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.
Edward (Ted) Seraphim
Ted Seraphim is a Chartered Accountant and our 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
Mr. Ketcham is a member of the Safety & Environment Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Mr. Ketcham is a graduate of Tufts University and is currently a real estate developer. 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
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.
Robert L. Phillips
Mr. Phillips is the Lead Director, Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee and Chair 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 the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of 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 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.
Mr. Carter is a member of the Audit Committee and 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.
Brian G. Kenning
Mr. Kenning is a member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and 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. Floren is the Chair of the 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.