BlackBerry has added another member to its Board of Directors. The company has appointed The Honourable Wayne G. Wouters to the board, and he will serve as a member of the audit and risk management committee.
From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Wouters was the Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada and held the roles of Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service. Prior to his tenure as Clerk, Mr. Wouters was Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada and served in deputy ministerial and other senior positions in the Canadian public service. Mr. Wouters has received numerous awards, including an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and the André Mailhot Award for lifetime achievement from the United Way Canada. He was inducted as a member of the Privy Council in 2014.
With this new addition, Blackberry now has eight people serving on its Board of Directors, of which seven are independent members.