Encana shuffles management for revised strategy

Encana Corp., Calgary, will set up a new management structure as part of its ongoing strategy development process and has appointed a senior management team that will report directly to Doug Suttles, president and chief executive officer.

Suttles said, “The new organizational structure aligns with the core competencies needed to get Encana back to winning. These include resource identification, operational excellence, market fundamentals, and capital allocation combined with balance sheet strength.”

The company needs to “involve a much wider group of people to determine the next steps in our strategy development process,” Suttles added.

The new structure and management appointments are to take effect by yearend.

Mike McAllister is appointed executive vice-president and chief operating officer.

David Hill is appointed executive vice-president, exploration and business development.

Sherri Brillon continues as executive vice-president and chief financial officer, and Renee Zemljak continues as executive vice-president, midstream, marketing and fundamentals.

Senior management leaving the company include Jeff Wojahn, executive vice-president and president of the USA Division, retiring after 23 years with Encana.

Others departing are Eric Marsh, executive vice-president, natural gas economy and senior vice-president, USA Division, 13 years; Bill Stevenson, executive vice-president and chief accounting officer, 21 years; Bob Grant, executive vice-president, corporate development, EH&S and reserves, 28 years; and Bill Oliver, executive vice-president and chief corporate officer, 31 years.

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