People: Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO)
22 Jul 2019
Ms. Margaret Atkins, CPA is Independent Director of the company. The Company also appointed Shan Atkins as a new independent director and Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Atkins brings deep experience in public company governance and leadership in global retail and healthcare companies, such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons and Sears, Roebuck & Company. Her expertise in overseeing public company reporting for both large Canadian and U.S. listed companies will prove an important asset for Aurora, which is dual listed on the TSX and NYSE. Ms. Atkins brings over 20 years of corporate leadership of experience to Aurora. A Certified Public Accountant, she spent fourteen years at Bain & Company, where she became a partner and leader in the firm's global consumer and retail practice. She also maintained a secondary practice in healthcare, working in Rx and OTC pharmaceuticals and in the hospital industry. Ms. Atkins also served as Executive VP of Sears, Roebuck & Company (USA) and since 1999, she has served as an independent director on ten public and private corporate boards in the U.S. and Canada. She is currently on the boards of Darden (NYSE: DRI), SpartanNash (NASD: SPTN), SunOpta (NASD: STKL; TSX: SOY) and LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD). Previously, Ms. Atkins served on the boards of Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons and The Pep Boys. She is a graduate of Queen's University and the Harvard Business School.
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