Selection Committee

Financial Executives International (FEI) is the premier association for CFO’s and other

senior financial executives in the United States and Canada.

Margaret Shan Atkins

Professional Corporate Director and the Co-founder of Chetrum Capital LLC

Ms. M. Shân Atkins has served as an independent board member of numerous various North American public companies for over a decade. Her background is in the consumer, retail and healthcare sectors, where she has worked as both an executive and a consultant prior to her current full-time service as an independent director.

Ms. Atkins was a partner at global consultancy Bain & Company, and subsequently held major executive roles with Sears Roebuck including running a major part of the hard lines business, leading global product sourcing and launching a new retail concept, The Great Indoors. She began her career as a public accountant with Price Waterhouse Canada and holds current designations as a CPA, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant.

Current public company directorships include Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI); SpartanNash (NASD: SPTN); and Aurora Cannabis (NYSE and TSX: ACB).  In this and other board service, she has chaired audit and compensation committees as well as special committees for strategic options review, CEO search, and shareholder rights plans. Ms. Atkins also formerly served as a director of (private, cooperative) True Value Company, and as an independent board committee member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Ms. Atkins earned her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Queen’s University in Ontario, and her MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is a Board Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and is a frequent speaker at director education programs.

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