TORONTO, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)
announced today that Donna Soble Kaufman, LL.M., F.ICD, has been
elected Chair of the Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2011. She
will succeed Wayne McLeod, FCA, who has served in that role since 2006.
Mrs. Kaufman has been a director of the ICD since 2005. She is a former
partner of Stikeman Elliott, where she practised anti-trust law. She
has served on a number of boards of public, Crown and not-for-profit
corporations since 1987, when she became a director, Chair of the Board
and Chief Executive Officer of Selkirk Communications. She currently
serves on the Boards of BCE Inc., Bell Canada, and TransAlta
Corporation, where she chairs the Board.
Mrs. Kaufman is a director of The Historica-Dominion Institute. She
serves on the Canadian Advisory Board of Catalyst, a non-profit
organization working to expand opportunities for women in business, and
is a member of the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on the Public
Service. In 2001, Mrs. Kaufman was named a Fellow of the Institute of
"On behalf of the ICD, I would like to thank Wayne for the extraordinary
commitment and value he provided in overseeing the ICD's development
and growth over his four-year term as Chair," said Stan Magidson,
President and CEO of the ICD. "With Donna's appointment, a new chapter
in the ICD's development begins. We are very fortunate to have such an
intelligent, accomplished, and experienced director leading our Board
as Chair. The ICD continues to go from strength-to-strength."
About the Institute of Corporate Directors
The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a not-for-profit,
member-based association promoting the effectiveness of Canadian
directors and boards.
SOURCE Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)
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