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Governance

Board of Directors

The Board is made up of a non-executive and independent Chairman, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and 10 non-executive independent Directors.

Meet our Board of Directors, some of today’s strongest business leaders and governmental officials — and the engines of a proactive governance culture at CN that has consistently adopted industry-leading standards.

David G. A. McLean, O.B.C., LL.D.
Chairman of the Board
Canadian National Railway Company
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
The McLean Group
Vancouver, BC
Committees: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
Michael Ralph Armellino, CFA
Retired Partner
The Goldman Sachs Group, LP
Fort Lee, New Jersey
Committees: 2, 3(C), 5, 6, 7, 8


A. Charles Baillie, O.C., LL.D.
Former Chairman and CEO
The Toronto-Dominion Bank
Toronto, ON
Committees: 2(C), 3, 6, 7, 8
Hugh J. Bolton, FCA
Chairman of the Board
EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Edmonton, AB
Committees: 1, 5, 6, 7(C), 8


Donald J. Carty, O.C., LL.D.
Retired Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
Dell, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Committees: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8
Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin
Senior Partner
McKenna, Long & Aldridge
Atlanta, GA
Committees: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6(C), 7, 8


Edith E. Holiday
Corporate Director and Trustee,
Former General Counsel,
United States Treasury Department
and Secretary of the Cabinet
The White House
Washington, D.C.
Committees: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8
V. Maureen Kempston Darkes, O.C., D. Comm., LL.D.
Retired Group Vice-President
General Motors Corporation
and President
GM Latin America,
Africa and Middle East
Miramar, FL
Committees: 1, 5(C), 6, 7, 8

The Honourable Denis Losier, P.C., LL.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Assumption Life
Moncton, NB
Committees: 1(C), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
The Honourable Edward C. Lumley, P.C., LL.D.
Vice-Chairman
BMO Capital Markets
South Lancaster, ON
Committees: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8(C)

Claude Mongeau
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian National Railway Company
Montreal, QC
Committees: 4(C), 7, 8
James E. O'Connor
Former Chairman and CEO
Republic Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Committees: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8


Robert Pace
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Canadian National Railway Company
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Pace Group
Halifax, NS
Committees: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

Committees:

  1. Audit
  2. Finance
  3. Corporate Governance and Nominating
  4. Donations and Sponsorships
  5. Environment, Safety and Security
  6. Human Resources and Compensation
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Investment Committee of CN's Pension Trust Funds

(C) denotes chairman of the committee