Hon. David L. Emerson PC, OBC, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Director since: 2008
- Independent Director
Mr. Emerson PC, OBC is a Corporate Director, Public Policy Advisor and a senior advisor to CAI Managers, a private equity fund. Nationally, he has held senior positions with the Government of Canada, including: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Trade with responsibility for the Asia Pacific Gateway initiative and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Minister of Industry. In British Columbia, Mr. Emerson was the Province’s Deputy Minister of Finance, Secretary to Treasury Board, Deputy Minister to the Premier and Secretary to Cabinet. His leadership roles in the private sector included: President and CEO of Canfor Corporation, President and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport Authority and Chairman and CEO of Canadian Western Bank. Mr. Emerson is currently Board Chair of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and TimberWest Forest Corporation and serves on the Boards of Directors of New Gold Inc. and Stantec Inc. In addition, Mr. Emerson is a director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Trudeau Foundation, a member of The Alberta Asia Advisory Council and a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation. Mr. Emerson is a recipient of the Order of British Columbia, the 2013 Honorary Associate of the Conference Board of Canada and a recipient of the Peter Lougheed Award of Excellence in Public Policy.
Mr. Emerson holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Economics from the University of Alberta and Doctorate in Economics from Queen’s University.
Mr. Emerson is Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and Pension Committee.