Chief Executive Officer and Director *
E. Hunter Harrison is the Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific (CP). He joined CP in 2012. Mr. Harrison served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Canadian National (CN) from 2003-2009 and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998-2002. He served on CN’s Board of Directors for 10 years. Mr. Harrison brings valuable railroad knowledge to CP with almost 50 years of experience in the industry.
Prior to joining CN, Mr. Harrison was President and Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Central Corporation (IC) , and Illinois Central Rail Road Company (ICRR) from 1993-1998, during which time he was also a member of the Board. Mr. Harrison held various positions throughout his time at IC and ICRR, including Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President of Operations. His railroad career began in 1963 when he joined the Frisco (St. Louis-San Francisco) Railroad as a carman-oiler in Memphis while still attending school.
Before his time at IC and ICRR in 1989, Mr. Harrison served as Burlington Northern’s Vice-President of Transportation and Vice-President of Service Design. Mr. Harrison has served as a director on several railway companies and industry associations, including The Belt Railway of Chicago, Wabash National Corporation, The American Association of Railroads, Terminal Railway, TTX Company, CN, IC, and ICRR. He has received numerous accolades, including North America’s Railroader of the Year by RailwayAge Magazine in 2002 and CEO of the Year by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine in 2007.
* Member of the Safety, Operations and Environment Committee