Patrice Merrin

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Leadership Council Co-Chair
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Patrice Merrin is a non-executive director of Glencore plc and of Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. She has served on a number of boards, including Detour Gold Corporation (Chair), Arconic Inc., Stillwater Mining Company, Novadaq Technologies Inc., CML HealthCare Inc. (Chair), Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance service, Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation, Ensolutions Group Inc. and The NB Power Group. She was President, CEO, and a director of Luscar Ltd. from 2005 to 2006. From 1999 to 2004, she was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Sherritt International Corporation. 

Ms. Merrin co-chairs the Perimeter Institute Leadership Council and is the former Co-chair of Perimeter’s Emmy Noether Council (2015-17), which supports women in physics. She was a member of the National Advisory Panel on Sustainable Energy Science & Technology and a member of Canada’s National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. Ms. Merrin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD.