Appointment to the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Vancouver, BC – December 7, 2011 - The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada announced the appointment of Dominic Barton and Lorraine Mitchelmore to its Board of Directors.

Dr. John McArthur, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said "We are delighted to have Mr. Barton and Ms. Mitchelmore on the Board of Directors. Their years of experience as senior executives in the private sector with vast experience in the Asia Pacific region will be a tremendous asset to the Foundation.”

Mr. Barton is the Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company. He has been with McKinsey for 25 years, and prior to his current role, he was McKinsey’s Chairman of Asia from 2004-2009. Mr. Barton is an active participant in many international fora including Davos, Les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence, the Asia Business Council and the Aspen Strategy Group. He is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution and Chairman of the International Advisory Committee to the President of South Korea on National Future and Vision. He also recently became a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council. Mr. Barton was made a Rhodes Trustee in April 2010 and is an Honorary Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford.

Ms. Lorraine Mitchelmore is President and Canada Country Chair of Shell Canada Limited. She has over 25 years of experience with 12 years spent overseas in Australia and England, where she worked in various exploration and production roles spanning geographies from Australia, North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Africa and the Middle East. Lorraine joined Shell in 2002 and has held various Senior Management positions. A native of Newfoundland, Lorraine graduated with a BSc in Geophysics in 1985. She holds two other degrees, completed while working with BHP: MSc (Geophysics) from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a MBA from Kingston Business School in London, England.

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About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation is an independent resource for Canadians on contemporary Asia and Canada-Asia relations. As a national not-for-profit organization established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1984, the Foundation brings together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada's transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, helping to inform public policy, the Canadian public and Canada's Asia practitioners. The Foundation is funded principally through an endowment from the Government of Canada and by corporate and individual donors.

For additional information, please contact:

Trang Nguyen
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Tel: 604-630-1540
Email: trang.nguyen@asiapacific.ca

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