The current Board of Directors comprises of 16 members. The names and biographies of each of the Directors are set forth below.
Elyse Allan has served as a director of Brookfield since November 2015. A resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Ms. Allan is the President and CEO of General Electric Canada Company Inc., a position she has held since 2004, and a Vice-President of General Electric Co., a global digital industrial company. She serves on the Board of Directors for the C.D. Howe Institute and the Conference Board of Canada, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and the Board of Overseers at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Ms. Allan recently completed her Board term at the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, where she also served as Chair.
Angela Braly has served as a director of Brookfield since May 2015. A resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., Ms. Braly is the former Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc., a health benefits company now known as Anthem, Inc. She was Chair of the Board from 2010 to 2012 and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Braly served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Public Affairs Officer of WellPoint and President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri.
Marcel R. Coutu
Designated Financial Expert of the Audit Committee
Member of the Management Resources and Compensation 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, the largest investor in the Syncrude Joint Venture. He is also a director of Enbridge Inc., The Great-West Lifeco Inc., Power Corporation of Canada and IGM Financial Inc. Mr. Coutu is a director of the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Board.
Maureen Kempston Darkes has served as a director of Brookfield since April 2008. A resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, U.S.A., Ms. Kempston Darkes is the retired Group Vice-President and President, Latin America, Africa and Middle East of General Motors Corporation, a motor vehicle manufacturer. She was appointed to the Government of Canada’s Science, Technology & Innovation Council in 2013.
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, a director and Vice Chairman 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 and the Chair of its Board of Directors since August 2010. A resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick, 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. 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. Before that, he was President of HSBC Bank Brazil, and President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Strategic Investments Inc., HSBC USA Inc., HSBC Bank USA and HSBC Bank Canada.
Seek Ngee Huat
Member of the Governance and Nominating Committee
Seek Ngee Huat has served as a director of Brookfield since November 2012. A resident of Singapore, N.H. Seek retired as President of GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd. in 2011 and served two more years as advisor to the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) Group Executive Committee and Chairman of its Latin American Business Group. N.H. Seek serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Global Logistic Properties Ltd. and the Chairman of the Management Board, National University of Singapore Institute of Real Estate Studies. He is also a senior advisor to Frasers Centrepoint Ltd. and a member of the Brookfield Properties Advisory Board.