Irving Oil statement

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After more than eight years of leading Irving Oil, our President Ian Whitcomb has made a personal decision to step down from his role. Ian will continue in his leadership role as President of Irving Oil until June 9, 2024.

"I am grateful for Ian's leadership of Irving Oil over the past eight and a half years," says Arthur Irving, Chairman Emeritus. “Building on the strong history of Irving Oil, Ian has helped lead the company through a significant period of growth, working alongside a strong leadership team, hard-working, dedicated employees and loyal customers. And for all of them, I am thankful too. We wish Ian all the very best in the future." 

“I am very proud of our team and what we have accomplished together," says Ian Whitcomb, President. "I am especially grateful to Mr. Irving for providing me with this opportunity, to have had the experience of working with Mr. Irving, Sandra Irving and Sarah Irving over these past eight years and for the mentorship to allow me, and all of us at Irving Oil, to be successful. Our whole Irving Oil team has worked to make the company stronger by focusing on safety, operational excellence and our customers, including adding significant growth in Ireland and New England and developing a strategy to guide Irving Oil through this time of energy transition. I have been very fortunate to work with an exceptionally talented senior leadership team and this team will continue in place."

"The strategic review of the company is ongoing and outcomes associated with it are not yet clear," says Maureen Kempston-Darkes, Lead Director of Irving Oil’s Board of Directors. "Decisions related to Ian Whitcomb's replacement have not yet been made. Recognizing that the strategic review will be ongoing, Jeff Matthews, Chief Financial Officer of Irving Oil, will take the leadership role in this process. Having joined Irving Oil more than 29 years ago, Jeff has a deep knowledge of our company and the evolving needs of our customers. The company remains focused on its people, sustainable, safe operations and serving its customers and communities.”