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Board of Directors

Jim Pantelidis

Director and Chair of the Board

Mr. Pantelidis is Chair of the board of directors of Parkland Fuel Corporation, and a member of the board of directors of Industrial Alliance Insurance Financial Services Inc., RONA inc. and Intertape Polymer Group Inc. From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Pantelidis was a non-executive director, Chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and member of the Audit Committee of Equinox Minerals Limited, a mining company. Mr. Pantelidis has previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FisherCast Global Corporation, a manufacturer of molten metal injection technologies and Bata Limited, a leading, privately held, global footwear retailer and manufacturer. He was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of JP & Associates, a strategic consulting company. Mr. Pantelidis had a 30-year career in the petroleum industry and was at one time President of both the Resources Division and the Products Division of Petro-Canada. Mr. Pantelidis holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from McGill University.

Board of Directors

Grace Palombo

Director

Ms. Palombo is the Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of Great-West Lifeco Inc., a position held since November 2014. From 2011 to 2014, Ms. Palumbo Head of Human Resources, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank based in the U.S.A. Prior to TD Bank Group, Ms. Palombo served as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources of CanWest Global Communications Corporation (“CanWest”) and also served as a member of its Management Committee. Prior to joining CanWest, Ms. Palombo held various executive positions in the areas of Human Resources, Legal and Corporate Services with Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., The Canada Life Assurance Company, Westcoast Energy Inc./Union Gas Limited, and Bombardier Inc. She also practiced law in Toronto, in the areas of employment, labour relations and corporate law. Ms. Palombo has served as a Director and a Member of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of Student Transportation Inc. since 2010, and as a Director of the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association since 2009. Ms. Palombo was formerly a Director, as well as a member of the Audit Committee, Administrative Affairs Committee and Board Development Committee of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine from 2002 to 2008 and a Member of the Management Committee of Union Gas Ltd. from 1998 to 2002. Ms. Palombo has also served as Board and Committee Member on a voluntary basis for various organizations in the greater Toronto area.

Ms. Palombo holds an LL.B. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, and Ms. Palombo is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D), Conference Board of Canada, Council of National Human Resource Executives, the Law Society of Upper Canada, The Canadian Bar Association, the Women's Law Association and the Women’s Executive Network.

 

Board of Directors

Jerry Patava

Director and Chair of the Governance and Compensation Committee

Mr. Patava is the Chief Executive Officer of the Great Gulf Group of Companies, a position he has held since July 2007. He is also Lead Director and a member of the Governance and Compensation Committee of Trimac Transportation Ltd. and a Director and Chair of the Governance and Compensation Committees of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation. Mr. Patava was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc., a position he held from January 1998 to January 2005. Previously, he was Vice President and Treasurer of Canadian Pacific Limited and prior thereto Vice President and Director of RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Mr. Patava holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from York University.

Board of Directors

John Macdonald

President + CEO

Mr. Macdonald is President and Chief Executive Officer of Enercare. From 2002 to 2006 Mr. Macdonald served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro One Telecom Inc. Mr. Macdonald has previously held senior marketing positions at AT&T Canada Inc. and Nortel Networks Corporation and was a member of the board of advisors of Atria Networks LP until 2010. 

Mr. Macdonald is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Board of Directors

Lisa de Wilde

Director

Ms. de Wilde has been Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Educational Communications Authority (TVO) since 2005. Previously, Ms. de Wilde was the President and CEO of Astral Television Networks Inc., and practiced law in private practice and as Legal Counsel to the CRTC. Ms. de Wilde serves as a member of the board of TELUS Corporation and as Chair of the board of Directors of the Toronto International film Festival.  Ms. de Wilde served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Noranda Income Fund from 2002 to 2010 as well as AT&T Canada Inc. (2002 to 2003) and Cinar Corp. (2002 to 2004). Her other advisory appointments include: the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation; the Canadian Digital Media Network; and the Asia Pacific Foundation’s Toronto Advisory Group. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Ms. de Wilde was formerly a member of McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management, International Advisory Board. She holds an LL.B. degree and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, both from McGill University. In 2015, Ms. de Wilde was appointed to the Order of Canada and received an honorary Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from Brandon University.

Board of Directors

Michael Rousseau

Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

Mr. Rousseau is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Air Canada, a position he has held since 2007. Since 2010, Mr. Rousseau has been a director of Resolute Forest Products Inc. and was a member of the Finance Committee; he is currently serving on the Audit Committee and is Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation/Nominating and Corporate Governance committee. He also served as a trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Golf Town Income Fund. Mr. Rousseau was the President of Hudson’s Bay Company from 2006 to 2007; prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rousseau was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Moore Corporation and was also a member of its Pension Committee and he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Silcorp Limited. Mr. Rousseau holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant.

Board of Directors

Roy J. Pearce

Director and Chair of the Investment Committee

Mr. Pearce was the Chief Financial Officer of K2 Pure Solutions Canada Corporation from April 2007 until his retirement in November 2008. Prior to joining K2 Pure Solutions Canada Corporation, Mr. Pearce was a trustee and member of the Compensation Committee of ACS Media Income Fund. He was the Chief Financial Officer of several companies, including KCP Income Fund and its predecessor business, KIK Corporation, the Plastics Division of Crown Cork and Seal Company, Inc. and Crown Cork and Seal Canada, Inc. Mr. Pearce has held senior finance positions with various companies including Gilbey Canada Inc., Lever Detergents Limited, Monarch Fine Foods Limited, John Labatt Ltd., and Lever Brothers Inc. Mr. Pearce is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant.

Board of Directors

William M. Wells

Director and Chair of the Corporate Responsibility and Risk Management Committee

Mr. Wells is the Founder and Chairman of Evizone Limited, a privately held online communications service firm, and the founder and Chairman of HLS Therapeutics Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company. Mr. Wells is a director of Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. He also serves on the board of MedGenesis Therapeutix Inc. Mr. Wells previously served on the Standard & Poors’ Issuers Advisory Committee. Mr. Wells was a director of Biovail Corporation (“Biovail”), a pharmaceutical company from 2005 until 2010 and was lead director, chair of the compensation committee and a member of the risk and audit committees prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Biovail from 2008 until its merger with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (“Valeant”), when he then served as Chairman of Valeant until 2010. Prior to joining Biovail, Mr. Wells held a number of senior executive positions, including as Chief Financial Officer of Loblaw Companies Limited, a retail grocery chain, Chief Financial Officer of Bunge Limited, a U.S. headquartered company engaged in the global agribusiness, fertilizer and food product industries, and financial management positions at McDonald’s Corporation in the U.S. and Brazil. Mr. Wells holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English from the University of Western Ontario.