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Board of Directors

The Board is made up of a non-executive and independent Chairman, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and 11 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.

Robert Pace
Chairman of the Board
Canadian National Railway Company
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Pace Group
Seabright, NS
Committees: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

A. Charles Baillie, O.C., LL.D.
Former Chairman and CEO
The Toronto-Dominion Bank
Toronto, ON
Committees: 2(C), 6, 7, 8

Donald J. Carty, O.C., LL.D.
Retired Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
Dell, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Committees: 1(C), 3, 5, 6, 7

Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin
Senior Partner
McKenna, Long & Aldridge
Atlanta, GA
Committees: 1, 4, 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
Palm Beach County, FL
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
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL
Committees: 2, 3, 5(C), 6, 7

The Honourable Denis Losier, P.C., LL.D., C.M.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Assumption Life
Cape Pele, NB
Committees: 1, 3(C), 6, 7, 8

The Honourable Edward C. Lumley, P.C., LL.D.
BMO Capital Markets
South Lancaster, ON
Committees: 2, 6, 7, 8(C)

The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C., PH.D., LL.D.
BMO Financial Group
Ottawa, ON
Commitees: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Claude Mongeau
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian National Railway Company
Montreal, QC
Committees: 4(C), 7

James E. O'Connor
Former Chairman and CEO
Republic Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Committees: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7(C)

Robert L. Phillips
R.L. Phillips Investments Inc.
West Vancouver, BC
Committees: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Laura Stein
Senior Vice-President, General Counsel
The Clorox Company
Lafayette. California
Committees: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7



  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