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
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 the past Chairman of Syncrude Canada Ltd., an integrated oil sands project, and a former President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited. 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 was appointed to the Government of Canada’s Science, Technology & Innovation Council in 2013. 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 and CPAC Network. 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.
Frank McKenna has served as a director of Brookfield since August 2006. A resident of Cap-Pele, New Brunswick and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Mr. McKenna is Chair of the Board of the Corporation, a position he has held since August 2010. Mr. McKenna is Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group, a financial institution, and is also a director of Canadian Natural Resources Limited. Mr. McKenna is a former Ambassador of Canada to the U.S.A. and a former Premier of the Province of New Brunswick.
Youssef A. Nasr
Member of the Risk Management Committee
Youssef Nasr has served as a director of Brookfield since November 2010. A resident of Beirut, Lebanon. Mr. Nasr is a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Middle East Ltd., a global financial institution. Before that, he was President of HSBC Bank Brazil, and a President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Strategic Investments Inc., HSBC USA Inc., HSBC Bank USA and HSBC Bank Canada.
Lord O’Donnell has served as a director of Brookfield since May 2013. A resident of London, United Kingdom. Lord O’Donnell is currently the Chairman of Frontier Economics and a strategic advisor to TD Bank Group, a financial institution. He served as the Cabinet Secretary and head of the British Civil Service between 2005 and 2011. Prior to this, Lord O’Donnell served as the Permanent Secretary of the Treasury from 2002 to 2005. An economist by training, Lord O’Donnell was a lecturer at the University of Glasgow until entering public service by joining Her Majesty’s Treasury in 1979.
James Pattison has served as a director of Brookfield since April 2006. A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Pattison is Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Jim Pattison Group, a diversified consumer-oriented company. He is also a director of Canfor Corporation and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.