Board of Directors

David I. Richardson

Grafton, Ontario

Air Canada director since September 2004 and Chairman since January 2008

David I. Richardson is a corporate director. Mr. Richardson is the former Chairman of Ernst & Young Inc. (Canada) and a former Executive Partner of Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Richardson joined its predecessor, Clarkson, Gordon & Co. in 1963 and was appointed President of The Clarkson Company Limited in 1982. Mr. Richardson was also a member of the Management and Executive Committees of Ernst & Young LLP, national managing partner of the firm's Corporate Finance practice and the senior partner in the Corporate Recovery and Restructuring practice until his retirement from the partnership in 2002. Mr. Richardson is also a Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Upper Canada College. Mr. Richardson has served as the Chair of the board of directors of Nortel Networks Corporation and Nortel Networks Limited, a director of ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. and Jazz Air Holding GP Inc. (Chorus Aviation Inc.), and a trustee of Aeroplan Income Fund (Aimia Inc.).

Mr. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a member and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Chair of the Nominating Committee.
Member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Governance and Corporate Matters Committee.