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Governance

Officers

A. Mark Foote, President and Chief Executive Officer

Stuart Auld, Chief Financial Officer

Steven Deck, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Heavy Equipment

Justin Warren, Senior Vice President, Industrial Parts and Engineered Repair Services

Gregory Abtosway, Vice President, Corporate Development

Tania Casadinho, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Cristian Rodriguez, Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety (EHS) and Sustainability

Irene Stretton, Vice President, Human Resources

Andrew Tam, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Leslie Abi-karam

Ms. Abi-karam is a corporate director. She serves on the board of TFI International Inc., a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry. She is also the President of LAK Partners LLC, an independent advisor to private equity firms and technology start-ups.

Ms. Abi-karam has over 36 years of experience in technology and management, including an extensive career at Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company providing mailing, shipping, e-commerce and software solutions. From 2008 to 2013, she served as President of Pitney Bowes’ portfolio of global communications solutions businesses, with responsibility for operations in 40 countries, and oversaw their transition from physical to digital solutions. Prior to that, she served as President of Pitney Bowes’ global document messaging technologies group, and President of its global mail services business, where she introduced and commercialized a suite of digital, internet-enabled products. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport.

Thomas M. Alford

Mr. Alford is President, Well Services of Precision Drilling Corporation, a leading provider of contract drilling and well services. He is also the Chairman of Trican Well Service Ltd., a supplier of products, equipment and services used during the development of oil and gas reserves. Until 2017, Mr. Alford was a director of High Arctic Energy Services Inc., a supplier of drilling and specialized well completion services, and until 2020, a director of Strad Inc., an energy services and solutions provider to the North American oil and gas industry.

Mr. Alford has more than 40 years of experience in the western Canadian oil and gas industry. He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of IROC Energy Services Corporation, an Alberta oilfield services company offering a diverse range of innovative products, services and equipment, and served as interim-President and Chief Executive Officer of High Arctic. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.

Edward M. Barrett

Mr. Barrett is Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Barrett Corporation, a private holding and management company with interests in wholesale distribution, commercial refrigeration and satellite/wireless communications. He is also a co-founder, significant shareholder and a director of Xplornet Communications Inc. Mr. Barrett is a director of Atlantic Industries Limited, a private company that designs and fabricates corrugated steel products primarily for infrastructure applications, NAV Canada, Canada’s civil air navigation services provider, Medavie Inc., a health services and Blue Cross provider in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, and Apex Industries Inc., a private company focused on metal manufacturing, product development and automation. Until 2020, Mr. Barrett was the Chairman of NB Power, an electric utility Crown corporation.

Mr. Barrett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University and a Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University. He was inducted into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame in 2010 and has been recognized as a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

Douglas A. Carty

Mr. Carty is a corporate director. He serves on the board of Yellow Corporation, a leading North American transportation services provider. He is also the Chairman and Co-Founder of Switzer-Carty Transportation Inc., a Burlington, Ontario based provider of school bus services. Until 2020, Mr. Carty was a director of Points International Ltd., a company offering products and services to the loyalty program industry.

Previously, Mr. Carty served as Chief Financial Officer of Laidlaw International Inc., and subsequently as the President and Chief Executive Officer of its school bus subsidiary. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and Canadian Airlines Corporation. Mr. Carty holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Sylvia D. Chrominska

Ms. Chrominska is a corporate director. She serves as a director of Emera Incorporated, a company which invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas distribution and utility energy services, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. She was the Chair of Scotia Group Jamaica Limited until 2016.

Ms. Chrominska has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive in the banking sector, and was previously Group Head, Global Human Resources and Communications at the Bank of Nova Scotia, where she had global responsibility for human resources, corporate communications, government relations, public policy and corporate social responsibility. Ms. Chrominska holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and has served on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Richard Ivey School of Business. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 2014.

A. Jane Craighead

Ms. Craighead is a corporate director currently serving on the boards of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, Intertape Polymer Group Inc. and Crombie REIT. She also serves on the board of the McGill University Health Centre Foundation and is a Member of the Board of Regents of Mount Allison University. Ms. Craighead has many years of strategic human resources experience and was previously Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Prior to that, she was the Global Practice Leader, Rewards at Rio Tinto Plc, and the Eastern Canada Human Capital Advisory Services Business Leader at Mercer Human Resources Consulting. Ms. Craighead holds a Ph.D. in Management and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from McGill University, a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) from Mount Allison University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Robert P. Dexter, Chairman, Board of Directors

Mr. Dexter is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maritime Travel Inc., an independent travel agency with over 115 locations across Canada, and the Chairman of the board of directors of the Corporation. He is a director of BCE Inc., the largest communications company in Canada, and High Liner Foods Incorporated, the leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood. He is also counsel to the law firm Stewart McKelvey. Until 2016, Mr. Dexter was Chairman of Empire Company Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary Sobeys Inc.

Mr. Dexter holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1995. He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame in 2006.

John C. Eby

Mr. Eby is a corporate director. He is a Founder and the President of Developing Scholars, a charity supporting education projects in Guatemala, and a trustee of Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust.

Previously, Mr. Eby was the Vice-Chairman of Scotia Capital Inc., where he was responsible for overseeing the mining practice, and prior to that, was Senior Vice President, Corporate and Energy Banking at Scotiabank. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

A. Mark Foote

Mr. Foote is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.

Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Foote was the President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada) of Zellers Inc., a major Canadian department store. Prior to that, he was the President and Chief Merchandising Officer (Canada) of Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest food retailer, where he oversaw procurement and merchandising functions for all lines of business, marketing, supply chain and information technology. Mr. Foote also had an extensive career with Canadian Tire Corporation, one of Canada’s largest automotive, hardware, sports, leisure and home products retailers, where he worked for 28 years, including six years as President, Canadian Tire Retail. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.

Alexander S. Taylor

Mr. Taylor is President, Nuclear of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a world-leader in the engineering and construction industry. Previously, he was President, Power Group of SNC-Lavalin. Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin in 2014, Mr. Taylor was Senior Group Vice President, Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Business Unit of ABB Inc., a leader in power and automation technologies for the industrial and utility sectors.

Mr. Taylor has more than 41 years of experience working with Canadian utility and industry customers. He began his career with Atomic Energy of Canada as a commissioning engineer, before joining Elsag Bailey Process Automation N.V., one of the world’s leading process automation groups. He held successively senior management positions in Canada and overseas, and when ABB acquired Elsag Bailey, was appointed Head of Oil and Gas Industries within the Automation Technologies division. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Susan Uthayakumar

Ms. Uthayakumar is the Global Sustainability Business Division Leader of Schneider Electric, a leading global provider of energy management and digital automation solutions. She was previously Country President (Canada) of Schneider. Ms. Uthayakumar is a director First Cobalt Corp., a company focused on the exploration, development and refinement of cobalt. Until 2020, she was a director of Adesto Technologies Corporation, a supplier of semiconductors and embedded systems for the Internet of things.

Ms. Uthayakumar has over 25 years of experience in finance and management. Since 2004, she has held progressively senior roles at Schneider including, in Canada, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Partner Business, and Vice President, National Sales. She began her career as a Chartered Accountant in the consulting practice at Deloitte, later joining McCain Foods Limited, where she developed and executed global growth strategies. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.