Eileen Mercier

Corporate Director, Intact

Mrs. Mercier is the Chair of Payments Canada and the immediate past Chair of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board. She is also Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University and a director of several public and not for profit corporations.

From 1995 to 2003, she ran her own management-consulting firm, Finvoy Management Inc., specializing in financial strategy, restructuring and corporate governance issues. Prior to that time, she was Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Abitibi-Price. In this position, Eileen had overall responsibility for financial matters, as well as overseeing strategic planning and asset acquisitions and divestitures.

Eileen’s career encompasses 45 years of general management experience in the forest products, financial services, integrated oil and communication industries. She holds an MBA from York University and an MA from the University of Alberta, is bilingual and lives in Toronto.

Eileen’s current affiliations, in addition to Payments Canada, include:
     •   Teekay Shipping Corporation
     •   Intact Financial Corporation
     •   Schulich School of Business
     •   Royal Conservatory of Music