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Annette Verschuren

Independent director since November 2012

Annette Verschuren is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of NRStor Inc. The company develops, builds and manages energy storage projects. From 1996 to 2011, Ms. Verschuren was President of The Home Depot Canada where she oversaw the company’s growth to 179 from 19 Canadian stores and led its entry into China. Prior to joining Home Depot, Ms. Verschuren was President and co-owner of Michaels of Canada, a chain of arts and crafts stores. Previously, Ms. Verschuren was Vice President, Corporate Development of Imasco Ltd. and Executive Vice President of Canada Development Investment Corporation.

Ms. Verschuren is Chair of the board of the MaRS Discovery District. In addition, she is a director of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Saputo Inc. and of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, of Ontario Energy Association and of the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment in Cape Breton. She serves as Chancellor of Cape Breton University and supports numerous non-profit organizations. She is a founding member of the Rideau Hall Foundation. In 2011, Ms. Verschuren was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and, in 2019, was named a companion of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

Ms. Verschuren holds honorary doctorate degrees from many Canadian universities including St. Francis Xavier University where she also earned a bachelor of business administration degree.