Director Profile

Benita M. Warmbold FCA FCPA ICD.D

Board Value Proposition: 

A seasoned executive with a wealth of senior-level experience, both strategic and operational. Strong personal values, including high ethics and integrity. Experienced in dealing at management, executive, and board levels in the private sector, the nonprofit sector and government. Strategically focused with considerable knowledge of governance issues.  Good intellectual insights coupled with a high level of business acumen.  Managed numerous capital activities, including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and share and debt issuance and reorganizations.

Industry Experience: 

  • Diversified Financials
  • Asset Management & Custody Banks
  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  • Materials
  • Commodity Chemicals
  • Construction Materials
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Operating Companies

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

Crestone Peak Resources 2017 to Present
SNC Lavalin 2017 to Present
Methanex Corporation 2016 to Present
Audit, Finance and Risk Committee
Responsible Care Committee
Harris Steel Group 2006 to 2007
Chair, Audit Committee
Independent Committee (on the sale of the company
Canada Development Investment Corporation 1997 to 2015
Chair, Audit Committee
Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation, Chair, Audit Committee
Canada Eldor Inc.
Canada GEN Investment Corporation, Chair
Northwater Capital Group companies 1997 to 2008
Theratronics International Limited 1990 to 1997
Nordion International Inc. 1990 to 1991

Additional Boards:

Canadian Public Accountability Board 2011 to Present
Chair, Human Resources and Governance Committee
Queen’s University Board of Trustees 2013 to Present
Vice Chair, Audit and Risk Committee, 2013–Present
Queen’s University, Smith School of Business Advisory Board 2009 to Present
Women’s College Hospital 2014 to Present
Chair, Resources Committee, 2015–Present
Quality and Academic Committee (Past)
Alzheimer Society of Toronto 2005 to 2013
Vice Chair


Canada Pension Plan Investment Board 2008 to 2017
Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, 2013–2017
Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, 2008–2013
Northwater Capital Management Inc. 1997 to 2008
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Canada Development Investment Corp 1989 to 1997
Executive Vice President
KPMG LLP 1980 to 1989
Senior Manager


ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2008
CPA, CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 1983
BComm (Hons), Queen’s University, 1980