Board of Directors

In accordance with the Alberta Investment Management Corporation Act, the Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the management of the business and affairs of AIMCo. Guided by this mandate, the Board sets the strategic direction of the Corporation and oversees the development and implementation of policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day conduct of AIMCo’s business. All directors are duly appointed to the Board by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and must have experience in investment management, finance, accounting or law, or have served as an executive or director with a large, publicly traded company. Individuals should also have, to the extent practicable, experience in executive management of a substantial corporation.  All directors are fully independent of management.

Directors are required by statute to act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Corporation and, as such, are required to exercise due care, diligence and skill, and manage risk appropriately in their oversight of AIMCo.

Mac H. Van Wielingen

Chair

Mac H. Van Wielingen

Chair

Mac H. Van Wielingen is a founder and director of ARC Financial Corp. and a founder and former Chair of ARC Resources Ltd. He is also President of Viewpoint Capital Corporation, a private family-owned investment company, and President of Viewpoint Foundation, a private charitable foundation. In addition, he is a past director of numerous other companies within the energy sector, and is active in various capacities in the community and the not-for-profit sector. Mr. Van Wielingen is a co-founder and Chair of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership (CCAL) at the Haskayne School of Business. He is an Honors’ graduate of the Ivey School of Business in finance and has also studied post graduate economics at Harvard University.

John T. Ferguson

Vice-Chair

John T. Ferguson

Vice-Chair

John T. Ferguson is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Princeton Developments Ltd. and Princeton Ventures Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Peter Lougheed Leadership Initiative. Mr. Ferguson is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1964 and received his CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1967.

George F. J. Gosbee

George F. J. Gosbee

George F.J. Gosbee is the Chairman & CEO of AltaCorp Capital, an investment bank that is partnered with ATB Financial. Mr. Gosbee is a Co-owner of the Arizona Coyotes and an Alternate Governor on the National Hockey Leagues (NHL) Board of Governors. He is a board member of Arcadia Biosciences.

In 2009, Mr. Gosbee was honoured as one of 200 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. He has received the Haskayne School of Business’ Distinguished Alumni Award and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year for the Prairie Region by Ernst and Young. Mr. Gosbee has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Premier of Alberta.

Mr. Gosbee holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. He is a former board member of Chrysler Group LLC in Detroit, a former member of the Canadian Minister of Finance's Economic Advisory Council and a former Director of the TMX Group. He is a Director, and Past Chairman, of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and Past Chairman of the Board for the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Jim Prieur

Jim Prieur

C. James Prieur is a former Chief Executive Officer of CNO Financial Group, Inc. and has over 30 years of finance, investment management, risk management, and international business experience. 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 had been with Sun Life Financial since 1979. He began his career at Sun Life Financial in Investments, and in 1997 he was named Senior Vice President and General Manager for U.S. operations, and became corporate President and Chief Operating Officer in 1999, a position Mr. Prieur occupied until he left Sun Life Financial to join CNO Financial Group. While at Sun Life Financial, Mr. Prieur managed multiple lines of business, including life, annuities, and health products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Asia.

He serves on the Board of Directors of Manulife Financial Corporation and Ambac Financial Group, Inc., as well as, the not-for-profit Music of the Baroque. In addition, he is a member of the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and The Pacific Council on International Policy.

Mr. Prieur is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School at Western University and a Bachelor of Arts from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Harold A. Roozen

Harold A. Roozen

Harold A. Roozen is currently the Executive Chairman of CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. He is a member of the Business Council of Canada, a trustee of the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation, and presently sits on the Board of Directors of ZCL Composites Inc. (TSX).

Mr. Roozen was previously Chair of WIC Western International Communication Ltd., Chair of Canadian Communications Satellite Inc., and President of the Allarcom Group of privately held companies. His prior board experience includes Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX/NYSE) until January 2010, Royal Host REIT (TSX) from 2005 to 2006, and the Edmonton Community Foundation from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Roozen has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1975, and an MBA from Queen’s University in 1979.

Andrea S. Rosen

Andrea S. Rosen

Andrea S. Rosen is the former Vice-Chair of TD Bank Financial Group and President of TD Canada Trust. Ms. Rosen serves on the boards of Manulife Financial Inc., and Emera Inc. Ms. Rosen has an LLB from the Osgoode Hall Law School, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University, and a BA magna cum laude from Yale University.

Robert L. “Jay” Vivian Jr.

Robert L. “Jay” Vivian Jr.

Robert L. “Jay” Vivian is the former Managing Director of the $100 billion IBM Retirement Funds system. Mr. Vivian is on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of ICMA-RC, and is the founding Chair of the Investment Committee, a member of the Board and the Executive Committee, and Corporate Secretary, of the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets, the $2 trillion trade group of U.S. corporate retirement funds. He is also on the Investment & Pension Subcommittee for the charity United Way Worldwide, and is a member and Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Bowdoin College, a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a CFA® Charter from the CFA Institute.

Helen Kearns

Helen Kearns

Helen M. Kearns is a leader in capital markets in Canada with more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive and entrepreneur in the investment industry and corporate director.

She was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Kearns & Associates Ltd. in February 2008. Previously Helen was President of NASDAQ Canada (2001-2004) and an officer of NASDAQ Inc. Prior to that, Helen worked at Richardson Greenshields of Canada Limited from 1980-1995, rising to the position of Head of Institutional Sales and Trading, which included a seat on the Executive Committee.

Helen has extensive board experience having previously served on the Advisory Board of Kingsett Capital as Lead Director, on the Board of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and as Governor of the Board of TSX for three terms. Helen earned the ICD Directors designation in 2010 and in 2015 completed the ICD course for Crown Corporations.

In 2002, Ms. Kearns’ extensive background in Canada’s investment industry was recognized when she was the recipient of the John Molson School of Business Award of Distinction. In addition, she is a recipient of the Montreal Board of Trade Women of Distinction Award (2002), the “Women on the Move” Entrepreneur of the Year Award (1997), and was recognized by the Financial Post as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada (2004).

Tom Woods

Tom Woods

Tom Woods spent his entire career with CIBC and Wood Gundy, the predecessor firm of CIBC World Markets. He started in Investment Banking, advising companies raising financing in the equity and debt capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions, and later was Head of Canadian Corporate Banking, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and retired in 2014 as Vice Chairman.

Mr. Woods also serves on the boards of Bank of America Corporation; the CIBC Children's Foundation; the Board of Advisors of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto; and St. Joseph's Health Centre.

Mr. Woods has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ross Grieve

Ross Grieve

Ross A. Grieve is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and former Chief Executive Officer of PCL Construction Holdings Ltd. He also serves on the boards of Melcor Developments, Kingsett Capital Fund, Maggnum Ventures Inc, and Inn at the Forks, Ltd. Mr. Grieve has received numerous accolades for his business leadership – most notably, Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Award in 2009. He has a BSc in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba.

J. Richard Bird

J. Richard Bird

J. Richard Bird retired from Enbridge Inc. in early 2015, having served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development, and various other roles, including: Executive Vice President Liquids Pipelines, Senior Vice President Corporate Planning and Development, and Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Bird serves on the Board of Directors or Trustees of Enbridge Energy Partners L.P., Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc., Gaz Metro Inc. and Bird Construction Company Inc. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of the University of Calgary Board of Governors. Mr. Bird was named Canada's CFO of the Year for 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, and a Masters of Business Administration and PhD from the University of Toronto and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Board Diversity

AIMCo seeks to be a destination organization, attracting individuals with widely varying work experience from across North America and around the globe. With more than forty languages spoken and a majority of the world’s cultures represented, we are a truly global corporation. We employ those worldly insights to make the best investment decisions for our clients, bringing local knowledge to the most far reaching opportunities for our clients. AIMCo and its Board of Directors recognize and fully support the aims of diversity and inclusion, for our workforce, our Board and for our investee companies. In assessing board candidates and selecting nominees for the AIMCo Board, the Governance/Nominating committee will consider diversity of skills, experience, geographic background, gender and age. Consistent with the AIMCo Board’s commitment to gender diversity and greater representation of qualified women on boards in alignment with the aims of robust board governance, the Board has a stated objective that at least 30% of AIMCo Directors should be women.

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