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Board of Directors

Richard B. DeWolfe - Chairman Donald A. Guloien Joseph P. Caron 
John M. Cassaday Susan F. Dabarno Sheila S. Fraser 
Scott M. Hand  Luther S. Helms Tsun-yan Hsieh
Donald R. Lindsay John R. V. Palmer C. James Prieur
Andrea S. Rosen Lesley D. Webster

Richard B. DeWolfe

Richard B. DeWolfe
Director Since: 2004

Richard DeWolfe is Chairman of the Board, a position he has held since May 2, 2013. Mr. DeWolfe is also Managing Partner of DeWolfe & Company, LLC, a real estate management and investment consulting firm. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of The DeWolfe Companies, Inc., the largest homeownership organization in New England, which was previously listed on the American Stock Exchange and acquired by Cendant Corporation in 2002. Mr. DeWolfe is a director of Massachusetts General Hospital, President's Council, a Trustee Emeritus of Boston University, and an honorary director of The Boston Center for Community and Justice. He is also a member of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute Advisory Board. He was formerly a director of Avantair, Inc., Chairman and Founder of Reliance Relocation Services, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Boston University. Mr. DeWolfe holds a BAS, Marketing and Finance from Boston University and an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing organization. 


Donald Guloien

Donald A. Guloien
Director Since: 2009

Donald Guloien is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife. Mr. Guloien started in Corporate Planning and during his 33-year career at Manulife has held a variety of leadership roles in insurance and investments operations, global acquisitions and business development.  Before assuming his current role, he was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, where he was recognized as a leading global investment executive.  In 2012, Mr. Guloien was named International Business Executive of the Year by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.  He is a member of the Mayor of Shanghai's International Business Leaders' Advisory Council (IBLAC), the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and the Campaign Cabinet of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  He is Chair of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, a Director of the Geneva Association, and a former director of LIMRA International.  He is an Honorary Governor of ThinkFirst Pensez d’Abord Canada, and a former member of the Board of the Children’s Aid Foundation.  Mr. Guloien holds a B. Comm. from the University of Toronto.


Joseph Caron

Joseph P. Caron
Director Since: 2010

Joseph Caron is Principal and Founder of Joseph Caron Incorporated, a consulting business (established in 2010) providing strategic counsel to Asian businesses seeking to grow in Canada and Canadian businesses and organizations focused on development in Asia. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Caron was a member of HB Global Advisors Corporation, the international consulting firm of Heenan Blaikie. Mr. Caron's experience includes almost four decades with the Government of Canada where he served in a number of key diplomatic posts including, Ambassador to the Peoples' Republic of China (2001 to 2005), Ambassador to Japan (2005 to 2008) and High Commissioner to the Republic of India (2008 to 2010). He is currently on the advisory board of Westport Innovations Inc. and a director of the Vancouver International Airport.  He has also been named a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation and an Honorary Research Associate of the University of British Columbia's Institute of Asian Research. Mr. Caron holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Ottawa. 


John Cassaday

John M. Cassaday
Director Since: 1993

John Cassaday is President and Chief Executive Officer of Corus Entertainment Inc., a position he has held since its inception in 1999. Corus is a Canadian leader in pay and specialty television, Canadian radio and a global leader in children’s programming and licencing. Prior to Corus, Mr. Cassaday was Executive Vice President of Shaw Communications, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTV Television Network and President of Campbell Soup Company in Canada and the UK. Mr. Cassaday is currently a member of the board of directors of Corus Entertainment Inc. and Sysco Corporation. He is also active in community affairs, principally with St. Michael's Hospital. Mr. Cassaday has an MBA (Dean's List) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. 



Susan F. Dabarno
Director Since: 2013

Susan Dabarno has been a Corporate Director since 2011. She has extensive wealth management and distribution expertise and served from 2009 to 2010 as Executive Chair, and from 2003 to 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer, of Richardson Partners Financial Limited, an independent wealth management services firm. Before joining Richardson Partners Financial Limited, Ms. Dabarno was President and Chief Operating Officer at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. Ms. Dabarno is currently a member of the board of Bridgepoint Health Foundation and Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation. Ms. Dabarno is a Fellow of Certified General Accountants and holds a Class II Diploma from McGill University. 


Sheila Fraser

Sheila S. Fraser
Director Since: 2011

Sheila Fraser is currently a Corporate Director. From 2001 to 2011, Ms. Fraser served as Auditor General of Canada and, prior to joining the Office of the Auditor General in 1999 as Deputy Auditor General, she was a partner at Ernst & Young for 18 years. Her contributions to the accounting and auditing profession include her current role as a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation. She has also chaired two committees of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) as well as the Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and, until December 31, 2013, was a member of the International Federation of Accountants-International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IFAC-IPSASB). Ms. Fraser holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.


