Board of Directors
Meet Our Board of Directors.
Victor J. Zaleschuk, Board Chair
Mr. Zaleschuk is a Director and the Board Chair of Cameco Corporation, and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexen Inc. He joined Agriumís Board in 2002 and was appointed Board Chair in May, 2012.
David C. Everitt
Mr. Everitt recently retired as President, Agricultural Division for North America, Australia, Asian and Global Tractor Sourcing, Turf Products and Technology for Deere & Company of Moline, Illinois. He is a director of Brunswick Corporation and Harsco Corporation, and serves on the board of the National Business Aviation Association in Washington, DC. Mr. Everitt joined Agriumís Board in February, 2013.
Russell K. Girling
B.Comm., M.B.A. (Finance)
Mr. Girling is a Director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada Corporation. He is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of TC Pipelines, GP Inc., former Chair of TransCanada Power, L.P., former director of Bruce Power Inc., and former director of the Alberta Childrenís Hospital Fund. He joined Agriumís Board in May, 2006.
Dr. Susan A. Henry
B.Sc. (Zoology), Ph.D. (Genetics)
Dr. Henry is a Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Dean Emerita of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She is a member of the New York Governorís Food Policy Council and serves on the Boards of Seneca Foods Corporation and Tompkins Financial Corporation. Dr. Henry joined Agrium's Board in September, 2001.
Russell J. Horner
Mr. Horner is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Paper Corporation. He served on the board of the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada and the World Wildlife Fund Canada. He joined Agriumís Board in September, 2004.
David J. Lesar
B.Sc., M.B.A., C.P.A.
Mr. Lesar is Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton Company. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute, and is a former director of Lyondell Chemical Company and Mirant Corporation. Mr. Lesar joined Agrium's Board in May, 2010.
John E. Lowe
B.Sc. (Finance & Accounting)
Mr. Lowe is the Special Executive Advisor at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and the former Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips. He is a former Director of DCP Midstream GP, LLC and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC. Mr. Lowe joined Agrium's Board in May, 2010.
As of January 1, 2014, Mr. Magro will be promoted to President and CEO of Agrium. In 2012, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, he held the role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Chief Risk Officer and was responsible for Corporate Development and Strategy, EHS&S, Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, Internal Audit, and Risk Management. Previously, Chuck was Vice President, Manufacturing where he was responsible for Agriumís Wholesale manufacturing facilities.
Chuck joined Agrium following an extensive career with Nova Chemicals. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Windsor.
The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C.
B.A., LL.B, LL.M
Ms. McLellan is a Director of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), a member of TD Securities Energy Advisory Board and Counsel at the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP. She also serves on the Board of Cameco Corporation. Ms. McLellan joined Agrium's Board in September, 2006.
Derek G. Pannell
B.Sc. Eng., P. Eng.
Mr. Pannell is Board Chair of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Limited and Acting Chairman of African Barrick Gold plc. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Noranda Inc. and Falconbridge Limited. Mr. Pannell joined Agrium's Board in February, 2008.
Frank W. Proto
Mr. Proto is Board Chair of Nelson Group Inc. and a director of MLTC Resource Development Inc. He is former Chief Executive Officer of Wascana Energy Inc. and former Chair of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre at the University of Regina. Mr. Proto joined Agrium's Board in March, 1993 and served as Board Chair from September 1998 Ė May, 2012.
Mayo M. Schmidt
B. Business Admin
Mr. Schmidt is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Viterra Inc. He is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executive Officers and serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Transportation Hub Authority. Mr. Schmidt joined Agriumís Board in February, 2013.
Michael M. Wilson
Mr. Wilson is a director of Celestica Inc., director of Finning International Inc., director and Board Chair of Canpotex Ltd., and Chair of the Calgary Prostate Cancer Foundation. He was the President of Methanol and President and Chief Operating Officer of Methanex Corporation. Mr. Wilson joined Agrium in 2000 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003.