Getting HR on board

Boards are more than ‘parsley on fish’ – and the time is ripe for senior HR professionals to grab a director’s seat
By Pamela Jeffery
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2013

The increasingly important role boards play in corporate governance should be a signal to functional experts, such as HR executives, to consider a board career.

Sylvia Chrominska, former Scotiabank global head of human resources, who sits on the board of the FP500 utility Emera, and Bonnie DuPont, former Enbridge group vice-president of corporate resources, who sits on the FP500 boards of Bird Construction, NavCanada and Viterra, are two excellent examples of HR professionals whose expertise has been sought by boards here in Canada recently.