Board of Directors

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JACK L. COCKWELL

Director Since: 1987

Mr. Cockwell is a Director of Brookfield, a global asset manager. Mr. Cockwell was Group Chair of Brookfield from June 2002 to June 2016 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield from 1991 to 2002. In January 2016, Mr. Cockwell was named to the Order of Canada for his civic engagement in the areas of education, conservation and history.

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PIERRE DUPUIS

Director Since: 1995

Mr. Dupuis is a Corporate Director. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Dupuis was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Dorel Industries Inc., a global consumer products company. Prior to his appointment at Dorel, Mr. Dupuis was President and Chief Operating Officer of Transcontinental Inc., a Canadian printing and publishing company.

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PAUL GAGNÉ

Director Since: 2015

Mr. Gagné, a retired executive, has extensive experience in the natural resource sector and is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Gagné has several years of executive experience in the forest products industry including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Avenor Inc. (now part of Resolute Forest Products) and strategy consultant to Kruger Inc., a privately held producer of paper and tissue

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PETER GORDON

Director Since: 2015

Mr. Gordon is a Managing Partner at Brookfield’s Private Equity Group, where he is responsible for the financial and operating performance of the Group’s portfolio of companies. He has over 25 years of industrial experience, principally in the mining and forest products industries, having held a number of senior management positions in the Brookfield portfolio companies. Mr. Gordon is a Director of North American Palladium Ltd.

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PAUL HOUSTON

Director Since: 2015

Mr. Houston is a retired executive who has served on a number of boards in Canada and the US, most recently with Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. as Lead Director from 2009 to March 2015. Mr. Houston has been Lead Director of Norbord since May 2015. He has over 12 years of CEO experience in a variety of industries, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alderwoods Group, a $1.2 billion U.S. company. He has also operated business in Canada, US and Europe

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DENISE M. NEMCHEV, B.SC., MBA

Director Since: 2018

Ms. Nemchev is President and Chief Executive Officer of tvONE Inc., a manufacturer and engineering company of professional audio and video equipment. Ms. Nemchev was President, Audio/Video Controls Segment of Nortek Inc., an air management and connectivity and control company in 2014 and from 2013 to 2014 was Vice President, Business Transformation. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Nemchev was Vice President, Product and Strategic Marketing of Stanley Black and Decker, the world’s largest power and hand tool company.

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LORI A. PEARSON, FCPA, FCA

Director Since: 2019

Ms. Pearson is a Managing Partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Brookfield. In this role, she is responsible for its asset management operations.  Prior to joining Brookfield in 2003, she was head of Human Resources at EY’s Canadian tax practice. Ms. Pearson is a Chartered Accountant and has been named a Fellow by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the profession’s highest mark of distinction, to recognize her career achievements, community involvement and the impact she has had on the accounting profession in Ontario.

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PETER C. WIJNBERGEN

Director Since: 2014

Mr. Wijnbergen was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2014. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from September 2010 through December 2013 and prior thereto held senior leadership positions in operations, strategic planning and sales, marketing and logistics. Mr. Wijnbergen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of Toronto and speaks fluently in English, French, Dutch and German.