Her expertise lies in bringing business, governments, communities, Indigenous groups and other non-governmental actors together to support the development of energy resources from initial stages of project design through permitting and consultation to investment decision, construction, operations and decommissioning.
In her current role as Shell Canada Limited President and Country Chair she is responsible for integrating and coordinating business investment and operational performance across Shell’s lines of business in Canada including upstream, downstream, integrated gas and new energies, and is accountable for Shell’s overall reputation and stakeholder relations in the country.
While President and Country Chair, Susannah is also General Manager, Renewable Energy Solutions for Canada. In this capacity she is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Shell’s growth pillar which invests in renewable power, carbon capture sequestration, renewable fuels including hydrogen and nature-based systems.
Susannah was formerly Director of Corporate Affairs, LNG Canada, a joint venture of Shell, Petronas, Mitsubishi, PetroChina and Kogas. She was responsible for the project’s federal and provincial regulatory approvals, Indigenous relations and negotiations, government relations, media relations, community consultation and communications. When the joint venture participants took a Final Investment Decision to build the facility in 2018, it was heralded as the single largest private sector investment in Canadian history.
Susannah joined the LNG Canada project as a Shell secondee after holding roles as Vice President, Value Chain Integration, Shell Canada; Vice President, Communications, Upstream International; and Head, Government Relations for Shell Canada.
Prior to joining Shell in 2009, Susannah was Director, Government Affairs for TC Energy based in Washington, D.C. and New York City, where she was responsible for driving government policy at federal and state levels in support of TransCanada’s existing power and pipeline interests, as well as new business development activities.
Susannah has served on various for profit and non-profit boards. She is currently on the board of The Vancouver General Hospital Foundation and serves on the Executive Committees of the Business Council of BC and the Business Council of Canada. She is also on the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute Advisory Council, co-Chair of the Business Council of Alberta’s Define the Decade and co-Chair of the Canada Chamber of Commerce Western Executive Council.
Susannah holds a MA from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA from The George Washington University. She also speaks English, French and Spanish.
October 5th, 2022 Dreamer Day Fest
Believe, Achieve, Repeat: Susannah Pierce's Personal Mantras For Success
Trying to figure out what you want to do for your future career can be scary and overwhelming. Tune in and get inspired by Susannah’s five personal mantras that helped her believe, achieve and pursue her dream career.