Mr. Davies has been the President of Interfor since 1998 and Chief Executive Officer since 2000. Prior to joining the Company in 1998, Mr. Davies was a Vice President of an investment banking firm specializing in forest products transactions and activities, a principal in an independent forest products company and held senior positions in two other large forest products companies. He is the Chair of the B.C. Lumber Trade Council and First Vice-Chair of the Softwood Lumber Board. He is also a director of the Binational Softwood Lumber Council and the Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Victoria and a M.Sc. in Forestry Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Herbert is currently a corporate director with over 47 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Herbert was the Chief Executive Officer of Ilim Group, Russia’s largest forest pulp & paper company. From 2003 to 2007, he was Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Initiatives for International Paper. Prior thereto, he held various senior executive positions with International Paper, including Senior Vice President, Printing and Communications, President of International Paper Europe and Vice President Engineering & Manufacturing. He is currently a director of Ilim Timber Group in Russia. He holds a degree in Engineering from East London Polytechnic University and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
Ms. Hull is a Corporate Director. Previously she was Executive Vice President and Chief of Technology at Peabody Energy Corporation, a private-sector coal company. Prior to joining Peabody, she held numerous management, engineering and operations positions with Rio Tinto and its affiliates, lastly as COO of the Kennecott Utah Copper business. Prior thereto, she spent 12 years with Mobil Mining and Minerals, and Mobil Chemical Company. She is a member of the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Council. She serves on the Advisory Board for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, the Industry Advisory Board for Missouri University (Science & Technology Mining) and the Olin Business School Women’s Leadership Steering Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Civil Eng.) from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Chair of the Environment & Safety Committee and Member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee.
Mr. Lynch is currently President & CEO of Dieffenbacher USA, Inc. (“Dieffenbacher”). Prior thereto he provided consulting services to Dieffenbacher. From 1993 to 2010, he was an Executive Vice President and director of Grant Forest Products Inc. (and its predecessor), a producer of OSB and engineered wood products. Mr. Lynch holds a LL.B from Osgoode Law School and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.
Chair of the Management Resources & Compensation Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee.
Mr. MacDougall is a Corporate Director. Up until March 31, 2014, he was the Vice Chairman of Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., an asset management firm. He previously served as lead director for Intrawest Corporation. In addition, Mr. MacDougall is currently the Chairman of the Vancouver Foundation as well as Chairman of BCIIF (British Columbia Immigrant Investor Fund). He holds a CFA from the University of Virginia, a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.Comm. in Finance from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University).
Chair of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee and Member of the Management Resources & Compensation Committee.
Mr. McMillan is an independent business consultant. From 1998 until his retirement in 2002, he was Executive Vice President - Wood Products Group of Willamette Industries Inc., a forest products company. Over the years, he has served as a director of Forest Express, Inc. and has been associated with numerous industry association boards including the American Plywood Association, National Particleboard Association, Particleboard and MDF Institute, Southern Forest Products Association, Western Wood Products Association, National Association of Lumber Wholesalers and the American Forest and Paper Association. He has a B.Sc. in Accounting/Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University.
Member of the Management Resources & Compensation Committee and the Environment & Safety Committee.
Mr. Sauder is Chairman of the Company. From 2004 until his appointment to Chairman in 2008, he was Vice Chairman of the Company. He is also the Chairman of Hardwoods Distribution Income Fund, a distributor of wood products, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sauder Industries Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of building products. Mr. Sauder is a member of the World Presidents Organization.
Member of the Audit Committee and Environment & Safety Committee.
Mr. Thomson is currently President and CEO of Finning International Inc., the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. Previously Mr. Thomson was Chief Financial Officer of Talisman Energy Inc. Prior to joining Talisman, Mr. Thomson was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development; Vice President, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions; and Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. Mr. Thomson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee.
Mr. Whitehead is a Corporate Director. From 2000 to 2008, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Finning International Inc. ("Finning") the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. Mr. Whitehead is currently the director and Chair of Finning and a director of both Belkorp Industries Inc. and Kal Tire. Previously he served as director of Inmet Mining Corporation, Ballard Power Systems Inc., Terasen Inc., Fletcher Challenge Canada, Finlay Forest Industries and Timberwest Forest Limited. Mr. Whitehead holds a MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of British Columbia.