McDougall Gauley LLP is pleased to announce that Nancy Hopkins, Q.C., (Hon) C.A. was revealed as a recipient of the Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. These Awards celebrate and highlight the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Award winners were selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, commitment to their communities and the financial performance of their organizations.
With her business law and corporate governance experience, Nancy serves as a director for a number of corporations including Cameco Corporation and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Nancy served as a Director on the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan from 2005-2013, and was Chair of the Board in the last 3 years of that term.
Canadian Managing Partner, Clients and Markets, KPMG, Rob Brouwer, nominated Nancy for the award. "Nancy is a highly respected Canadian business leader. From her significant leadership on a number of senior corporate boards and committees, the commissions she has served on, her numerous contributions to her profession and the accounting profession, and her local community service, Nancy is recognized for making a difference. Nancy is a true leader in the Canadian business community,” said Brouwer. “This is a well-deserved honour, and we congratulate Nancy on her success.”
In addition to her professional experience, Nancy has been involved with a number of community organizations, including the Saskatchewan and Canadian Institutes of Chartered Accountants, the Saskatchewan Police Commission and the Saskatoon Airport Authority. In October 2012, Nancy was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of the outstanding contributions she has made to her community.
Rex Beaton, a member of the Executive Committee of McDougall Gauley LLP, was not surprised by Hopkins’s award. "Nancy is a leader in the community, with both her legal and volunteer work. She has been a role model and mentor for many aspiring lawyers in our firm. We are very proud of her outstanding accomplishments."