David H. Laidley, FCPA, FCA, Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Mr. Laidley is a former Chairman of Deloitte LLP (Canada), an audit and financial services firm, where he was a partner from 1975 until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Laidley served as Chairman of Deloitte LLP from 2000 to 2006 and during that time, he also served on the Global Board of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as well as its Governance Committee and he chaired its Audit Committee. As a chartered professional accountant, he has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning 40 years with Canada’s largest professional services firm, with specialization in its tax and audit practices. Applying his background in tax, he has counseled many clients in the areas of corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Laidley serves on the boards of Aimia Inc., EMCOR Group Inc.(NYSE), Aviva Canada Inc. and CT Real Estate Investment Trust. He previously served on the boards of ProSep Inc., Nautilus Indemnity Holdings Limited (former Chairman), Biovail Corporation (now Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.) and the Bank of Canada. Mr. Laidley is a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (FCPA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.



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