The Institute of Corporate Directors names recipients of the 2012
ICD Fellowship Awards
Four Canadian directors recognized for outstanding performance in
TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)
is pleased to announce the following four Canadian business leaders as
recipients of the 2012 ICD Fellowship Awards: Mr. Richard Drouin, C.C.,
O.Q., Q.C., Chairman, Stonebridge Financial (Québec, Que.); Ms.
Janice G. Rennie, FCA, Director, Teck Resources Limited (Edmonton,
Alta.); Mr. Robert Bertram, MBA, CFA, ICD.D, Director, Nexen Inc.
(Aurora, Ont.); and Ms. Beverley A. Briscoe, FCA, Director, Goldcorp
Inc. (Vancouver, B.C.).
The ICD confers the F.ICD designation annually to a prominent group
of directors who exemplify the distinct qualities of good governance in
boardrooms across the country.
"The quality of nominations for this year’s awards was
excellent, making the selection committee’s task of selecting only
four individuals that much harder. The list of highly regarded
governance leaders reflects the importance of effective governance, the
desire to strengthen it, and the collective appreciation to those who
strive for greater accountability and oversight in the boardroom," said
ICD Fellowship Nomination Committee Chair Ms Mary Mogford, ICD.D, F.ICD
The 2012 Fellows were nominated by their peers and chosen by members
of the independent Nomination Committee including: Sir Graham Day,
F.ICD, Mr. Robert Després, O.C., G.O.Q., F.ICD, Dr. Gail
Cook-Bennett, O.C., F.ICD, Mr. James Gray, O.C., A.O.E., LL.D, F.ICD,
and Ms. Elizabeth Watson, LL.B, ICD.D. The committee considered a number
of attributes such as leadership, accountability to stakeholders,
contributions to governance, management relations, enhancing the
effectiveness of the board and collegiality. Contributions outside of
the boardroom such as published material, speaking engagements, and
community involvement were also considered.
The Fellows will be inaugurated at the 15th annual ICD Fellowship
Awards Gala on May 30, 2012 in Edmonton. The gala will be held in
conjunction with the second annual ICD National Conference. Tickets for
the conference and awards gala can be purchased by calling the ICD at
1-877-593-7741 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous ICD Fellowship inductees include: Ms. Eileen Mercier, MA,
MBA, F.ICD, Chair, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (2009); Mr.
Purdy Crawford, C.C., Q.C., ICD.D, F.ICD, Corporate Director (1999); and
Mr. Hugh Bolton, FCA, F.ICD, Chair, EPCOR Utilities Inc. (2006).
About The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)
The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a not-for-profit,
member-based association representing Canadian directors and boards
across the for-profit, not-for-profit, and government sectors. With more
than 5,500 members and a network of nine chapters, the ICD promotes the
effectiveness of directors by providing quality director education and
professional certification; opportunities for continuous learning and
networking through local chapter events; board matching and referral
service; and access to timely information on current and emerging
governance issues and best practices. For more information, please
Maliha Aqeel, Marketing Communications Manager, Institute of
Corporate Directors, (416) 593-7741, ext. 229, email@example.com.