Eileen Mercier, Corporate Director

Ms. Mercier is a professional director and her career encompasses more than 40 years of general management experience in the financial services, communications, integrated oil and forest products sectors. Ms. Mercier retired as the Chair of the Board of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan at the end of 2014 and in July 2015 became Chair of the Board of Payments Canada. She is currently a director of the Royal Conservatory of Music. From 1995 to 2003, Ms. Mercier headed her own management consulting firm, Finvoy Management Inc., specializing in financial strategy, restructuring and corporate governance issues. Prior to that time, she was Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Abitibi-Price Inc. She holds an MBA from York University and a master’s degree in English from the University of Alberta. In 2010, Ms. Mercier received an honorary LLD from York University and in 2013, an honorary LLD from Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2011, she was ranked one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence. In January 2013, November 2015 and November 2017, Ms. Mercier was named to Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Accenture Corporate Directors category. In October 2016, Ms. Mercier was appointed chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Ms. Mercier was appointed a member of Intact Financial Corporation’s former Advisory Board in 1999.