For over 15 years Sheila was an executive at large-cap companies in the energy and transportation sectors. She has senior management experience in investor, government and stakeholder relations; communications; corporate culture and reputation; and environmental performance. She retired from Cenovus Energy in March 2016, having served most recently as Executive Vice-President, Environment & Corporate Affairs. Prior to the creation of Cenovus in 2009, Sheila was Executive Vice-President, Corporate Communications at Encana Corporation and from 1985 to 2001 served as Vice-President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for Canadian Pacific Limited.

Sheila has an MBA from McGill University and an ICD designation . She   is a director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Vice-Chair of the Haskayne School of Business Management Advisory Council.