Board of directors
From left to right: Raymond J. Protti, ICD.D; Robert Phillips, Q.C (Chair); Linda M.O. Hohol; H. Sanford Riley, C.M.; Ian M. Reid; Chris H. Fowler; Allan W. Jackson (retired); Alan M. Rowe, CPA, CA;
Sarah A. Morgan-Silvester; Robert A. Manning; Albrecht W.A. Bellstedt, Q.C; Andrew J. Bibby.
Albrecht W.A. Bellstedt, Q.C.
Mr. Bellstedt is president of A.W.A. Bellstedt Professional Corporation, a consulting services firm. He was previously executive vice president, law and corporate of TransCanada Corporation, a North American energy services company and, prior to that, a partner of the law firm Milner Fenerty. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.
Board committees: Risk, Governance (Chair)
Director since: 1995
Andrew J. Bibby
Mr. Bibby is chief executive officer of Grosvenor Americas Partners, a property investment and development partnership. Mr. Bibby received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, Master of Philosophy from Oxford University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Board committees: Human Resources, Risk
Director since: 2012
Mr. Fowler is president and chief executive officer of CWB Group, and the chair of CWB Group’s Executive Committee. Mr. Fowler previously served as CWB’s chief operating officer, where he was responsible for banking operations, credit risk management, and led the development and execution of the CWB Group strategic plan and vision. He first joined CWB’s business lending team in 1991 and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Board committee: N/A
Director since: 2013
Linda M.O. Hohol
Ms. Hohol, a corporate director, is the former president of TSX Venture Exchange Inc. at the TMX Group Inc. Prior to that she was executive vice president, wealth management, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Hohol has served on many for profit and not for profit boards and currently serves on the boards of directors of EllisDon Construction Ltd., Export Development Canada and NAV Canada. Ms. Hohol received the distinguished business leader award from the Haskayne School of Business in 2005. She is a graduate of the Executive Development Program of the Kellogg Business School and is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
Board committees: Audit, Risk
Director since: 2011
Robert A. Manning
Mr. Manning is president of Cathton Investments Ltd., a general investment holding company. He was previously executive vice president and a director of North West Trust Company and corporate banking account manager at Bank of Montreal. Mr. Manning is a director of numerous private companies. Mr. Manning completed his Masters of Business Administration at the Cranfield School of Management and his Bachelor of Science (Hons) at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
Board committees: Audit (Chair), Human Resources
Director since: 1986
Sarah A. Morgan-Silvester
Ms. Morgan-Silvester is a corporate director and former chancellor of the University of British Columbia. She is a director of ENMAX Corporation, an electricity company, and the Vancouver Foundation, as well as a member of the partnership board of Grant Thornton LLP and Grant Thornton Consulting. She was previously executive vice president, personal financial services and wealth management, HSBC Bank Canada and president and CEO of HSBC Trust Company (Canada). Her past affiliations include: chair of Port Metro Vancouver, chair of Vancouver Port Authority, chair of BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre Foundation, and directorof the C.D. Howe Institute. Ms. Morgan-Silvester received her Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of British Columbia. She is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and holds the Human Resources and Compensation Committee designation from the Directors College.
Board committees: Risk (Chair), Human Resources
Director since: 2014
Robert L. Phillips, Q.C. (Chair of the Board)
Mr. Phillips is president of R.L. Phillips Investments Inc., a private investment firm. Mr. Phillips was previously president and chief executive officer of BCR Group of Companies, executive vice president of MacMillan Bloedel Limited and president and chief executive officer of Dreco Energy Services Ltd. and of PTI Group Inc. Mr. Phillips is currently chair of MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. and Precision Drilling Corporation. He also serves as lead director of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and as a director of EPCOR Utilities and Axia NetMedia Corporation. Mr. Phillips received his Bachelor of Laws (Gold Medalist) and Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Alberta.
Board committees: Audit, Governance, Human Resources, Risk
Director since: 2001
Raymond J. Protti, ICD.D
Mr. Protti is a corporate director. He was previously president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Bankers Association. Mr. Protti is vice president of the board of Pacific Opera Opera Victora and has also served on the Board of Governors of the University of Victoria and Ocean Networks Canada. Mr. Protti received his Bachelor of Arts (Hons, Gold Medalist) and Master of Arts, both in Economics, from the University of Alberta. Mr. Protti holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Board committees: Audit, Governance
Director since: 2009
Ian M. Reid
Mr. Reid is a corporate director. He retired from Finning International Inc. in 2008 after a 30-year career, which included 11 years a president of Finning (Canada). In addition to CWB, he serves as a corporate director for Stuart Olson Inc. and Delta Gold Corporation. Mr. Reid also serves on the Board of Directors of Fountain Tire Ltd., a privately held corporation owned in partnership with Goodyear Canada, Associated Engineering and Voice Construction OPCO ULC which are privately owned Canadian corporations. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Reid was a member of the Provincial Audit Committee created under the Auditor General Act (Alberta). He previously served as the chair of the board of governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology between 2003 and 2007, and has been a member of numerous other community and industry associations. Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Board committees: Risk (Chair of the Loan Adjudication Panel), Governance
Director since: 2011
H.S. (Sandy) Riley, C.M.
Mr. Riley is president and chief executive officer of Richardson Financial Group Limited, a financial services affiliate of James Richardson & Sons, Limited and a director of Richardson GMP, an investment dealer. Prior to 2003, he was the chair and president and chief executive officer of Investors Group Inc., a personal financial services organization. Mr. Riley is chair of the board of directors of the University of Winnipeg Foundation and serves as a director of the Canada West Foundation, GMP Capital Inc., Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., Molson Coors Brewing Company and North West Trust Company Inc. He received a Bachelor of Political Science from Queen's University and received a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Riley was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2002.
Board committees: Audit, Human Resources
Director since: 2011
Alan M. Rowe, CPA, CA
Mr. Rowe is a partner of Crown Realty Partners, an investment management company. Prior to July 2007, he was senior vice president, chief financial officer and corporate secretary of Crown Life Insurance Company, a life insurance company. Mr. Rowe is a chartered professional accountant and a chartered accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Board committees: Audit, Human Resources (Chair)
Director since: 1996
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