Catherine Emrick was appointed to NIRB in 2018. She grew up in Manitoba, moving to Calgary, Alberta to start her career and resides there with her husband Ivan. Catherine’s appreciation for Canada’s North began when she practiced environmental, administrative and regulatory law in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories with now Justice William Tilleman. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary, is a Fellow and Life Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants and holds the Institute of Corporate Director’s ICD.D designation. Catherine served on the national board of Chartered Professional Accountants during the merger of the accounting profession in Canada, and she is a member of the board of a private mortgage investment corporation in Alberta.