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Board of Directors

David McAusland

Chairman (Independent)

David McAusland has been the Chair since he was first appointed to the board in 2018. He is a lawyer and experienced corporate advisor, director and senior executive. Mr. McAusland is counsel at the law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP and was previously Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Alcan Inc., a large multinational industrial company. Mr. McAusland currently acts as director of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc., both involved in the communications sector and ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., an advanced automation solutions company. Mr. McAusland is also a director or advisory board member of several well-established private companies and active in community causes.

Background

Mr. McAusland received his B.C.L. in 1976 and his LL.B. in 1977, both from McGill University and holds the title of Advocatus Emeritus from the Bar of Québec.

Committee membership

Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee



Alan Walsh

President, CEO and Executive Director

Alan Walsh (FCA, AITI) is the Chief Executive of Officer of the Company. In November 2011, he was appointed as chief executive officer of IPL Ltd, having served since July 1, 2011 as interim chief executive officer. Prior to that, he was the chief financial officer of the Group from July 2009.

Background

Mr. Walsh qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and subsequently worked with Matheson and AXIS Capital. He graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in International Commerce. Mr. Walsh is also a non-executive director of Pioneer Green Energy LLC.

Committee membership

Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee


Rose Hynes

Director (Independent)

Rose Hynes is an experienced corporate director and was appointed to the board of directors of IPL Ltd in 2012. She is currently the chair of the board of directors of Origin Enterprises plc, a leading agri services group and a provider of value-added services, technologies and strategic inputs supporting the delivery of sustainable and profitable food production solutions for primary producers. Mrs. Hynes also chairs the board of directors of Shannon Group plc and is a director of Total Produce plc, one of the world's largest fresh produce producers and providers. She is also a director of Eircom Holdings (Ireland) Ltd a leading Irish telecoms company and is also a director of a number of aviation securitization entities. Prior to 2002, Mrs. Hynes held a number of senior management positions with GPA Group plc and is a former board member of a number of companies including Fyffes plc, Aer Lingus Group plc, Bank of Ireland and a former chair of Ervia.

Background

Mrs. Hynes is a qualified lawyer and is an Associate of the Irish Institute of Taxation and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Committee membership

Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee (Chair)


Linda Kuga Pikulin

Director (Independent)

Linda Kuga Pikulin was appointed to the board of directors of IPLP in 2018. Ms. Pikulin is currently the President of Cosmetica Laboratories, Inc., a leading contract manufacturer serving globally renowned brands in product development, innovation and manufacturing. Ms. Pikulin is a former PepsiCo executive serving as the President of PepsiCo Beverages Canada from June 2010 to February 2011. She led the complex integration of PepsiCo's brand and bottling businesses to position the company for long-term growth. From 1998 to 2010, she served as the President of Pepsi Bottling Group Canada responsible for the sales, manufacturing, merchandising and distribution of Pepsi products. Under her leadership, the bottling company delivered unprecedented market share and profit growth. Ms. Pikulin was appointed as an Independent Director for Aimia, a global travel and loyalty consolidator, in 2019. She is also an independent director for Enersource Corporation.

Background

Ms. Pikulin earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Committee membership

Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee
Human Resources and Remuneration Committee 


Hugh McCutcheon

Director (Independent)

Hugh McCutcheon is a corporate director and joined the board of directors of IPL Ltd in 2015. He has extensive capital markets experience and mergers and acquisitions advisory experience for public and private companies across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, construction, pharma, food, oil and gas, mining and government. He has a degree in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin. Mr. McCutcheon is a Chartered Accountant and was the head of corporate finance at J&E Davy, one of Ireland's leading providers of wealth management, asset management, capital markets and financial advisory services, until November 2011.

Background

He joined J&E Davy in 1989 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979. Mr. McCutcheon is a senior independent director of Origin Enterprises plc. and an alternate director at the Irish Takeover Panel, and from December 2011  to July 2014, he was an independent non-executive director of Petroceltic International plc.

Committee membership

Audit Committee
Human Resources and Remuneration Committee (Chair)


Geoff Meagher

Director (Independent)

Geoff Meagher was appointed to the board of directors of IPL Ltd in 2013. Mr. Meagher is a Certified Public Accountant, worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Kilkenny Engineering Products, and served with Glanbia plc from 1992 to 2009, where he was Group Finance Director, and latterly Deputy Group Managing Director. Since 2009, Mr. Meagher is a corporate director and an independent consultant.

Background

He is currently Chair of Bórd na Mona and also serves on the board of directors of Enterprise Ireland, Bon Secours Health System Limited and SME Finance and Leasing Solutions Ltd.

Committee membership

Audit Committee


Sharon C. Pel

Director (Independent) and CEO, Inglewood Advisory Services

Sharon Pel was appointed to the board of directors of IPLP in 2018. Ms. Pel is a corporate director and was Senior Vice President, Group Head of Legal and Business Affairs and Corporate Secretary of TMX Group Limited until 2015, where she was responsible for advising the TMX board and executive management on all aspects of its governance, operations and legal and regulatory affairs. Prior to that, she was a partner at Torys LLP. Ms. Pel is Vice-Chair of the board of trustees of OPTrust, the administrator of the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with over 92,000 members and retirees.  Ms. Pel holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a LL.B from the University of Ottawa. She is Member of the Law Society of Ontario and holds the ICD.D designation. She is involved in several charitable endeavors including serving as Chair of the board of Canadian Feed The Children.

Background

She is a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors' (ICD.D) designation. She is involved in several charitable endeavors, including serving on the board of Canadian Feed the Children.

Committee membership

Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee


Mary Ritchie

Director (Independent) and President and CEO, Richford Holdings

Mary Ritchie was appointed to the board of directors of IPLP in 2018. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Richford Holdings Ltd., an accounting and investment advisory services firm based in Edmonton, Alberta. She has over 30 years of experience in both the public, private and not for profit sectors and is a member of CPA Canada and a Fellow of CPA Alberta. Ms. Ritchie is a member of the board of directors and audit committees of EnWave Corporation and Alaris Royalty Corp.

Background

Ms. Ritchie holds a B.A. degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. Ms. Ritchie is a Chartered Accountant. (CA, CPA, FAC, FCPA)

Committee membership

Audit Committee (Chair)


Alain Tremblay

Director (Independent) and Investment Manager, Private Equity, CDPQ

Alain Tremblay was appointed to the board of directors of IPL Ltd in 2018 and is a nominee of CDPQ. Mr. Tremblay is Investment Manager, Private Equity with CDPQ since 1998, specializing in distribution, manufacturing and services. He manages a portfolio of over C$5 billion and is a seasoned investor who has led many investments in equity and mezzanine debt in mid to large cap companies across North America and Europe. Mr. Tremblay has previously served on several boards, including those of Canam Group Inc., Camso, Laureate Education, Rexel and St Georges University.

Background

Mr. Tremblay completed a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Business Administration at HEC Montreal and is a member de l'Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec (CPA, CGA).

Committee membership

Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee (Chair)
Human Resources and Remuneration Committee