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Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO NRStor, was formerly president of The Home Depot Canada and Asia, overseeing the growth of the company’s Canadian operations from 19 to 180 stores between 1996 and 2011. She also led the company’s entry into China while simultaneously leading the Expo Design Center business. Annette began her career as a Development officer with the Cape Breton Development Corporation, a coal mining operation, in Sydney, Nova Scotia. She has held various executive positions with Canada Development Investment Corporation and Imasco Ltd and served as president and co-owner of Michaels of Canada. Annette sits on the board of directors for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Air Canada, and Saputo. Annette serves as a member of the North American Competitiveness Council and was appointed Chair of the Ontario Clean Energy Task Force by the Province of Ontario in April 2012. Annette also gives her time as a board member to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation and the Conference Board of Canada. Most recently, Annette agreed to serve on the Federal Government’s Expert Panel for the Venture Capital Action Plan and was appointed as Chair, Annette is also on the Board of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. In 2011, Annette was honored as an Officer of The Order of Canada for her contribution to the retail industry and Corporate Social Responsibility.
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