Board of Directors
Mr. Schmidt is the Chair of Nutrien’s Board of Directors’. He is a former Director and the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro One Limited and the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Viterra Inc. He is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executive Officers and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Global Transportation Hub Authority.
Mr. Burley is a Corporate Director and former Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Energy for Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. He is Chairman and a director of Westjet Airlines Ltd. Mr. Burley is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Education Program and holds the ICD.D designation.
Ms. Clark was the former President of Direct Energy Business, the commercial and industry energy business unit of Direct Energy L.P. Ms. Clark holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Fortis Inc. and is a former director of Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
Mr. Girling is a Director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada Corporation and TransCanada PipeLines Limited. He is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of TC Pipelines, GP Inc., former Chair of TransCanada Power, L.P., former director of Bruce Power Inc., and former director of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Fund. He is a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute.
Miranda Hubbs is a Corporate Director and the former Executive Vice President and Managing Director of McLean Budden Limited, one of Canada's largest institutional asset managers. She serves as a director of Imperial Oil Limited, the Canadian Red Cross and PSP Investments. Ms. Hubbs is a National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow. She is a designated Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business.
Ms. Laberge is a Corporate Director and the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Fincentric Corporation. She was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. She is a director of the Royal Bank of Canada, Russel Metals Inc. and the B.C. Cancer Foundation and has served as a director of Delta Hotels Ltd. and Catalyst Paper Corporation. Ms. Laberge is the past Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Madere is the President and Founder of Proven Leader Advisory, LLC, and a former executive officer of Monsanto Company. Ms. Madere is a member of the Latin Corporate Directors Association as well as the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Louisiana State University Honors College.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Magro is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutrien. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Agrium, which he joined in 2009.
Other key leadership roles Chuck held at Agrium include Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President; Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development; and Vice President, Manufacturing. He joined Agrium following a productive career with NOVA Chemicals.
Chuck plays an active role on the boards of the Business Council of Canada, Business Council of Alberta and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. He is also vice chairman of the International Fertilizer Association and past chair and current board member of The Fertilizer Institute.
He also served as chair of Canpotex Limited, and was on the boards of International Plant Nutrition Institute and the Nutrients for Life Foundation.
Chuck holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor.
Mr. Martell is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of First Nations Bank of Canada. He is a director of River Cree Enterprises Ltd., serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business and is a trustee of Primrose Lake Trust. Mr. Martell is a former director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Public Sector Pension Investment Board of Canada and The North West Company Inc., and a former trustee of the North West Company Fund.
Mr. Regent is the Founding Partner of Magris Resources Inc. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Niobec Inc. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation. Mr. Regent was Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Brookfield Infrastructure Group, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Falconbridge Limited. Mr. Regent is a member of CPA Ontario and the Chairman of The Bank of Nova Scotia.
Nelson Luiz Costa Silva
Mr. Silva is a non-executive director of Compass Group PLC, Altera Infrastructure L.P. and Cosan Limited and has served as an executive director of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. He is also an advisor to Appian Capital Advisory LLP and HSB Solomon Associates LLC. Mr. Silva was the former Chief Executive Officer of BG Group in South America, former President of the Aluminium business unit at BHP Billiton, former Sales and Marketing Director at Vale, former Managing Director of Embraer and former Chief Executive Officer of All Logistica.