Board of Directors
Henry H. Ketcham
Hank Ketcham is the Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Ketcham was President until April 2012 and retired from the position of Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2013 when his title as Chairman was redesignated as Executive Chairman. On April 19, 2016, Mr. Ketcham relinquished the executive position and was designated Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ketcham has been actively involved with the Company since 1973. He is a director of The Toronto-Dominion Bank and is Chairman of the B.C. Business Council.
Clark S. Binkley
Managing Director, International Forestry Investment Advisors
Clark S. Binkley is the Chairman of the Safety & Environment Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and of the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Dr. Binkley was appointed Chief Investment Officer of GreenWood Resources, Inc., a timberland investment management organization. Prior to that time, he was the Managing Director of International Forestry Investment Advisors, LLC, a firm he founded in 2005 to provide timberland investment advisory services to qualified investors. Between 1998 and 2005, he was Senior Vice-President of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc., a timberland investment company and previously he was the Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of B.C. in Vancouver.
Edward (Ted) Seraphim
Ted Seraphim is a Chartered Accountant and our President and Chief Executive Officer.
Before February 15, 2007 Mr. Seraphim was Vice-President, Pulp & Paper Sales and on that date he was appointed Vice-President, Pulp & Paper, a position which he held until July 1, 2010. He was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer from July 1, 2010 to April 19, 2012 when he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. On March 1, 2013 Mr. Seraphim became the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
J. Duncan Gibson
J. Duncan Gibson is a member of the Audit Committee, the Safety & Environment Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Since November 2001, Mr. Gibson has been a business investor. He was formerly a senior executive of the Commercial Banking Division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.
John K. Ketcham
Real Estate Developer
John K. Ketcham was born in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada on November 9, 1961 and resides in Santa Monica, California. He is a graduate of Tufts University and is currently a real estate developer in Los Angeles.
Previously Mr. Ketcham was a film producer (The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington) and director. From 1985 to 1992 Mr. Ketcham was a television reporter in Vancouver, B.C.
Gerald J. Miller
Gerald J. Miller is a member of the Safety & Environment Committee.
Mr. Miller is a Chartered Accountant who retired from West Fraser on July 31, 2011 after a 25-year career. Mr. Miller was a key member of West Fraser’s senior executive team and served in a number of executive positions including as Executive Vice-President, Pulp & Paper, Executive Vice-President, Operations and Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, the position that he held at the time of his retirement. Mr. Miller is also a trustee of Granite Real Estate Investment Trust.
Harald H. Ludwig
President, Macluan Capital Corporation
Harald H. Ludwig is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Mr. Ludwig is President of Macluan Capital Corporation, a diversified private equity investment company. He is also a director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Seaspan Corporation, Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited, West African Iron Ore Corp. and Zattikka plc, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC.
Robert L. Phillips
Robert L. Phillips is the Lead Drector, Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.
Before July 2004, Mr. Phillips was President and Chief Executive Officer of the BCR Group of Companies, which was involved in rail transportation and marine terminal operations. Before joining BCR, he was Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for MacMillan Bloedel Limited, and has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the PTI Group Inc. and Dreco Energy Services Ltd. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in Alberta in 1991. In February 2008 Mr. Phillips was designated by the Board to serve as Lead Director and in that capacity he serves as Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee. He is a director of several public corporations, including Canadian Western Bank, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., Capital Power Corporation and Precision Drilling Corporation.
Janice G. Rennie
Janice G. Rennie is the Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Compensation Committee and of the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Mrs. Rennie is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and is currently a corporate director. From September 7, 2004 to September 9, 2005 she was the Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness of EPCOR Utilities Inc., a provider of energy, water and energy-related services and products, on whose board she served for over 10 years. Before September 7, 2004, she was the Principal of Rennie & Associates, which provided investment and related advice to small and mid-sized companies. She is a director of the following public corporations: Major Drilling Group International Inc., Methanex Corporation, Teck Resources Limited and WestJet Airlines Ltd.