Board of Directors


Dr. Gail Cook-Bennett, CM, PhD, F.ICD 
Chair, Institute of Corporate Directors
Director since: 2009

Gail Cook-Bennett served as Chair of the Board of Manulife Financial from 2008 to 2013, the first Chair of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board from 1998 to 2008 and is currently the Chair of the Institute of Corporate Directors.  She also chairs advisory committees to the Deputy Heads of both the Treasury Board Secretariat and Transport Canada, Government of Canada.
 
In addition to her advisory and not-for-profit roles, her corporate and Crown directorships since 1978 have included the Bank of Canada, TD Bank, Petro-Canada, Enbridge Consumers Gas, Emera, Cadillac Fairview, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Mackenzie Financial and Transcontinental.  She has served on or chaired all major board committees.
 
Ms. Cook-Bennett holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan, beginning her career as a professor at the University of Toronto. She has been awarded the Order of Canada, as well as honorary doctor of laws degrees from Carleton University and York University. Ms. Cook-Bennett was named to the top 100 Women in Canada on three occasions and has been recognized by her peers as a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Mr. Luc Bachand, ICD.D 1
Corporate Director
Director since: 2017

Luc Bachand was Vice-Chairman and the Head of BMO Capital Markets in Québec from 2006 until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Bachand joined BMO Financial Group in 1983 where he held several positions within the Capital Markets Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Concordia University.
 
Mr. Bachand is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, Morneau Shepell Inc., the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, the Fondation Jeunes en Tête and the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation. 


Ms. Isabelle Courville 2
Corporate Director
Director since: 2013
 
Isabelle Courville, an engineer and a lawyer by training, is Chair of the Board of the Laurentian Bank of Canada. She is also a board member of Canadian Pacific Railway, Veolia Environnement, SNC-Lavalin and Gecina.
 
Previously, Ms. Courville was President of Hydro-Québec Distribution and President of Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie. She was active for 20 years in the Canadian telecommunications business, where she served as President of Bell Canada’s Enterprise Group and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Nordiq Group.
 
In 2007, Ms. Courville received the McGill Management Achievement Award for her contribution to the business world and community involvement. In 2012, she was ranked amongst Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. In 2010, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec awarded her the Prix Hommage for her exceptional contribution to the engineering profession.
 
In 2017, Ms. Courville received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Montreal.


Hon. David L. Emerson PC, OBC
Corporate Director
Director since: 2013

David Emerson is a corporate director and public policy advisor. Nationally, he has held senior positions with the Government of Canada, including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Industry and Minister of International Trade with responsibility for the Asia Pacific Gateway Initiative and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. In British Columbia, Mr. Emerson was the Province’s Deputy Minister of Finance, Secretary to Treasury Board, Deputy Minister to the Premier and Secretary to Cabinet.
 
His leadership roles included: President and CEO of Canfor Corporation, President and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport Authority, and Chairman and CEO of Canadian Western Bank. Mr. Emerson is currently Board Chair of Maple Leaf Foods and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. 
 
Mr. Emerson is a recipient of the Order of British Columbia, the Peter Lougheed Award of Excellence in Public Policy, and was named an Honorary Associate of the Conference Board of Canada.


Hon. Gary Albert Filmon, PC, OC, OM, LL.D, ICD.D 2
Corporate Director
Director since: 2013
 
Gary Filmon is a corporate director and public policy advisor.  He is the former Premier of Manitoba who oversaw increased economic growth while improving the province’s finances over his three terms. Mr. Filmon is currently Chairman of the Exchange Income Corporation and a director of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.  He has previously served on the boards of MTS Allstream Inc., Pollard Banknote Ltd., Moffat Communications Inc., Wellington West Capital Inc., FWS Holdings Ltd and Arctic Glacier Income Trust.
 
Mr. Filmon is currently a member of the Board of the Friends of Upper Fort Garry, an organization committed to creating a provincial park on the site of the former fort.  He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Order of Manitoba.


Ms. Linda Hohol 2
Corporate Director
Director since: 2017

Linda Hohol serves on the boards of NAV Canada and Canadian Western Bank (CWB). She chairs the Audit and Finance Committee of NAV Canada, and serves on both this committee and the Risk Committee of CWB.
 
Ms. Hohol was the President of the TSX Venture Exchange at the TMX Group Inc. from 2002 until 2007. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice-President of Wealth Management at CIBC and Senior Vice President for Alberta and NWT, also at CIBC.

Ms. Hohol has served on the boards of numerous for-profits, not-for-profits and Crown corporations, including Export Development Canada, ATB Financial, Calgary Airport Authority, Canada Foundation for Innovation, EllisDon Construction, Alberta Health Services. She was also Chair of the United Way of Calgary.
 
Ms. Hohol received the distinguished business leader award from the Haskayne School of Business in 2005.


Mr. John K. F. Irving, ICD.D 1
Ocean Capital Investments Limited
Director since: 2012
 
John Irving has been with the Irving Group of companies since 1983, including Irving Oil and J. D. Irving Limited. He is President of Ocean Capital Investments Limited, which has companies active in a number of areas including real estate, radio broadcasting, construction and building materials.
 
Mr. Irving is on the Board of Directors of The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council and is active in numerous community initiatives, including Honorary Colonel of the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment. He has served as Chair of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, Chair of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies and Chair of the New Brunswick Museum. Other board memberships have included the Kings Landing Historical Settlement and the Heritage Canada Foundation. In addition, he holds a number of volunteer appointments with several universities.
 
Mr. Irving has been recognized for his engagement with, and support of, various cultural, heritage and educational activities. He is a recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal as well as the military Meritorious Service Medal.


Ms. Andrea Rosen
Corporate Director
Director since: 2017

Andrea Rosen has been a corporate director since 2006.  She currently serves as a director of Manulife Financial Corporation (from 2011), Emera Inc. (from 2007) and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (from 2008).  She was previously a director of Hiscox Ltd. from 2006-2015.

Prior to January 2005, Ms. Rosen worked at TD Bank Financial Group for over a decade, where she ultimately served as Vice Chair, TD Bank Financial Group and President of TD Canada Trust.  Earlier in her career, she held progressively senior positions at Wood Gundy Inc. and was Vice President at Varity Corporation.

Ms. Rosen has an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.


Mr. Jo Mark Zurel, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D 2
Corporate Director
Director since: 2012
 
Jo Mark Zurel is President of Stonebridge Capital Inc., a position he has held since 2006. He is a member of various boards, including Highland Copper Company, Fortis Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Major Drilling Group International Inc. 
 
Mr. Zurel recently retired as Chair of Newfoundland Power and is on the boards of several private company and not-for-profit organizations. He is also past-Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.  Prior to 2006, Mr. Zurel was Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of CHC Helicopter Corporation, where he helped build the organization into the world's largest helicopter operating company.

1. Audit Committee
2. Governance & Human Resources Committee