Mary-Ann Bell, Eng, MSc, CCD

Corporate Director
Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Investment Committee, IGOPP

Ms. Bell is a corporate director. She has pursued her career in telecommunications for more than 30 years being at Bell Canada, from 1982 to 2006, and at Bell Aliant Regional Communications, from 2006 to 2014, including as Senior Vice President, Québec and Ontario from 2009 to 2014. As part of the executive team, she has led various operational functions including engineering, field services and customer services.

She is currently serving as a director on the boards of Cogeco and AtkinsRéalis, all of which are reporting issuers. In recent years, Ms. Bell was also on the boards of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, Valener Inc. (a corporation which serves as the investment vehicle in Gaz Métro) and NAV Canada (a corporation which owns and operates Canada’s civil air navigation service).

Between 2012 and 2017, Ms. Bell also served as Chair of the Board of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (the research-oriented branch of the Université du Québec). Finally, she also supports non-profit organizations, such as the Institute for governance (IGOPP), by serving on their boards of directors.