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Board of Directors

The North West Company Inc.

H. Sanford Riley - Chairman of the Board, Winnipeg, MB

H. Sanford Riley

Chairman of the Board, Winnipeg, MB

Mr. Riley was appointed Chairman of North West in June 2008. Mr. Riley has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Financial Group Limited since 2003. He held the positions of Chairman of Investors Group Inc. from 2001 to 2002, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Group Inc. from 1992 to 2001. In addition to serving on the boards of Molson Coors Brewing Company and Canadian Western Bank, Mr. Riley is the Chairman of the University of Winnipeg Foundation. Mr. Riley was appointed to the Order of Canada in July 2002.

Brock Bulbuck - Board Member, Winnipeg, MB

Brock Bulbuck

Board Member, Winnipeg, MB

Mr. Bulbuck is the Executive Chair of Boyd Group Services Inc. Since joining Boyd in 1993, Mr. Bulbuck has played a leading role in the overall development and growth of Boyd Group’s business, including serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2019. In addition to his executive management position at Boyd, Mr. Bulbuck also serves on the Board of Directors of Boyd Group Services Inc. He is also a past Chairperson of the Winnipeg Football Club Board of Directors, a past member of the Canadian Football League Board of Governors and a current Director of the Pan Am Clinic Foundation. Mr. Bulbuck has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Committee Memberships:
Audit Committee
Human Resources, Compensation and Pension Committee

Deepak Chopra - Board Member, Toronto, ON

Deepak Chopra

Board Member, Toronto, ON

Mr. Chopra most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post Corporation from February 2011 to March 2018. Mr. Chopra has more than 30 years of global experience in the financial services, technology, retail and logistics and supply-chain industries. Prior to that he worked for Pitney Bowes Inc., a NYSE-traded technology company known for postage meters, mail automation and location intelligence services, for more than 20 years. He served as President of Pitney Bowes Canada and Latin America from 2006 to 2010. He held a number of increasingly senior executive roles in Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. He has previously served on the boards of Canada Post Corporation, Purolator Holdings Ltd., SCI Group, the Canada Post Community Foundation and the Toronto Region Board of Trade and currently serves on the boards of Celestica, Inc. and Descartes Systems Group.  Mr. Chopra is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Committee Memberships:
Governance and Nominating Committee
Human Resources, Compensation and Pension Committee

Frank J. Coleman - Board Member, Cornerbrook, NL

Frank J. Coleman

Board Member, Cornerbrook, NL

Mr. Coleman has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Coleman Group of Companies since 1991. This includes retail food, retail furniture and clothing operations throughout the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a past Director of the Distribution Council of Canada, The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador Holdings Inc., Fishery Products Ltd., and Newfoundland Power (a subsidiary of Fortis). Mr. Coleman is currently a director of Rocky Mountain Liquor Inc. He also served as the Honorary Lieutenant Col. of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Battalion 2.

Committee Memberships:
Audit Committee
Human Resources, Compensation and Pension Committee

Stewart Glendinning - Board Member, Ocean Ridge, FL

Stewart Glendinning

Board Member, Ocean Ridge, FL

Mr. Glendinning has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyson Foods since 2018. Prior to that he worked with Molson Coors Brewing Company beginning in 2005 where he held the positions of (i) Chief Financial Officer, Molson Coors UK, (ii) Global Chief Financial Officer, Molson Coors Brewing Company, (iii) President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors UK, (iv) President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors Canada, and (v) President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors International. Before joining Molson Coors, Mr. Glendinning worked with KPMG and The Hackett Group, both professional services companies where he held various senior audit and consulting roles, working with a broad array of multinational clients. He has also served with various organizations within the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Committee Memberships:
Audit Committee
Governance and Nominating Committee (Chairperson)

Annalisa King - Board Member, Vancouver, BC

Annalisa King

Board Member, Vancouver, BC

Ms. King is currently the Chair of the Board for the Vancouver Airport Authority. Prior to that, Ms. King was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Best Buy Canada Ltd., serving in this position from 2008 through 2016. Before her role at Best Buy Canada Ltd., she was Senior Vice President of Business Transformation for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. She has also held senior positions, primarily in finance, throughout her career at consumer packaged goods companies, Kraft and Pillsbury Canada. In addition to serving on the boards of Saputo Inc., First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust and the Vancouver Airport Authority, Ms. King is a director of the Templeton DOC General Partnership Ltd. Ms. King obtained her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2013, and obtained fellowship from the National Association of Corporate Directors in 2018.

