Ms. Courville became Chair of the Board for CP on May 7, 2019 – the first-ever female to hold this position on CP's board, as well as the first woman to become chair of the board of a Class 1 railway in North America.
Ms. Courville has been a member of the CP Board of Directors since May 1, 2013. From 2016 until becoming Chair of the Board, she was Chair of the Management, Resources and Compensation Committee. From 2014 to 2016, she chaired the Audit Committee.
In April 2019, Ms. Courville concluded her tenure as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Laurentian Bank of Canada. Ms. Courville, an engineer and a lawyer by training, was active for over 25 years in the energy and telecommunications sectors. She served as President of Hydro‐Québec Distribution, President of Hydro‑Québec TransÉnergie, President of Bell Canada's Enterprise Group and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Nordiq Group.
Ms. Courville holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Law from McGill University.
Ms. Courville's diverse experiences are an asset for CP as she brings a depth of knowledge and expertise from other capital-intensive, heavily regulated industries. These experiences allow Ms. Courville to bring a unique perspective to her role at CP.
* Member of the Audit and Finance Committee, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, the Management Resources and Compensation Committee and the Risk and Sustainability Committee