The current Board of Directors comprises of 16 members. The names and biographies of each of the Directors are set forth below.
Marcel R. Coutu
Member and Designated Financial Expert of the Audit Committee
Marcel Coutu has served as a director of Brookfield since April 2006. A resident of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mr. Coutu is President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited and Chairman of Syncrude Canada Ltd., an integrated oil sands project. He is also a director of The Great-West Lifeco Inc. and Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Coutu is a member of the Pension and Compensation Committee of the Calgary Exhibition Stampede Board.
Maureen Kempston Darkes has served as a director of Brookfield since April 2008. A resident of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, U.S.A., Ms. Kempston Darkes is a director of Canadian National Railway Company, Enbridge Inc., Irving Oil Co. and Balfour Beatty plc. She is an Advisory Board member of Women’s College Hospital Foundation and is a director of the Bridgepoint Health Foundation. Ms. Kempston Darkes is the retired Group Vice-President and President, Latin America, Africa and Middle East, General Motors Corporation.
Chair of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee
Member of the Governance and Nominating Committee
Lance Liebman has served as a director of Brookfield since April 2005. A resident of New York, New York, U.S.A., Mr. Liebman is the Director of the American Law Institute and the William S. Beinecke Professor of Law at the Columbia Law School in New York, where he formerly served as Dean. Mr. Liebman is also a director of Greater New York Insurance Companies.
Philip Lind has served as a director of Brookfield since May 1994. A resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Lind is one of the founders and currently Vice-Chairman and a director of Rogers Communications Inc., a diversified communications company. Mr. Lind is a director of Central Canadian Public TV Association, CPAC Network and Tuckamore Capital Management Inc. He is also a board member of the Council for Business and the Arts, The Power Plant, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Atlantic Salmon Federation.