Annette Verschuren O.C. was born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is Chair and CEO of NRStor Inc., a progressive energy storage development company. Formerly she was president of The Home Depot Canada. Immediately prior to joining The Home Depot, she was president and co-owner of Michaels of Canada, a chain of arts and crafts stores. Early in her career, she worked for the Cape Breton Development Corporation, the Canada Development and Investment Corporation, and Imasco Ltd.
Annette is a board member of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group of Boston, Air Canada, Saputo, and Canadian Natural Resources Limited. In addition, she is a board member of CAMH Foundation, the Rideau Hall Foundation, and the MaRS Discovery District. She is Chancellor of Cape Breton University and is on the Advisory Board of the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment. She also sits on the Canada US Women’s Business Council and the NAFTA Advisory Council. She co-chairs the Smart Prosperity Initiative, which is mapping out a course to a stronger, cleaner economy for Canada.