Committee Memberships:
Audit Committee (Chairperson)
Governance and Nominating Committee

Violet (Vi) A.M. Konkle - Board Member, Fenwick, ON

Violet (Vi) A.M. Konkle

Board Member, Fenwick, ON

Ms. Konkle is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brick Ltd. Prior to joining The Brick in 2010 as President of Business Support, she held a number of positions with Walmart Canada, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Customer Officer. Ms. Konkle also held a number of senior executive positions with Loblaw Companies Ltd., including Executive Vice President, Atlantic Wholesale Division.  Ms. Konkle is a director of Boyd Group Services Inc., GFL Environmental Inc., Bailey Metal Products, Elswood Investment Corporation and Abarta. She is a past director of Longo’s Fruit Markets Inc., Dare Foods, The Brick Ltd., Trans Global Insurance, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Konkle obtained her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2014.

Committee Memberships:
Governance and Nominating Committee
Human Resources, Compensation and Pension Committee (Chairperson)

Steven Kroft - Board Member, Winnipeg, MB

Steven Kroft

Board Member, Winnipeg, MB

Mr. Kroft has been Chief Executive Officer of the CEL Group of Companies since 1998. Collectively, Conviron and Argus Controls have become widely recognized as the world leaders in the supply and manufacture of controlled environment equipment used primarily in agricultural research and high value plant production applications. A lawyer, Mr. Kroft previously practiced law with a major Manitoba law firm from 1992 to 1997. In addition to his role at the CEL Group, Mr. Kroft is the Chair of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, is a Director Emeritus of the Business Council of Manitoba, and is a current Director of the True North Youth Foundation. Mr. Kroft obtained his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2017.

Committee Memberships:
Audit Committee
Human Resources, Compensation and Pension Committee

Jennefer Nepinak - Board Member, Winnipeg, MB

Jennefer Nepinak

Board Member, Winnipeg, MB

Ms. Nepinak is an experienced advisor and lawyer and is the Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement at The University of Winnipeg. She is a citizen of Minegozhiibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek First Nation) and is fluent in Ojibwe. She has held leadership roles at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, and with various First Nation governments, as well as with the governments of Canada and Manitoba. A passionate leader firmly rooted in the Indigenous community her efforts are founded in a balanced approach focused on ensuring that Indigenous ways of knowing and being are recognized and incorporated. Ms. Nepinak has over 25 years of political, government and business experience and is skilled at initiating collaborative processes that involve numerous cross-sector partners and stakeholders. With extensive governance experience, Ms. Nepinak has served on various boards including the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Treaty Legacy Foundation, Rossbrook House, the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation, The University of Winnipeg Board of Regents, the Canadian Education Coalition, and Manitoba Hydro. Ms. Nepinak received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (1997), completed her Law degree at the University of Manitoba and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (2000), and received her designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors at Rotman School of Management (2018). She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance and is also a practising member of The Law Society of Manitoba.

Committee Memberships:
Governance and Nominating Committee
Human Resources, Compensation and Pension Committee

Victor Tootoo - Board Member, Iqaluit, NU

Victor Tootoo

Board Member, Iqaluit, NU

Mr. Tootoo is the Vice-President of NVision Insight Group, which specializes in empowering Indigenous communities and works with all levels of government and Inuit organizations in Northern Canada. He is also President of Northern Allied Nunavut Travel Inc., a travel management company which caters to corporations in Northern Canada; President of AV Nunavut Fuels Inc., which purchases and distributes fuel to Northern Canada; President of Kivallingmiut and Auyuittiq Aviation, which provides helicopter and charter services in Northern Canada; and President of Nahanni Nunavut Construction, which provides civil project management and general contractor services. Prior to launching his commercial career, Mr. Tootoo held numerous positions with various governments in the North. Mr. Tootoo holds a Chartered Professional Accountants designation, and also attended Assiniboine Community College where he obtained a Diploma in Business Administration.

Committee Memberships:
Audit Committee
Governance and Nominating Committee