Committees

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeHR & Compensation CommitteeCorporate Governance and Nominating CommitteeExecutive Committee
Herschel Segal  
Herschel Segal
Westmount, Québec, Canada


Since January 1969, Herschel Segal has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rainy Day Investments Ltd., an investment company. In 1959, Mr. Segal founded Le Château Inc., a clothing retailer listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until September 2006. Mr. Segal served as Executive Chairman of Le Château Inc. until February 2007 and remains a director. Mr. Segal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University. Mr. Segal is a founder of D... 
    Chairperson
Emilia Di Raddo 
Emilia Di Raddo
Montreal, Québec, Canada


Emilia Di Raddo has been the President of Le Château Inc., a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, since 2000, where she has also served on the Board of Directors since 2001 and served as Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2000. Prior to that, Mrs. Di Raddo was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP where she practiced for more than 15 years for companies operating in the retail and consumer products industries. Mrs. Di Raddo received a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Diploma in Accountancy f... 
  Committee Member   
Max Ludwig Fischer 
Max Ludwig Fischer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


From 1980 to 2013, Max Ludwig Fischer was Professor of German and International Studies at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, where he also held administrative positions, including Chair of the Department of German and Russian Studies. Since 2008, Mr. Fischer has been a consultant to the President and CEO of Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, a consistent winner of Travel & Leisure’s “Best Spa Destination”, as well as a Bi-Annual Lecturer on Nutrition and Natural Healing Modalities at Rancho... 
  Chairperson Committee Member  
Peter Robinson  
Peter Robinson
Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada


Peter Robinson possesses diverse leadership experience spanning more than four decades in business, government and the non-profit sectors. He was Chief Executive Officer of the David Suzuki Foundation from 2008 to 2017 and, from 2000 to 2008, was Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Equipment Co-op, a Canadian consumers’ cooperative that sells outdoor recreation gear and clothing exclusively to its members. From 1983 to 2000, Mr. Robinson held a number of positions with BC Housing, a government a... 
Committee Member   Chairperson  
Pat De Marco Financial Expert
Pat De Marco
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec, Canada


Pat De Marco has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Viau Food Products Inc. of Laval, Québec, a large Canadian processor of beef and pork products, since 2008. Prior thereto, Mr. De Marco held senior executive positions at Moores Retail Group Inc., Canada’s leading menswear retailer, from 1995 as Chief Financial Officer and from 2002 as President. Prior to that, Mr. De Marco was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, where for 13 years he audited and consulted for companies in the manufactu... 
Chairperson   Committee Member  
Anne Darche 
Anne Darche
Montréal (Québec) Canada


Anne Darche is a marketing and consumer-trends specialist with a 20-year career in Montreal advertising agencies, primarily as a co-owner, VP for strategic planning and president. The agency she helped build and administer, Allard Johnson (now KBS), has become one of Canada’s leading advertising firms. A respected speaker, she has been heard regularly on Radio-Canada sharing her views on trends, breakthroughs and market disruptions. Ms. Darche serves as a director of Groupe Germain Hôtels, a com... 
  Committee Member   
Susan L. Burkman 
Susan L. Burkman
Bromont (Québec) Canada


Susan L. Burkman is an experienced financial consulting executive. Throughout her 35 years in the investment banking industry, she has successfully led equity, M&A, and valuation and fairness opinion transactions in excess of $6 billion for Canadian companies across numerous industries. Since 2007, she has been majority shareholder and President of Burkman Capital Corporation, an investment banking boutique located in Bromont, Québec. From 1997 to 2007, Ms. Burkman was a partner at Griffiths McB... 
Committee Member