Thomson Reuters Corp (TSE:TRI) is beefing up its board of directors with two new appointments. On Wednesday, the company announced that Ed Clark and Barry Salzberg are joining the team of directors with immediate effect.
Mr Clark was appointed to the Thomson Reuters Board’s Human Resources Committee, whereas Mr Salzberg was appointed to the Thomson Reuters Board’s Audit Committee.
Mr Clark, 67, served as Group President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Group from 2002 until his retirement in November 2014.
He currently chairs the Advisory Board for the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto and in 2014 was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institute. In 2010, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest distinctions. In addition, Mr Clark is a special advisor to The Woodbridge Company Limited, the principal shareholder of Thomson Reuters.
Mr Salzberg, 61, served as the Global Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited from 2011 until his retirement in May 2015. He joined Deloitte in 1977 and his roles included Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the firm’s U.S. operations.
At present, he is a Professor at Columbia Business School. Mr Salzberg is a board member of New Profit, Inc. and College Summit, and previously served as Chairman of the United Way Worldwide and Chairman of the Board of the YMCA of Greater New York.
“Ed and Barry are inspired leaders and innovators who have successfully led multi-billion dollar firms through periods of significant growth. The development of talent and an emphasis upon succession were hallmarks of their nature and success,” said David Thomson, Chairman of Thomson Reuters.
“Their collective experience in financial services, tax and accounting, and legal industries coupled with an understanding of our customers in those markets will stimulate our board and the company. All of us welcome their participation in our journey.”
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