Minister Morneau Announces Appointment of Chairperson of Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors

News release

May 23, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to an open, transparent and merit-based selection process for Governor in Council appointments that serve the interests of Canadians.

In keeping with this commitment, Finance Minister Bill Morneau today announced the appointment of Phyllis Clark as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian Mint. The appointment is for five years.

Ms. Clark is currently serving on the Board of TEC Edmonton, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, the Inuvialuit Investment Corporation, and the Edmonton Symphony and Concert Hall Foundation. She was previously on the Board of Directors for the Bank of Canada, the Vice-President (Finance and Administration) and Chief Financial Officer at the University of Alberta, and Vice-President (Finance and Administration) at York University.

Biographical Notes

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Phyllis Clark graduated from the University of Toronto in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics. She went on to complete her Doctorial Candidacy and Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Michigan in 1973.

From 2002 to 2016, Ms. Clark served as the Vice-President (Finance and Administration) and Chief Financial Officer at the University of Alberta, following five years as Vice-President (Finance and Administration) at York University. Previously, she was Assistant Deputy Minister of Ontario's Management Board Secretariat and, between 1991 and 1992, was the province's Chief Economist and Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance.

Ms. Clark just finished two terms on the Bank of Canada Board of Directors.

Quotes

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Phyllis Clark as Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the Royal Canadian Mint. Her previous board experience, in addition to her considerable financial and administrative experience, will be of great benefit during her tenure at the Mint."

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

Quick facts

  • The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins.

  • The Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale.

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