Rona Ambrose leaves Manulife board for full-time job

By The IJ Staff | September 01 2020 11:30AM

Rona Ambrose

Manulife Financial Corp. says former Conservative interim party leader Rona Ambrose has resigned from its board to accept a full-time job, effective immediately.

Manulife would only say on Monday that Ambrose’s departure comes after three years of being on its board. The insurance provider says Ambrose’s departure was effective Monday.

Ambrose was of ‘great value’ to Manulife

Chairman John Cassaday said Ambrose’s experience and perspective have been “of great value” to the board.

Earlier this year, Ambrose, a former interim Conservative leader, said she would not run for the leadership that Erin O’Toole ultimately won to replace Andrew Scheer.

At the time, Ambrose said she “struggled” with the decision to return to politics, but intended to stay in the private sector.

The 51-year-old former politician held various cabinet positions in Stephen Harper’s government before becoming interim party leader between 2015 and 2017.

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