John Howard


John is currently on the Boards of Directors of Autism Calgary and the Society for Treatment of Autism, and the Advisory Boards of Acceleware Ltd and Proton Technologies.

John retired as Vice President, Production from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd in 2017 after 37+ years of experience in the energy sector. John’s full-time career focussed on heavy oil and thermal oil sands production and included executive roles in a number of companies. He continues an active interest in energy and environmental technologies.

He was a co-founder and Director of Verdant Energy Ltd, a renewable energy company. He was also a Director of New Heights School for Children with PDD/Autism and served on the Capital Fundraising Committee for the Society for the Treatment of Autism.

John was born and raised in Calgary. He has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, an MBA from the University of Calgary and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association and The Chancellor’s Club of the University of Calgary.

John and his wife, Joanne have two children both of whom attended University of Calgary on either a full-time or continuing education basis. John enjoys travel, golf, fitness, the theatre, and aspires to be a life-long learner.