Mr. Livingston has served as vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Imperial Oil Limited since August 2004.
A native of Toronto, Ont., Mr. Livingston is a graduate of Queens University with a degree in mechanical engineering. In 1976, he worked as an engineer in the upstream business in Calgary, Alta., before continuing his education at the University of Toronto where he earned a bachelor of law degree. In 1981, Mr. Livingston took a two-year assignment with the federal government in Ottawa, Ont., and was called to the bar in 1982. Mr. Livingston also spent several years working with two major law firms in Toronto.
In 1985, Mr. Livingston joined Imperial Oil as a counsel in the law department. He was transferred to the treasurers department as a financial analyst in 1989 and later became manager of credit. In 1994, he commenced a three-year secondment with Exxon Corporation in Dallas, Texas, and returned to Imperial in 1997 as director of corporate tax. In 2002, he was appointed vice-president and general counsel.