Patrice E. Merrin
Patrice E. Merrin, age 68, is an international business executive and corporate director. Ms. Merrin has served as a director of Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC), a palladium and platinum mining company, since May 2013, where she is also Chairman of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. She has also served as a director of Glencore plc (LON:GLEN), a multinational commodity trading and mining company, since June 2014, and Novadaq Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:NVDQ), a developer of fluorescence imaging solutions, since March 2015.
Previously, Ms. Merrin served as Chairman of the board of directors of CML HealthCare Inc., a leading provider of private laboratory testing services, from 2011 until October 2013, where she had served as a director since 2008. She served as a director of Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance service, from January 2012 to January 2015, and was a director of Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation, created to support Alberta’s initiatives on climate change and the reduction of emissions, from 2009 to April 2014. From October 2009 to June 2011, Ms. Merrin served as a director of Enssolutions Group Inc., a provider of engineered environmental applications for mine tailings control, process dust and stockpile sealing. She also served as a director of The NB Power Group, which generates and distributes electricity from nuclear, hydro, wind and oil, from 2007 to 2009. From 2005 to 2006, Ms. Merrin served as President, CEO and a director of Luscar Ltd. (“Luscar”), Canada’s largest producer of thermal coal, and as Executive Vice President from 2004 to 2005. Before joining Luscar, from 1999 to 2004, Ms. Merrin was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sherritt International Corporation (TSE:S), a diversified international natural resources company. Ms. Merrin was a member of the National Advisory Panel on Sustainable Energy Science & Technology from 2005 to 2006, and from 2003 to 2006, was a member of Canada’s National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.
Ms. Merrin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD.
Elliott believes that Ms. Merrin’s significant experience serving as a director of public companies and industry insights will make her a valuable addition to the Board.