, Chairman of the Board and President, ACVA Investing Corporation
Mr. Dussault is currently President of ACVA Investing Corporation which is a privately held investment company. Mr. Dussault has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intact Financial Corporation since January 1, 2008, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2001 to the end of 2007. Mr. Dussault has been a director of Intact Financial Corporation and its P&C insurance subsidiaries since 2000. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society; he graduated from the Université Laval (Québec) with a Bachelor of Actuarial Science degree and has completed the Advanced Executive Education Program at the Wharton School of Business.
Charles Brindamour is Chief Executive Officer of Intact Financial Corporation. Under his leadership, the Company became an independent and widely-held Canadian company in 2009 and engineered, two years later, the acquisition of AXA Canada Inc. Mr. Brindamour began his career with Intact in 1992 as an actuary and held a number of progressive management positions in St-Hyacinthe and Toronto. He also served in management and executive roles in Europe with ING Groep, the Company’s former majority shareholder. Upon his return to Canada in 1999, he led the company’s acquisition, strategic planning and capital management functions. Two years later he became Senior Vice President of Personal Lines and, in 2004, he was appointed Executive Vice President, responsible for underwriting, claims, planning, corporate development and investor relations. In 2007, he became Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until his appointment as President and CEO in January 2008.
A graduate of Laval University, in Actuarial Sciences. Mr. Brindamour is also an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Mr. Brindamour is a board member of Intact Financial Corporation and of the C.D. Howe Institute, Chair of the Board of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Climate Change Adaptation Project, an initiative of the University of Waterloo. Mr. Brindamour is a member of the Campaign Cabinet of the CHU Sainte-Justine. He is a past member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto and he chaired a number of its campaigns among the insurance industry.
, Corporate Director and President, Placements Beluca Inc.
Mr. Brouillette is currently President of Placements Beluca Inc. which is a privately held investment company. Since 2007, he has also been a director of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Bermuda Stock Exchange. He was, from April 2002 to September 2005, the Chief Executive Officer of ING Latin America. Prior to that time, Mr. Brouillette had been General Manager of ING Mexico and Chairman of the Executive Committee of ING Commercial America since 2001. Over the last 35 years, Mr. Brouillette has occupied several senior positions within the ING group of companies, including CEO of Intact Financial Corporation (formerly ING Canada Inc.) from 1993 to 2001. He is an Actuarial Science graduate of the Université Laval (Québec), a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Mr. Brouillette has also been a director of our P&C insurance companies since 1989.
Mr. Crispin was, until retirement, a member of ING Americas Executive Committee, which is responsible for all of ING Group’s insurance, banking and investment management activities in North and South America. From 2001 until the end of 2007, when he retired, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ING Investment Management Americas and was responsible for ING Mutual Funds, ING Institutional Markets and ING Group’s insurance operations in Brazil, Chile and Peru. Prior to joining ING Group in 2001, Mr. Crispin was an Executive Vice-President of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Over the past 35 years, he has held senior positions with a number of major insurance and financial service companies. These include Travelers Companies where he was Vice Chairman and Lincoln National Corporation where he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer. He has led a variety of units including investment, finance, distribution, international operations and technology. Mr. Crispin received a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Janet De Silva
, Dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business in Asia
Dr. Janet De Silva is the Dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business in Asia. She currently serves as a director on the Boards of Blue Umbrella Limited, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. Dr. De Silva has more than 10 years of leadership experience as CEO of Sun Life Financial’s business in Hong Kong and its Mainland China joint venture and as Co-Founder and CEO of Retail China Limited. She was also the past Chair and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Chair of the Canada China Business Council in Beijing.
Dr. De Silva holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and a Doctor of Law honoris causa from Thompson Rivers University.
, Chair of the Board, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Ms. Mercier is currently the Chair of the Board of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Ms Mercier is a professional director and her career encompasses more than 40 years of general management experience in the financial services, communications, integrated oil and forest products sectors. From 1995 to 2003, Ms. Mercier headed her own management consulting firm, Finvoy Management Inc., specializing in financial strategy, restructuring and corporate governance issues. Prior to that time, she was Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Abitibi-Price Inc. She holds an MBA from York University and a Masters Degree in English from the University of Alberta. In 2010, Ms. Mercier received an honorary LLD from York University. In 2011, she was ranked one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence. In January 2013, Ms. Mercier was named to Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Accenture Corporate Directors category. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada. Ms. Mercier was appointed a member of Intact Financial Corporation’s former Advisory Board in 1999.
Tim Penner served as President of Procter & Gamble Inc. from 1999 to 2011, when he retired after 33 years with the company. He has extensive international experience, as Vice President of P&G’s Health and Beauty Care business in the UK and Ireland, and later as Vice President of P&G’s North American Tissue/Towel business in Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout his career, he has served on various community, educational and professional committees. He serves on the Board of SickKids Hospital and the YMCA of Greater Toronto, and is on the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness and Prosperity. He is Past Chair of both GS-1 and Food & Consumer Products of Canada. He served on the Board of the Youth Challenge Fund and was Chair of the United Way of Greater Toronto 2007 Campaign, after serving as Deputy Chair for 2006. Mr. Penner has also served as Honorary Chair for Career Bridge, a successful internship program that links qualified, professional-level immigrants with Canadian employers.
, Chancellor and Chair of the Board, Université de Montréal and Invited Fellow, Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations
Ms. Roy is Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Université de Montréal, the first woman to occupy these functions. Since September 2003, she is an invited Fellow at CIRANO, the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations and has been nominated Chair of the board in December 2012. She was President of the Conseil des arts de Montréal from September 2006 to December 2012. She serves as a director of Power Financial Corporation, Montréal International and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD Quebec Chapter). Ms. Roy is also a consultant and a company director. During her career, she has been a director of Provigo Inc. until 1992, the Laurentian Bank of Canada until 1993, Videotron Ltée until 1997, and Domtar Corporation until 2007. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Urban Community Transport Commission until 1992, Executive Vice-President of Air France until 1997, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telemedia Communications Inc. until 2000 and Senior Vice-President of International Air Transport Association until 2003. She participated in several fundraising campaigns, including the Université de Montréal’s and several other cultural organizations. In 2009, she was named an Officer of the National Order of Québec and in 2012, Officer of the order of Canada.
Mr. Frederick Singer is an Internet pioneer and entrepreneur whose career and philanthropic accomplishments have spanned a broad range of sectors from media, education, arts, science and veteran affairs. Mr. Singer is the CEO of Echo360 and has served as Chair of Grab Media. Previously, he was a Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of Softbank Corporation in Japan and was active as a venture partner at Softbank Capital in the US. Mr. Singer also held a number of senior positions at AOL, was a founder of the Washington Post Online Service and a Consultant with Bain & Company.
Mr. Singer holds an MBA from Harvard University, as well as an LLB, MA in Philosophy, BA with Distinction in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University.
Mr. Snyder retired as the President and CEO of TransAlta Corporation on January 1, 2012, a position he held since 1996. Previously, he was President & CEO of Noma Industries Ltd., GE Canada Inc., and Camco, Inc. He is co-chair of the Calgary Stampede Foundation Campaign and a Director of the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation. Mr. Snyder was also a member of the Board of TransAlta Corporation until January 1, 2012 and is a past Director of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He is the past Chair of the following organizations: Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness, the Calgary Committee to End Homelessness, the Calgary Homeless Foundation, the Canada-Alberta ecoEnergy Carbon Capture & Storage Task Force, the Conference Board of Canada, the Calgary Zoological Society, the Canadian Electrical Association, the United Way Campaign of Calgary and Area, and the Calgary Zoo’s “Destination Africa” capital campaign. He was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005, the Conference Board of Canada 2008 Honorary Associate Award, the Chamber of Commerce Sherrold Moore Award of Excellence in 2009, the Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award by the Energy Council of Canada in 2010 and was Alberta OIC week’s CEO of the year for 2011.
Mr. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Queen’s University (Kingston) as well as a master of business administration from the University of Western Ontario (London). In addition, he has honorary degrees from the University of Calgary (LLD), and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Applied Technology).
, Dean, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Ms. Stephenson has been the Dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University since July 1, 2003. Prior to this appointment, she worked for more than 30 years in the telecommunications and technology industries, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies Canada. Ms. Stephenson currently serves on the board of directors for several top Canadian companies and on important government committees. She is the former Chair of the Government of Canada’s Advisory Committee on Senior Level Retention and Compensation, a position she held for more than 10 years. She is also the former Chair of the Ontario Research Fund. From 2005-2007, Ms. Stephenson served as a Member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology. In 2005, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Canadian Information Productivity Awards. In November 2006, she was appointed by the Federal Government to serve on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Olympic Games Organizing Committee (VANOC). In 2008, she was inducted into Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame. In 2009, Ms. Stephenson was given one of the highest honours a Canadian civilian can achieve and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the development of our national telecommunications industry and for her work at the Richard Ivey School of Business. In 2011, she was ranked one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence. Ms. Stephenson is a graduate of the University of Toronto. She has also completed the Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. In 2000, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering from Ryerson Polytechnic University. Ms. Stephenson was appointed a member of the Company’s former Advisory Board in 1999 and was previously a member of our Board of Directors in 1999. She has also been a director of the Company’s P&C insurance subsidiaries since 2002.