Suttles has volunteered his time and talents to community organizations across North America. Suttles is a member of the National Petroleum Council and sits on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, the American Exploration & Production Council, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, National Association of Manufacturers and the executive committee of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Suttles has served on the University of Texas Engineering Advisory Board since 2007 and was honored with the school’s Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.

Suttles graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Joanne Alexander

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Joanne Alexander

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Joanne Alexander is responsible for the overall legal affairs of Ovintiv and its subsidiaries, and oversees the company’s corporate compliance program. She has more than 25 years of legal and business experience in the oil and gas industry.

Alexander joined Ovintiv in 2015 as executive vice president and general counsel. Previously, she has held senior legal and business roles with several companies in the oil and gas industry.

Alexander is active in the legal profession and her community. She has been recognized as Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada and is also a member of the International Women’s Forum. Alexander serves as a director of Hull Services, a leader in children’s mental health and on the Strategic Advisory Board of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary.

Alexander graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan with bachelor’s degrees in law and commerce. She is a member of the bar in Alberta and Colorado.

Corey Code

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Corey Code

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

As executive vice president and chief financial officer, Corey Code is accountable for leading Ovintiv’s financial operations. He plays a vital role in executing the company strategy, ensuring Ovintiv has a strong balance sheet and the resources in place to manage financial risks and optimize its financial performance. Code’s focus is on capital allocation and shareholder returns.

Code, who joined an Ovintiv predecessor company in 1999, has served in numerous leadership roles during his nearly 20 years with the company. He

most recently served as vice president of investor relations and strategy, and prior to that, as treasurer and vice president, portfolio management. He has been instrumental in the formulation, assessment and implementation of Ovintiv’s strategy.

Code graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor of commerce. He also received a masters of business administration from Queen’s University and is a chartered accountant.

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Greg Givens

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Greg Givens

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Greg Givens was named chief operating officer in September 2019. He is accountable for delivering operational excellence across Ovintiv’s North American assets including leveraging the Company’s top-tier plays, optimizing base production to reduce costs, increasing netbacks and enhancing profitability.

Previously, Givens was vice president and general manager for Ovintiv’s Texas operations where he was instrumental in the Company’s success in both the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford. He has more than two decades of leadership and operating experience in the oil and gas industry—working in all

facets of the business including drilling and completions, reservoir engineering, development, operations and business development.

Givens was a founding officer of EP Energy, where as vice president of the Eagle Ford division, he led the development of a 90,000 net acre asset with an annual capital budget of $1.2 billion. He began his career at Sonat Exploration which later merged with El Paso Production Company.

Givens recently served as a board member on the Permian Basin Petroleum Association and concluded a three-year term on the board of the Texas Oil & Gas Association.

Givens is a petroleum engineering graduate from Texas A&M University and has a masters in business administration from Rice University.

Brendan McCracken

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & External Affairs

Brendan McCracken

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & External Affairs

As executive vice president, corporate development and external affairs, Brendan McCracken is responsible for strategy, business development, investor relations, communications, government affairs, exploration, chief geoscience and reserves.

McCracken, who started with Ovintiv as a summer intern, has played a significant role in the success of the company—holding a variety of engineering, commercial and leadership positions.

Most recently, he held the position of vice president and general manager of Ovintiv’s Canadian operations. Prior to that, he held the position of vice president, investor relations, in addition to several other senior leadership positions.

McCracken is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. He is active in several organizations including the American Petroleum Institute Upstream Committee, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Dean’s Advisory Council to the Mount Royal University Faculty of Business and Communications.

McCracken graduated from Queen’s University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and from the University of Oxford with a master of business administration.

Rachel M. Moore

Executive Vice President, Corporate Services

Rachel M. Moore

Executive Vice President, Corporate Services

Rachel Moore joined Ovintiv in 2015. She is responsible for managing Ovintiv’s human resources, information technology, facilities, administrative services and travel support functions.

Before moving into her current role, Moore previously served as vice president, human resources, for the Company. Her two decades of experience in human resources, within a variety of industries, provided a critical foundation for Moore to develop and implement successful strategies in areas such as total compensation, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, employee training and development and change management.

Prior to joining Ovintiv, Moore held a variety of senior leadership positions including executive vice president, human resources, Savanna Energy Services Corporation, and vice president, human resources, Enerflex Systems Ltd.

Moore is the past chair of the board for the United Way of Calgary and area, and also serves as the chair of the strategic planning and governance committee. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a master of business administration from the University of Calgary.

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Reneé Zemljak

Executive Vice President, Midstream, Marketing & Fundamentals

Reneé Zemljak

Executive Vice President, Midstream, Marketing & Fundamentals

Reneé Zemljak has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry including marketing, trading, transportation, commercial midstream, commodity derivatives, commodity research and price risk management. In addition to her leadership roles at Ovintiv, she has held management positions at North American Resources Company, Montana Power and PanCanadian.

As executive vice president, midstream, marketing & fundamentals, Zemljak is responsible for marketing Ovintiv’s natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids, and executing the Company’s commercial midstream negotiations. She also is responsible for leading an energy fundamentals team focused on the assessment of global energy markets and trends, executing a comprehensive commodity price risk management program and contributing to the overall strategic direction of Ovintiv. Her leadership has been

instrumental in the development and implementation of Ovintiv’s strategic plan as it relates to capital allocation, portfolio management and revenue maximization.

Zemljak joined Ovintiv in 2002 as vice president of USA marketing, which led to her current position as executive vice president.

She has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of Montana Tech and was awarded the Montana Tech Alumni Recognition Award. Zemljak has been honored as a Top Woman in Energy by the Denver Business Journal multiple times. In 2016, she was recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil & Gas by the Oil & Gas Diversity Council in Houston. Zemljak founded the Encana Women’s Network, an internal network focused on inspiring and empowering women to reach their full potential in the energy industry.

She received bachelor of science degrees in both finance and accounting, with an emphasis on computers, from the University of Montana.