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Company Overview of Institute of Corporate Directors

Company Overview

Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a member-based association that represents Canadian directors and boards. It offers director education and professional programs; board matching and referral services; and information on current and emerging governance issues and best practices. The association also organizes topical seminars and conferences. ICD is based in Toronto, Canada.

602 - 40 University Avenue

Toronto, ON M5J 1T1






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Institute of Corporate Directors Key Developments

Institute of Corporate Directors Announces Board Changes

The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) announced the election of Isabelle Courville, Chair of the Laurentian Bank of Canada, and Gary Albert Filmon, corporate director and former Premier of Manitoba, to the ICD board of directors. Retiring from the ICD Board are Jim Fisher and Robert Parizeau, after serving the full six-year term. Ms. Courville is Chair of the Laurentian Bank of Canada and is a director of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, TVA Group Inc., Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, Institute of Corporate Directors -- Québec and Polytechnique Montréal. Mr. 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.

Institute of Corporate Directors Appoints David Emerson to its Board of Directors

Institute of Corporate Directors announced the appointment of David Emerson to the it's Board of Directors. Mr. Emerson is a corporate director and a public policy and business advisor. He has held senior positions with the Government of Canada, including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Minister of Industry. Mr. Emerson currently serves as Chair of the boards of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and TimberWest Forest Corporation. He also serves on the boards of Finning International Inc., Stantec Inc. and Newgold Inc. Mr. Emerson is Co-Chair of the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on the Public Service.

Institute of Corporate Directors Announces Board Changes

Institute of Corporate Directors elected six new members to its Board of Directors: Gerald Grandey, John Irving, Frances Lankin, Stan Magidson, Sarah Raiss, and Jo Mark Zurel. Gerald Grandey: Mr. Grandey currently serves on the Boards of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Canadian Oil Sands, Inmet Mining, Sandspring Resources Ltd., the Saskatoon Chapters of the YMCA and Junior Achievement, Persephone Theatre, the Dean's Advisory Council for the Edwards School of Business, and the Board of Governors of the Colorado School of Mines. John K. F. Irving: He is currently a director of Irving Oil Limited and has served as Chair of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation (2005 to 2007) and Chair of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies (2007 to 2010). Hon. Frances Lankin, P.C., C.M., LLD (HC): Ms. Lankin is the former President and CEO of United Way Toronto. She was the Member of Provincial Parliament for Beaches-East York from 1990 to 2001 and held posts as provincial Minister of Government Services, Chair of Management Board, Minister of Health and Minister of Economic Development and Trade. Stan Magidson, LL.M., ICD.D: Mr. Magidson is the President and CEO of the Institute of Corporate Directors and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Weizmann Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research (CFGR). Sarah Raiss, ICD.D: Ms. Raiss currently serves on the Boards of Shoppers Drug Mart, Commercial Metals Company, Canadian Oil Sands, and is President of the Calgary Petroleum Club and Chairs the Alberta Electric System Operator. Jo Mark Zurel, CA: Mr. Zurel is President of Stonebridge Capital, Chair of Newfoundland Power Inc. and a director of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Major Drilling and Highland Resources Inc. Retiring from the ICD Board are Rob Brouwer, George Cooper, David Forster, and Michael Ledgett.

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