Mark Smith

Secretary and Chair of Governance, Fairness Alberta

Surmont Energy, BComm, LLB

Over 25 years of experience in the energy business as an executive, director, early investor, and lawyer.

Mark is the CEO of Surmont Energy and Spoke Resources Ltd. He has served as Executive Chairman, Director and/or officer of public and private companies in the oil and gas Canadian and international E&P, Canadian oil and gas services, and IT sectors. As CEO he has led companies working in the Middle East, Kazakhstan, Argentina and Colombia in addition to Canada.   

Formerly as a partner with Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP with an energy-focused practice both domestically & internationally, he regularly advised on corporate and asset acquisitions and divestitures valued up to a billion dollars.

BComm (1982) U of Alberta; LLB U of Alberta (1986), Member of Law Society of Alberta; Member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.