The Honourable John R. Baird
Johh Baird, P.C., of Toronto, Ontario was elected to the Board of the Company in April 2016.
Mr. Baird is a Senior Business Advisor to various enterprises and a former Senior Cabinet Minister in the Government of Canada.
Mr. Baird spent three terms as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, most recently as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-2015). Previously, Mr. Baird held a variety of government posts, including President of the Treasury Board, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
Mr. Baird also spent 10 years in the Ontario Legislature. From 1995 to 2005 he served as Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Energy, and Government House Leader.
Currently, Mr. Baird serves as a Senior Business Advisor with Bennett Jones LLP. In addition, Mr. Baird currently sits on the advisory board of Barrick Gold Corp., the corporate boards of Canadian Pacific, FWD Group and PineBridge Investments, is a Global Strategic Advisor to Hatch Ltd. and is a Senior Advisor at Eurasia Group.
Mr. Baird also volunteers his time with Community Living Ontario, the Prince's Charities, and is a board member of the Friends of Israel Initiative. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University at Kingston.
Mr. Baird is a member of the Joint Corporate Governance Committee, the Joint Capital Expenditure Committee and the Joint Environment, Health and Safety Committee.