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Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Purolator Canada
Aside from performing the important role of managing Purolator Canada’s board of directors, Sue-Lynn Noel also co-chairs its diversity and inclusion leadership council. Noel stepped up to spearhead the organization’s actions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She was instrumental in numerous crucial aspects of its crisis response, including assisting in handling a complicated logistics solution for bringing personal protective equipment into the country, furnishing security to the warehouse and facilitating testing by Health Canada. She also helped the organization in navigating force majeure clauses and in adhering with the applicable regulations. Throughout the process, she prioritized the health and safety of employees, as well as the organization’s health, to protect and to create jobs. In an industry that faces numerous challenges and is prone to disruptions, she works to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day business operations by guiding the organization’s strategy and by planning for its future. Her skills as a business lawyer include negotiation and legal drafting.