Ms. Barker is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Canada Media Fund and also serves as a trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Lanesborough REIT. She was President of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) from 2004 until her retirement in February 2006. Ms. Barker’s career at MTS spanned 19 years, during which she served in a variety of key positions, including President and COO of MTS Communications Inc.; Chair, President and CEO of Bell Intrigna Inc.; and CFO and Treasurer of MTS. A Chartered Accountant (CA), Ms. Barker holds a Bachelor of Science as well as a Certificate in Education from the University of Manitoba.
Ms. Bean is a member of the Boards of Directors of Manulife International Ltd (Asia), The Insurance Company of the West Indies and Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall, and was founding Co-Chair of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. Until her retirement in 2011, she was Executive Vice-President of Manulife Financial where, over 30 years, she also served as its Regional Executive in Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe, and held senior positions in IT, Business Development, Corporate Communications and, most recently, as head of Global HR. Ms. Bean holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Ms. Bouchard is a member of the Boards of Directors of Telus and Harry Winston Diamond Corp. She has extensive experience as a director with public and private companies and volunteer boards. Past board memberships include Banque Nationale de Paris, Ford Motor Canada, London Insurance Group and Home Capital/Home Trust. Ms. Bouchard was Global Corporate Vice-President of Motorola Inc. in the U.S., after having served as President and CEO of Motorola Canada Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences (Engineering Physics) and a Master’s Degree in Applied Sciences (Electrical Engineering) from École Polytechnique. Ms. Bouchard is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Member of the National Order of Quebec and a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Courville has devoted his entire career to the sciences of management and finance, serving as a professor and researcher at universities in Canada and the United States before being appointed President of the National Bank of Canada. He is enjoying an active “retirement” as a corporate director, an Associate Professor at l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales and proprietor of the Domaine Les Brome vineyard, which he founded in 1999. Mr. Courville is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec and the Institut économique de Montréal. His research and publications have garnered awards and bursaries in Canada and abroad, including the Coopers & Lybrand Award for his work entitled “The Storm – Navigating the New Economy”. Mr. Courville holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Mr. Gage is Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Victoria, a Director of Sky Investment Counsel and Head of the Management Committee of JEA Pension System Solutions. He is a former Chair of the Board of Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management. His career at Phillips, Hager & North, where he served as President and CEO from 1994 to 1999, spanned more than 20 years. Previously, Mr. Gage was Assistant Vice-President and Director of Confed Investment Counseling, the pension fund management arm of Confederation Life. Mr. Gage holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Victoria and an MBA (Finance) from the University of British Columbia. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and an accredited Chartered Director (McMaster University).
Mr. Garven is Senior Fellow at Canada’s Public Policy Forum, a think tank focusing on governance and public-service issues. He previously served as Deputy Minister to the Premier and Saskatchewan Cabinet Secretary. Educated in Business Administration at the Universities of Regina, Saskatchewan and Western Ontario, he holds an Honourary CMA from the Society of Management Accountants. A long-time Dean of Business at the University of Regina, Mr. Garven also was a Research Fellow in corporate governance at the Richard Ivey School of Business. A founding director of the Investment Corporation of Saskatchewan (now Greystone Managed Investments Inc.) and former Chairman and CEO of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, he has served on a variety of other public, private and not-for-profit boards.
Ms. Haight is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of World Bank’s Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and Green Shield Canada. She also sits on the Boards of the Bank of India (Canada) and Somerville College, Oxford University. Ms. Haight recently retired as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Foresters insurance organization. She previously served as Vice President, US Fixed Annuities, and Chief Accountant of Manulife Financial. She has also served as a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Ontario Arts Council, Chair of Foresters Holdings Europe, Chair of the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, and Chair of the Sectoral Advisory Group for business services to the federal Minister of Trade. Ms. Haight holds an MA Honours from Oxford. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants and a Certified Corporate Director.
Mr. MacKinnon is a member of the Boards of Directors of Telus, Pioneer Petroleum, Osisko Mining Corporation and Novadaq Technologies. Very active in professional and community circles, he serves as Chair of the Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Chair of The Toronto East General Hospital Board. He is also a member of the Boards of the Toronto Community Foundation and Roy Thomson Hall and a former Campaign Chair for the Toronto United Way. Mr. MacKinnon joined KPMG Canada in 1968, became a Partner in 1977 and was the firm’s Chief Executive Officer from 1999 until his retirement at the end of 2008. As well, he served on the KPMG International Board of Directors. Mr. MacKinnon holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1971 and became a FCA in 1994.
Mr. Mueller is Chairman of Annidis Corporation and a member of the Boards of Directors of the Scarborough Hospital (past Chair), AIM Therapeutics Inc. and Biovest Corp I. He also serves as a strategic advisor to a number of Canadian, US and European companies. From 2003 to 2005, he was President and CEO of MDS Capital Corporation. Mr. Mueller previously held a series of senior executive positions at TD Bank, including Vice Chairman and Global Head of Investment and Corporate Banking. He is a former member of the Boards of Directors of the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, Budco, TM BioScience, MDS Capital and Canadian Medical Discoveries Funds I and II. Mr. Mueller holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from York University.