Board of Directors

Annette Verschuren, O.C.

Toronto, Ontario

Independent director since November 2012

Annette Verschuren is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of NRStor Inc., a new venture focused on commercializing energy storage technologies. From 1996 to 2011, Ms. Verschuren was the President of The Home Depot Canada where she oversaw the company’s growth from 19 to 179 Canadian stores and led its entry into China. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Ms. Verschuren was the President and co-owner of Michaels of Canada, a chain of arts and crafts stores. Previously, Ms. Verschuren was the Vice President, Corporate Development of Imasco Ltd. and the Executive Vice President of Canada Development Investment Corporation. Ms. Verschuren is a director of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group and Saputo Inc. She serves as Chancellor of Cape Breton University and is a board member of numerous non-profit organizations including the CAMH Foundation, the Conference Board of Canada and MaRS Discovery District. In 2011, Ms. Verschuren was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility.

Ms. Verschuren holds honorary doctorate degrees from Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Carleton University, Ryerson University and St. Francis Xavier University where she also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Committee Memberships:

  • Governance and Nominating Committee (Chair)
  • Audit, Finance and Risk Committee
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee