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.
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.
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.
Robert L. Phillips
Robert L. Phillips is the Lead Drector, Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee and a member of the Human Resources and 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 Human Resources and 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.
Gillian D. Winckler
Gillian D. Winckler is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Director.
Ms. Winckler is a former mining and business executive with over 25 years of diversified experience in the metals and mining industry and the financial sector, including periods with BHP Billiton and Coalspur Limited. Prior to the mining industry, Ms. Winckler spent five years as a corporate financier in South Africa and London and five years in the auditing profession. Ms. Winckler obtained a BSc and BComm (Hons) in South Africa.
Ms. Winckler currently is a director of Pan American Silver Corp. whose common shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and The NASDAQ Stock Market.
Brian G. Kenning
Brian G. Kenning is a corporate director. Between 1988 and 2005, he was a Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management and also Chairman and Managing Partner of B.C. Pacific Capital Corporation. Over the past ten years, Mr. Kenning has served as Director of a number of public and private corporations, including the British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. In addition, Mr. Kenning is a past Governor of the B.C. Business Council and a past Director of the B.C. chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Kenning graduated from Queen’s University with an MBA in 1973.