Mark Little was appointed COO at Suncor effective 1 December. He is currently president, Upstream, at the company. Little joined Suncor in 2008 and has held various roles in the organization, including leading the integration between Suncor and Petro-Canada following the merger. Little has several years of experience managing Suncor's upstream organization, including all Suncor's operated and non-operated oil sands, in situ, and conventional exploration and production worldwide, and Syncrude Canada where he is chair of the board of directors. Before joining Suncor, Little headed the development of oil sands projects for a major international energy company. His past experience includes leadership roles in oil sands production and refining operations, strategic planning, environment, health and safety, and energy trading.