Donald R. Sobey is Past Chair Emeritus of Empire Company Limited. He was President of Empire from 1969 until his appointment as Chair in 1985. He was Chair of Empire until his appointment as Chair Emeritus in 2004. He is also past Chairman of the National Gallery of Canada, past Chairman of Maritime Tel & Tel and past director of the World Wildlife Fund. He is the founder of the D&R Sobey Scholarship Fund at Queen’s University and currently a member of the Trilateral Commission. Mr. Sobey has been a director of Sobeys Inc. since 1998 and of earlier Sobeys companies beginning in 1993. Mr. Sobey previously served as a director of the following publicly traded companies: Toronto-Dominion Bank, Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., High Liner Foods Limited and Trader Classified Media NV.