Board of Directors


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.


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.


Director Since: 2015

Mr. Gordon is a Managing Partner at Brookfield. Prior to July 2019, he was Chief Operating Officer of Brookfield’s Private Equity Group, where he was responsible for the financial and operating performance of the Group’s broad portfolio of companies. Mr. Gordon joined Brookfield in April 1998 and has focused on Brookfield’s private equity activities since 2001. 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.


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 US company. He has also operated business in Canada, US and Europe.


Director Since: 2020

Ms. Lawson is a Corporate Director who recently retired after 32 years with Scotiabank. She was Executive Vice President, Global Head, Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking at Scotiabank from 2014 to 2018. Prior thereto she served in several senior management positions, including Deputy Head of Corporate Banking, and Vice President of Internal Audit. She has over 33 years’ experience in capital markets, assisting numerous management teams and senior executives in the execution of their strategies. In 2016, she received the Women in Capital Markets, Award for Leadership and the Women’s Executive Network, Top 100 Corporate Executive Award.


Director Since: 2020

Ms. McMorrow is a Corporate Director, including for certain private companies and not-for-profit corporations, and a Chartered Accountant. She was a senior client assurance partner with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), a global professional services firm until her retirement in 2016. She has more than 35 years’ experience in advising audit committees and senior management of public and private global companies. From 2009 to 2016, Ms. McMorrow was the National Director in Canada of EY’s signature Entrepreneur of the Year awards program and the firm’s Growth Markets Leader (high-growth entrepreneurial companies).


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 was Vice President, Business Transformation from 2013 to 2014. 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.


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.


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.