Scott hand

Scott M. Hand
Director Since: 2007

Scott Hand is Executive Chairman of the Board of Royal Nickel Corporation and was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inco Limited ("Inco") from April 2002 until he retired in January 2007. Prior to that time, Mr. Hand served as the President of Inco and held positions in Strategic Planning, Business Development and Law. Inco has been a major global Canadian-based resources enterprise and a leading producer and marketer of nickel and other metals. 
Mr. Hand is currently a member of the board of directors of Legend Gold Corp., Chinalco Mining Corporation International and Royal Nickel Corporation. Mr. Hand also serves on the boards of Boyd Technologies LLC (non-woven materials), the World Wildlife Fund Canada, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and a number of private companies in the mineral resource sector. Mr. Hand received a BA from Hamilton College and a JD from Cornell University. 


Luther Helms

Luther S. Helms
Director Since: 2007

Luther Helms has been the Managing Director of Sonata Capital Group ("Sonata") since 2000. Sonata is a privately-owned registered investment advisory firm. Mr. Helms has extensive banking and financial services experience, holding various positions at Bank of America Corporation, including Vice Chairman from 1993-1998, and was the Vice Chairman of KeyBank from 1998-2000. Mr. Helms is currently a member of the board of directors of ABM Industries Incorporated. Mr. Helms has an MBA from the University of Santa Clara and a BA, History and Economics from the University of Arizona.


Tsun-yan Hsieh

Tsun-yan Hsieh
Director Since: 2011

Tsun-yan Hsieh is Chairman of LinHart Group Pte Ltd., a firm he founded in 2010 to provide leadership counseling. Mr. Hsieh, a resident of Singapore, has extensive experience in international business, leadership development and corporate transformation. Mr. Hsieh joined McKinsey & Company in 1980 and was elected as a director from 1990 to 2008 when he retired and, from 2008 to 2010, Mr. Hsieh was retained by McKinsey as a Special Advisor to clients. During his 30-year career with McKinsey & Company, he founded the McKinsey Center for Asian Leadership and worked with clients in more than 30 countries and industries. Mr. Hsieh is currently a member of the board of directors of Singapore Airlines and Bharti Airtel Limited. He is a member of the Management Advisory Board at the School of Business and a Provost Chair Professor (Practice) at the School of Business (where he is also a member of the Management Advisory Board) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, both at the National University in Singapore. He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Donald Lindsay

Donald R. Lindsay
Director Since: 2010

Donald Lindsay is President and CEO of Teck Resources Limited, Canada's largest diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company, a position he has held since 2005. Mr. Lindsay's experience includes almost two decades with CIBC World Markets Inc., where he ultimately served as President after periods as Head of Investment and Corporate Banking and Head of the Asia Pacific Region. Mr. Lindsay is currently a member of the board of directors of Teck Resources Limited. He earned a BSc in Mining Engineering from Queen's University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


John Palmer

John R.V. Palmer
Director Since: 2009

John Palmer is Chairman and a founding director of the Toronto Leadership Centre, an organization focused on leadership in financial supervision. Mr. Palmer was the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada from 1994 - 2001 following his career at KPMG LLP (Canada) where he held senior positions, including Managing Partner and Deputy Chairman. He was also the Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and has advised other regulators including the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Mr. Palmer is currently a member of the board of directors of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and of several non-public organizations. He is a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and British Columbia and holds a BA from the University of British Columbia.


C. James Prieur

C. James Prieur
Director Since: 2013

James Prieur has been a Corporate Director since 2011 and, prior to that time, Mr. Prieur served as Chief Executive Officer and director of CNO Financial Group, Inc. from 2006 until his retirement in 2011. CNO Financial Group is a life insurance holding company focused on the senior middle income market in the U.S. Prior to joining CNO Financial Group, Mr. Prieur was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Life Financial, Inc. from 1999 to 2006 where he had previously led operations in Asia, Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom. He is a member of the President's Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a member of The Pacific Council on International Policy and its China Committee. Mr. Prieur is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School at Western University and a BA from the Royal Military College. 


Andrea S. Rosen

Andrea S. Rosen
Director Since: 2011

Andrea Rosen has been a Corporate Director since 2006. Ms. Rosen's extensive knowledge of the financial services industry includes investment banking and wholesale and retail banking. Prior to January 2005, her experience includes more than a decade with the TD Bank Financial Group, where she ultimately served as Vice Chair, TD Bank Financial Group and President of TD Canada Trust. Earlier in her career, she held progressively senior positions at Wood Gundy Inc. and was Vice President at Varity Corporation. Ms. Rosen is currently a member of the board of directors of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Emera Inc. and Hiscox Limited. She has an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a BA from Yale University.


Dr. Lesley Daniels Webster

Lesley D. Webster
Director Since: 2012

Lesley Webster is President and founder of Daniels Webster Capital Advisors, an enterprise risk management consulting firm established in 2006. Ms.  Webster has extensive financial industry experience and was Executive Vice President of JP Morgan Chase's firm-wide Market and Fiduciary Risk Management from 1994 until 2005. Prior to that, she was global head of US Dollar Fixed Income Derivatives at UBS Securities, Inc. and head of Fixed Income Arbitrage trading at Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Webster is currently a member of the board of directors of MarketAxess Holdings Inc. Ms. Webster earned a PhD in Economics from Stanford University and a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana.