James E.C. Carter, O.C., AOE

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Director since: 2007

Board Chair and Independent Director

Mr. Carter is a Corporate Director. Mr. Carter was appointed as Board Chair of Finning in April 2024. Mr. Carter retired from Syncrude Canada Ltd. in 2007 after 28 years, including 10 years as President and 18 years as Operations Chief. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Brand Industrial Services and EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Mr. Carter serves as board chair for Careers: The Next Generation, a non-for-profit organization. He is a former Chair of the Mining Association of Canada.

In June 2019 Mr. Carter was inducted as a Fellow of The Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Carter has also been awarded honorary doctorates by three Canadian universities. Mr. Carter is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Alberta and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie Engineering) and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.