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Our management team

Our executive management team represents many years of industry and leadership experience.

Rich Kruger

Rich Kruger

Chairman, president and chief executive officer

Mr. Kruger is currently chairman, president and chief executive officer of Imperial Oil Limited, a role he assumed on March 1, 2013.

In 1981, Mr. Kruger started his career with Exxon in Houston, Texas, and held various technical, supervisory, and management positions throughout the United States. In 1996, he became technical manager for Exxon's engineering activities in the former Soviet Union and in 1999 was appointed vice president, Africa Deepwater, ExxonMobil Development Company. In 2001, he was appointed director and chairman of ExxonMobil's subsidiaries in Malaysia, and in 2003 was appointed vice president, Asia Pacific/Middle East, for ExxonMobil Production Company.

Mr. Kruger was appointed vice president, United States, of ExxonMobil Production Company in 2005 and in 2006 was named executive vice president of ExxonMobil Production Company. He was appointed president of ExxonMobil Production Company and elected a vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2008.

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Kruger holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Houston.

John Whelan

John Whelan

Senior vice-president, upstream

John Whelan was appointed as senior vice-president, upstream, effective March 1, 2017.

A professional engineer, Mr. Whelan started his career with Mobil Oil Canada in 1988 as a subsurface engineer in Drayton Valley, Alberta. In 1991, he moved to Stavanger, Norway and held a variety of roles related to the development of major offshore oil and gas projects.

Mr. Whelan returned to Canada in 1999 and progressed through various managerial assignments related to ExxonMobil Canada's east coast producing operations. In 2004, Mr. Whelan assumed a role at ExxonMobil Production Company's headquarters in Houston, Texas as a planning and business analyst.  The following year, he coordinated ExxonMobil Production Company's global business plan and in 2006 he became operations technical manager with ExxonMobil's US production affiliate.

Two years later, Mr. Whelan moved to Stavanger, Norway to become operations manager for ExxonMobil's Norwegian affiliate. Following that assignment, Mr. Whelan returned to Houston to assume ExxonMobil Production Company's planning and commercial manager role until joining Imperial in 2013.

A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, Mr. Whelan earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Beverley Babcock

Beverley Babcock

Senior vice-president, finance and administration and controller

Beverley Babcock was appointed senior vice-president, finance and administration and controller, effective September 1, 2015.

Ms. Babcock is Canadian and holds a bachelor's degree from Queen's University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from McMaster University. She is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Ms. Babcock has held a variety of diverse assignments over the course of her career with Imperial in Canada and has had global assignments with Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States and the United Kingdom, including assistant controller of financial reporting and treasury finance manager, where she was responsible for financing large scale projects in West Africa. She also coordinated ExxonMobil's communications to shareholders and analysts in the investment community as investor relations manager and most recently was responsible for a global organization providing accounting, reporting and payroll services as vice-president, corporate financial services with Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Theresa Redburn

Theresa Redburn

Senior vice-president, commercial and corporate development

Theresa Redburn was appointed senior vice-president, commercial and corporate development, effective January 1, 2017.

Ms. Redburn has worked for Imperial for over 30 years in a range of positions within the downstream, corporate and upstream segments of the business.  Within the downstream, Ms. Redburn had various assignments, including refining operations and projects, and marketing roles in lubricants and specialties and retail.  Ms. Redburn worked as the risk management manager in 1994 and moved into the role of Canada heating fuel manager a few years later.  Ms. Redburn then moved into the corporate group in 2000, assuming management roles in corporate planning and public affairs.  This was followed by a move into the upstream area of the business where she became the manager of gas, power and NGL marketing. 

In 2009, Ms. Redburn undertook global assignments with Exxon Mobil Corporation in Houston, as manager business analysis in gas marketing and then as the commercial manager in upstream ventures, both covering ExxonMobil’s global business interests.

Ms. Redburn returned to Canada in 2014 and was appointed vice-president upstream commercial at Imperial. 

Ms. Redburn is Canadian and holds a bachelor of science degree from Queen’s University in Chemical Engineering.

Peter Dinnick

Peter Dinnick

Vice-president and general counsel

Mr. Dinnick was appointed vice-president and general counsel effective January 1, 2017.

Mr. Dinnick graduated from University of Adelaide (South Australia) with a B.Sc. Honors Degree in Geology in 1985 and worked in the Australian mining industry (gold & nickel) with Western Mining Corporation before returning to law school in 1987.   He was subsequently admitted to the Bar in South Australian in 1991 and worked in private practice until joining Esso Australia's law department in mid-1994 (also gaining admission to the Bar in the State of Victoria).

Mr. Dinnick undertook various assignments within Esso Australia's law department before being assigned to the law department of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited in 2004, as the international contracts and projects manager.  From July 2007 to May 2012, Mr. Dinnick was the general counsel of Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL), operator of the Sakhalin 1 Project, based in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island (Far East Russia) and ExxonMobil Russia Inc. (Moscow) and manager of the law function in Russia for ExxonMobil.  From May 2012 to December 2016, Mr. Dinnick was assistant general counsel, upstream, with Imperial Oil Limited and after completing NCA, articling and CPLED requirements, was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2015.

David Bailey

David Bailey

Treasurer

Mr. Bailey was appointed treasurer of Imperial Oil Limited on April 1, 2013.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Bailey holds a computer science degree from Trinity University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

Mr. Bailey joined Exxon Mobil Corporation’s treasurer’s department in 1999 as a financial analyst and held several positions of increasing responsibility in cash management, capital markets, credit, and business services. During this time, he completed assignments in the U.S., Belgium, and the U.K. spanning corporate, upstream, and downstream activities.

In 2007, Mr. Bailey served as an advisor in ExxonMobil’s investor relations department communicating ExxonMobil’s core strategies and strengths to the investment community. In 2010, he became manager of the Dallas Treasury Center, where he directed a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of short-term investments and borrowing, foreign exchange, and treasury share purchases for ExxonMobil’s affiliates across Canada, the U.S., and South America.

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