Ms. Mary-Ann Bell worked for over 30 years in the telecommunications sector. An industrial engineering graduate from the École Polytechnique de Montréal (1982) and holding a Master’s of Science from the Institut national de la recherché scientifique (INRS) (1986), she began her career at Bell Canada in 1982 where she held various operational and financial positions. In 2006, she participated in the setting up of Bell Aliant Inc., where she was Senior Vice President for Québec and Ontario until she retired from Bell in 2014. A certified corporate director and member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Ms. Bell has sat on various boards of directors for over 15 years and has several years of audit committee experience. She has chaired the boards of the Montreal Women’s Y, Nordia inc., Proximedia inc., the Institut international des Télécommunications and the Institut national de recherché scientifique, a research university which is part of the Universités du Québec network. She is a member of the board of Cominar Real Estate Income Trust (of which she chairs the Compensation Committee and is also a member of the Investment Committee), the board of Nav Canada (of which she is also a member of the Human Resources Committee, the Safety Committee and the Customer Service Fees Committee), and the board of Cogeco Inc. (of which she chairs the Governance Committee and is a member of the Human Resources Committee).