Annette Verschuren is chair and CEO of NRStor Inc. Previously, Ms. Verschuren was president of The Home Depot Canada where she oversaw the company’s growth from 19 to 179 Canadian stores and led its entry into China. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Ms. Verschuren was president and co-owner of Michaels of Canada. Ms. Verschuren is on the boards of Air Canada, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group and Saputo Inc., and is chair of MaRS Discovery District and the Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
In 2011, Ms. Verschuren was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility and is a companion of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. She serves as chancellor of Cape Breton University and holds honorary doctorate degrees from ten universities, including St. Francis Xavier University where she also earned a bachelor of business administration degree.