Ms. Curran is a retired businesswoman with extensive experience in executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, financing and governance. She served as an officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited from September 2002 to the time of its sale in February 2016. As Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Canadian Oil Sands Limited, she was responsible for legal, human resources and administration and a member of the executive team focused on strategy and risk management. From 2003 to 2016, she was a director of Syncrude Canada Ltd., where she served as chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and as a member of the Pension Committee. She serves on the boards of Baytex Energy Corp. and Trican Well Services Ltd. and chairs the Human Resources and compensation Committee at both companies as well as the Health and Safety committee of Trican. Ms. Curran is also a member of the Alberta Securities Commission and past co-chair of the Calgary executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Curran holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Bachelor of Laws degree (both with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.