Board of Directors
Mr. Girling is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada Pipelines Limited and TC Energy Corporation, a North American energy infrastructure company. He is a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council, the U.S. Business Roundtable and serves as a director of the American Petroleum Institute, the Business Council of Canada, and the Business Council of Alberta. Mr. Girling is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Directors Education Program and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Calgary.
Mr. Burley is a Corporate Director and the former Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Energy for Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., an investment banking firm. He serves as the Chairman of WestJet Airlines, an Onex Corporation portfolio company and also serves on the ICD Climate Strategy Advisory Board. Mr. Burley is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Directors Education Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science with a Certificate of Honours Standing (Geophysics) and a Master of Business Administration from Western University.
Ms. Clark is a Corporate Director and the former President of Direct Energy Business, the commercial and industry energy business unit of Direct Energy L.P., a North American energy and energy-related services provider. Previously she was Executive Vice President of North American Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions for Direct Energy. She is a director of Fortis Inc., Garrett Motion Inc., Newmont Corporation, and is a board member of Sanctuary for Families. Ms. Clark is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Queen’s University.
Ms. Hubbs is a Corporate Director and the former Executive Vice President and Managing Director of McLean Budden Ltd., one of Canada’s largest institutional asset managers. She serves as a director of Imperial Oil Limited, PSP Investments and the Canadian Red Cross. She is a member of the ICD Climate Strategy Advisory Board and the Global Risk Institute Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee. Ms. Hubbs is a CFA charter holder, a SASB FSA credential holder, an NACD Governance Fellow and has earned the CERT certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from Western University and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Mr. Kushwaha is the Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer of Warburg Pincus LLC, a
private equity firm specializing in consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial and business services, real estate and technology. He serves as a director of Cyren Ltd., Arise Virtual Solutions and Encora Inc. Mr. Kushwaha has numerous patents in the field of disruptive services technologies. Mr. Kushwaha holds an M.S. in Management of Technology from MIT, an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and ISU; a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from India and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Harvard University.
Ms. Laberge is a Corporate Director and the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Fincentric Corporation, a global provider of software solutions to financial institutions. Previously she was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. She serves as a director of the Canadian Public Accountability Board, Russel Metals Inc., Mercer International Inc., and the British Columbia Cancer Foundation and has served as a director of the Royal Bank of Canada. Ms. Laberge is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology & Audiology) from the University of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.
Ms. Madere is the President and Founder of Proven Leader Advisory, LLC, a management consulting and executive coaching firm. Previously she was Vice President, Global Vegetables and Asia Commercial of Monsanto Company, a global provider of agricultural products. Ms. Madere serves as a director of Lindsay Corporation, and S&W Seed Company. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Louisiana State University Ogden Honors College. Ms. Madere is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow, and holds a CERT certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) from Louisiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
Mr. Martell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of First Nations Bank of Canada, a Canadian chartered bank providing financial services with a focus on the Indigenous marketplace. He serves as a director of River Cree Enterprises Ltd., as a trustee of the National Indian Brotherhood Trust and a governor of the University of Saskatchewan. He previously served as a director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Public Sector Pension Investment Board of Canada and The North West Company Inc. Mr. Martell is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Regent is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magris Resources Inc., a leading North American based industrial minerals company. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation, Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Brookfield Infrastructure Group and President and Chief Executive Officer of Falconbridge Limited. Mr. Regent is the Board Chair of The Bank of Nova Scotia and serves on the Board of Plan International Canada, and the C.D. Howe Institute. He is the Governor of the Trails Youth Initiatives and the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Mining4Life. Mr. Regent is a designated fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (Ontario) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (History) from Western University.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mayo Schmidt brings over 30 years of agricultural business experience to his leadership of Nutrien. Mr. Schmidt joined the Agrium Board of Directors in 2012 and has served as Chair of Nutrien’s Board of Directors since May 2019. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Viterra Inc., a Canadian-based globally diversified agri-business company that delivered agricultural and food ingredient products to customers in over 50 countries.
Earlier in his distinguished career, Mr. Schmidt held senior positions in other agricultural focused companies, including ConAgra Grain, Canada and General Mills, Inc. Mr. Schmidt was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro One Limited, Canada’s largest utility provider.
Mr. Schmidt serves as a member of Washburn University’s Board of Trustees and Harvard’s Kennedy School’s Private and Public, Scientific, Academic and Consumer Food Policy Group and as a mentor for Catalyst Women on Board. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Mr. Schmidt’s passion for agriculture started as a young boy, working on his fourth-generation family wheat and dairy farm in western Kansas. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree from Washburn University.
Nelson Luiz Costa Silva
Mr. Silva is a non-executive director of Compass Group PLC, Altera Infrastructure L.P. and has served as an executive director of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. He is also an advisor to Appian Capital Advisory LLP and HSB Soloman 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 Value, former Managing Director of Embraer Europe, former Chief Executive Officer of All Logistica, and former non-executive director of Cosan Limited.