The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew has had a distinguished career as a Canadian federal cabinet minister, serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2006 and Minister for International Trade from 1999 to 2003. He also served as Minister of Health and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs from 2003 to 2004 and Minister of Human Resources Development and Minister of International Cooperation from 1996 to 1999. As a cabinet minister, he chaired numerous working groups on difficult international trade issues and lead trade missions to China, India, Russia, Germany, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico and other countries. From 1985 to 1995, he was an International Business Consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP and from 2006 to present he has been an Executive Advisor, International at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Pettigrew currently sits on the boards of Aberdeen International Inc., Avion Gold Corporation, Longford Energy Inc., Eurocontrol Technics Inc. and IC Potash Corp.