Ms. Mercier is a professional director, and was Chair of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board from 2007 to 2014.
Her career encompasses over 40 years of general management experience in the financial services, communications, integrated oil, and paper and forest products sectors. From 1995 to 2003, Ms. Mercier headed her own management consulting firm. Prior to that time, she was Senior Vice-President and CFO of Abitibi-Price Inc.
Ms. Mercier currently serves on the boards of Teekay Shipping Corporation, Intact Financial Corporation, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University Health Network. She holds an MBA from York University, and a Master’s degree from the University of Alberta.
In 2010, Ms. Mercier received an honorary LLD from York University and in 2011 was named as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence. In 2012, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and in 2013 was awarded an honorary LLD from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.