Attained our Board diversity target of 30 per cent diverse members and 30 per cent of each gender by the end of 2018 –50 per cent of the independent director nominees at our 2019 AGM are diverse (six nominees) and 42 per cent (five nominees) are women
Continued our dedication to gender diversity by committing to the Catalyst Accord 2022, which pledges to increase the average percentage of women on boards and in executive positions in Canada to 30 per cent or greater by 2022
Announced the appointment of two new directors, Christine Magee in August 2018 and Denise Pickett in November 2018, who bring a wealth of strategic and operational expertise, particularly in relation to retail and customer experience
Continued the implementation of our committee succession planning in May 2018 by appointing David Mowat as Chair of the Audit Committee and by giving other directors the opportunity to serve on different committees
Continued a comprehensive review of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and executive succession planning, which included examining progress against prior high-potential development plans and discussing the strengths and development opportunities for the next generation of executive leadership team and CEO candidates
Conducted a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and performance of each Board committee and committee chair, as well as the Chair of the Board
Approved our strategic plan, taking into account the opportunities and risks of each of our business units for the upcoming year.