CWB Financial Group

Board of directors 

Albrecht Bellstedt 2017

 

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. Mr. Bellstedt has served on many boards, including The Forzani Group Ltd., the Alberta University Hospital Foundation, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Banff Centre. Mr. Bellstedt received a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.

Board committees: Risk, Governance (Chair)

Director since: 1995

Independent

 Andrew Bibby 2017
Andrew J. Bibby

Mr. Bibby is Chief Executive Officer of Grosvenor Americas Partners, a property investment and development partnership. Mr. Bibby currently serves on the boards of UBC Properties Trust and Rugby Canada. Mr. Bibby received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Philosophy from Oxford University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Board committees: Human Resources, Risk

Director since: 2012

Independent

 Chris Fowler 2017
Chris Fowler

Mr. Fowler is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CWB. He joined CWB in 1991 and has filled progressively senior positions during his 25 years with CWB. Mr. Fowler currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Alberta and on the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. Mr. Fowler received a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and a Master of Arts (Economics) from the University of British Columbia.

Board committee: N/A

Director since: 2013

Non-independent

 Linda Hohol  

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 filled the roles of Executive Vice President, Wealth Management and Senior Vice President, Alberta and NWT at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. In addition to the public company directorships set out below, Ms. Hohol has also served on many boards, including the Board of Directors of ATB Financial, the Calgary Airport Authority, Canada Foundation for Innovation and Export Development Canada. She is a graduate of the Executive Development Program of the Kellogg Business School. Ms. Hohol is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

Board committees: Audit, Risk

Director since: 2011

Independent

 Robert Manning 2017
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 a Bachelor of Science (Hons) at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and a Masters of Business Administration at the Cranfield School of Management.

Board committees: Audit (Chair), Human Resources

Director since: 1986

Independent

 Margaret Mulligan 2017
Margaret J. Mulligan

Ms. Mulligan is a Corporate Director. She is standing for election to the Board for the first time. She is currently a director of Ontario Power Generation Inc. and the Ladies Professional Golf Association. She was previously the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (previously Biovail Corporation), Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Linamar Corporation and the Executive Vice President, Systems & Operations of Bank of Nova Scotia, and is a past Governor of the University of Waterloo and Trustee of the Ontario Science Centre. Ms. Mulligan is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She received a Bachelor of Mathematics (Hons) from the University of Waterloo and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Board committees: Governance and Audit 

Director since: 2017

Independent

 Sarah Morgan S 2017  

Sarah A. Morgan-Silvester

Ms. Morgan-Silvester is a Corporate Director serving on a variety of private corporate and non-profit boards. She was previously Executive Vice President, Personal Financial Services and Wealth Management, HSBC Bank Canada and President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Trust Company (Canada). She has served in the past as Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, Chair of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Chair of BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation. Ms. Morgan-Silvester received a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of British Columbia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. She also holds the Human Resources and Compensation Committee designation from the Directors College.

Board committees: Risk (Chair), Human Resources

Director since: 2014

Independent

 Bob Phillips 2017
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 received a Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Gold Medalist) from the University of Alberta.

Board committees: Audit, Governance, Human Resources, Risk

Director since: 2001

Independent

 Raymond Protti  

Raymond J. Protti, ICD.D

Mr. Protti is a Corporate Director. He served 11 years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Bankers Association and prior to that he spent 25 years in the federal public service and was Deputy Minister of Labour, Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Mr. Protti is Vice Chair of the Board of the Royal B.C. Museum. He previously served as Chair of the University of Victoria and on the Boards of the Toronto Community Foundation and Ryerson University. Mr. Protti received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons. Economics and Gold Medalist) and a Master of 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

Independent

 Ian Reid 2017  

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 as President of Finning (Canada) Ltd. In addition to the public company directorships set out below, Mr. Reid serves as the independent Chair on the Board of Directors of Fountain Tire Ltd., a privately held corporation owned in partnership with Goodyear Canada. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Associated Engineering and Voice Construction OPCO ULC. He served as the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology from 2003 until 2007 and has been a member of numerous other community and industry associations. Mr. Reid also served as a member of the Provincial Audit Committee created under the Auditor General Act (Alberta) until 2013. Mr. Reid received 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

Independent

 Sanford Riley 2017  

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. Prior to 2003, he was the Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Group Inc., a personal financial services organization. In addition to the public company directorships set out below, Mr. Riley is Chair of the Board of Directors of the University of Winnipeg Foundation and Chair of Manitoba Hydro. Mr. Riley received a Bachelor of Political Science from Queen’s University and 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

Independent

 Alan Rowe 2017  

Alan M. Rowe, CPA, CA

Mr. Rowe is a Partner with 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. Mr. Rowe is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Board committees: Audit, Human Resources (Chair)

Director since: 1996

Independent



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