Ron Smith (FCPA, FCA, ICD.D) is an experienced independent director with years of Board experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors. He is the Chair of the Board of the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Fund and of the Western Regional Enterprise Network. He also serves on the boards of Alamos Gold Inc., PROREIT, the IWK Health Centre, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI), and Engage Nova Scotia. Over his remarkable career, Mr. Smith has held numerous high-profile executive positions. He served as Interim CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. concurrently with his work as a Director thereof. He was CFO of Nova Scotia Power and Emera prior to his retirement in 2005, and CFO of MT&T prior to the merger that created Bell Aliant. He has also served on the Board of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, was Chair of the Board of Governors of Acadia University from 2004 to 2009, and was the Chair of the National Board of The Arthritis Society from 2016 to 2018. Mr. Smith has the prestigious designation of Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants and holds the ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Business.