The Board of Directors provides general oversight of the management and administration of the Bank with respect to strategic planning, financial and accounting matters, risk management, human resources, and other internal policies. The Board is composed of the Governor, the Senior Deputy Governor and 12 independent directors appointed to three-year renewable terms by the Governor in Council (the Cabinet). The Deputy Minister of Finance is an ex officio non-voting member of the Board.
Member Ex Officio:
Deputy Minister of Finance
1 Member of the Executive Committee
2 Lead Director
Directors are paid within the ranges established under the Remuneration Guidelines for Part-Time Governor-in-Council Employees in Crown Corporations administered by the Privy Council Office. During 2009, directors were paid an annual retainer of $8,000 and an additional $625 per diem for attendance (including attendance by telephone) at each Board meeting and Committee meeting of which the director was a member. An additional annual retainer of $3,000 was paid to each director serving on the Executive Committee. Each director who chairs a committee of the Board was paid an additional retainer of $1,000 except for the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee who was paid an additional $2,000. In addition, all non-employee directors are reimbursed for travel, accommodation or meal expenses incurred in the course of attending meetings of the Board, its Committees, or at Board-related events. The Governor and the Senior Deputy Governor do not receive directors' compensation.
The salaries of the Governor and the Senior Deputy Governor are within ranges established by the Advisory Committee on Senior Level Retention and Compensation, subject to the approval of the Governor in Council (the Cabinet). The remaining component of their total compensation consists of their membership in the Bank of Canada pension plan, and health and dental benefits. As stipulated in Section 6(3) of the Bank of Canada Act, the salaries of the Governor and the Senior Deputy Governor do not include any performance-based element.
Governor - $425,300 - $500,300
Senior Deputy Governor - $297,800 - $350,300
Governor - $431,800 to $507,900
Senior Deputy Governor - $302,300 to $355,600
For additional information concerning the Bank's Board of directors please see the Board of Directors' Section in the Bank's Annual Report.