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D. Cameron Findlay

D. Cameron Findlay

Retired SVP, General Counsel & Secretary,
Archer Daniels Midland Company

Mr. Findlay has been a member of the Board since 2012 and currently serves as Chairman of the Organization and Compensation Committee.

Mr. Findlay retired as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Archer Daniels Midland Company in 2023. Before that, he served from 2009 through 2013 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Medtronic, Inc., the world’s largest medical device manufacturer. Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. Findlay served from 2003 to 2009 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Aon Corporation, the leading global insurance, risk management and human resources firm. He has also practiced law as a partner in the global law firm now known as Sidley Austin LLP.

In addition to his time as a lawyer and businessperson, Mr. Findlay has had a distinguished career in government service, including at the White House as deputy assistant to President George H. W. Bush, at the U.S. Department of Labor as the deputy secretary of labor, at the U.S. Supreme Court as a law clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as a law clerk for Judge Stephen F. Williams.

Mr. Findlay serves on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, chairs its Audit Committee, and serves on the Executive, Nominations and Educational Properties Committees. He serves as a member of the board of trustees of Steppenwolf Theatre, the renowned theater company, and chairs its Development Committee. Mr. Findlay is also a full member of the Council of Foreign Relations in New York and Washington.

Mr. Findlay holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from Oxford University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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