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 was formerly a director of The Toronto-Dominion Bank and Chairman of the B.C. Business Council.
Gerald J. Miller
Mr. Miller is a member of the Audit Committee, the Safety & Environment Committee and the Governance & Nominating 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.
Ellis Ketcham Johnson
Ellis Ketcham Johnson lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Ms. Johnson is currently the president of a private philanthropic foundation and a member of the Parents Leadership Council of Georgetown University. She previously worked at Imax Corporation in Canada. Ms. Johnson completed her undergraduate degree at Lewis and Clark College and received a graduate degree from Yale University. She recently completed a Directorship Program with an emphasis on Board Governance
Robert L. Phillips
Mr. Phillips is the Lead Director, Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee and is a member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee.
Mr. Phillips holds a B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and an LL.B., both from the University of Alberta. 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. He is a director of several public corporations, including Canadian Western Bank, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and Capital Power Corporation. He was formerly a director of Precision Drilling Corporation.
Janice G. Rennie
Ms. Rennie is a member of the Audit Committee, the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Ms. 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. She is a director of the following public corporations: Major Drilling Group International Inc., Methanex Corporation and WestJet Airlines Ltd. She was formerly a director of Teck Resources Ltd.
Gillian D. Winckler
Ms. Winckler is a member of the Audit Committee, the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Ms. Winckler is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Director. She 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 in South Africa. Ms. Winckler is a director of Pan American Silver Corp., Arizona Mining Inc., and FLSmidth & Co. A/S.
Brian G. Kenning
Mr. Kenning is Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Mr. 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 10 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.
Mr. Carter is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Mr. Carter is the President of Brookfield Timberlands Management LP. Mr. Carter joined Brookfield Asset Management, Inc., a global asset manager, as a Managing Partner in 2003. Mr. Carter also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Acadian Timber Corp. from 2010 to 2015 and its predecessor, Acadian Timber Income Fund, from 2006 to 2015. He served as National Bank Financial’s Paper and Forest Products Analyst between 1996 and 2003. Between 1990 and 1996 he served as a resource analyst with TimberWest Forest Corp. Mr. Carter holds a combined undergraduate degree in Forestry and Biology and a master’s degree in Forest Soils, both from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Floren is the Chair of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and a member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Mr. Floren is the President and CEO of Methanex Corporation. Prior to this appointment in January 2013, Mr. Floren was Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Logistics of Methanex from June 2005 and prior to that, Director, Marketing and Logistics, North America from May 2002. He has been an employee of Methanex for approximately 16 years and has worked in the chemical industry for over 30 years. He currently serves as a director of Methanex whose shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Floren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Manitoba. He also attended the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development and has attended the International Executive Program at INSEAD. Most recently he completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Raymond Ferris is the President and Chief Operating Officer of West Fraser TImber Co. Ltd.
Marian Lawson, ICD.D
Ms. Lawson is a Corporate Director who recently retired after 32 years with Scotiabank. She was Executive Vice President, Global Head, Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking at Scotiabank from 2014 to 2018. Prior thereto she served in several senior management positions, including Deputy Head of Corporate Banking, and Vice President of Internal Audit. She has over 33 years’ experience in capital markets, assisting numerous management teams and senior executives in the execution of their strategies. In 2016, she received the Women in Capital Markets, Award for Leadership and the Women’s Executive Network, Top 100 Corporate Executive Award.
Colleen McMorrow, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Ms. McMorrow is a Corporate Director, including for certain private companies and not-for-profit corporations, and a Chartered Accountant. She was a senior client assurance partner with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), a global professional services firm until her retirement in 2016. She has more than 35 years’ experience in advising audit committees and senior management of public and private global companies. From 2009 to 2016, Ms. McMorrow was the National Director in Canada of EY’s signature Entrepreneur of the Year awards program and the firm’s Growth Markets Leader (high-growth entrepreneurial companies).