Verna Cuthbert

Corporate Director; Member of Conduct Review, Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee; Member of Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Director since September 2013.

Verna Cuthbert is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and avocate à la retraite of the Barreau du Québec.  Prior to her retirement in Spring of 2017 she was a senior commercial lawyer and counsel with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin’s office in Montreal and prior to that she was a partner in an international law firm headquartered in New York.

Ms. Cuthbert practiced law for more than 41 years in Ontario and in Quebec for more than 31 years.  She specialized in commercial real estate financing and development, acquisitions and dispositions and acted for many public and private corporations, institutional investors, lenders, developers and pension funds and as such she has extensive experience in both common law and civil law jurisdictions in financing, lending, leasing, joint ventures, development and management contracts and transactions.

Ms. Cuthbert is a member of the Association of Quebec Women in Finance/Association des Femmes en Finance du Québec (“AFFQ”), the Canadian Bar Association, Women’s Law Association of Ontario and Commercial Real Estate Women (“CREW”).  She is a governor of both the Foundation of the Women’s Centre of Montréal/la Fondation du centre des femmes de Montréal and of the Foundation of the Quebec Bar/la Fondation du Barreau du Québec.

Ms. Cuthbert is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B.) and the University of Toronto (B.A.).

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