Institute of Corporate Directors appoints the Hon. David Emerson to its Board of Directors

TORONTO, April 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Donna Soble Kaufman, Chair of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), is pleased to welcome the Hon. David Emerson to the Institute's Board of Directors.

"As an organization dedicated to promoting the effectiveness of directors and boards in Canada, it is important that the ICD have a strong board of directors," says Mrs. Kaufman. "Mr. Emerson brings outstanding experience and expertise from an accomplished career in the public and corporate sectors. We are confident that he will add tremendous value to our board and organization."

The Hon. David L. Emerson P.C, O.B.C.
Mr. Emerson is a corporate director and a public policy and business advisor. He has held senior positions with the Government of Canada, including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Minister of Industry. Mr. Emerson currently serves as Chair of the boards of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and TimberWest Forest Corporation. He also serves on the boards of Finning International Inc., Stantec Inc. and Newgold Inc. Mr. Emerson is Co-Chair of the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on the Public Service.

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The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a not-for-profit, member-based association representing Canadian directors and boards across the for-profit, not-for-profit, and government sectors. The ICD has more than 7,000 members and 11 local chapters across Canada. The ICD fosters the sharing of knowledge and wisdom through education, professional development programs and services, and thought leadership and advocacy to achieve the highest standard of directorship. For more information, please visit:

SOURCE: Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)

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