V. Prem Watsa
V. Prem Watsa has been the Chairman of our Board of Directors and our Chief Executive Officer since 1985. He has served as Vice President of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd. since 1985. Mr. Watsa formerly served as Vice President of GW Asset Management from 1983 to 1984 and in various positions, ultimately as a Vice President, with Confederation Life Investment Counsel from 1974 to 1983.
Anthony F. Griffiths
Anthony F. Griffiths is our Lead Director. Mr. Griffiths is an independent business consultant and corporate director. Mr. Griffiths was the Chairman of Mitel Corporation, a telecommunications company from 1987 to 1993, and from 1991 to 1993 assumed the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer in addition to that of Chairman.
Robert J. Gunn
Robert J. Gunn is an independent business consultant and corporate director. Mr. Gunn previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Royal & SunAlliance plc, a diversified insurance company in London, England, from 2002 to 2003 and 2001 to 2002, respectively. He also served as Group Director, Americas, of Royal & SunAlliance from 1998-2001. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Gunn held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer at Royal & SunAlliance Canada.
Alan D. Horn
Alan D. Horn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Telecommunications Limited and has been Chairman of Rogers Communications Inc. since March 2006. Mr. Horn served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. during 2008. Mr. Horn was Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. from 1996 to 2006 and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Rogers Telecommunications Limited from 1990 to 1996.
Timothy R. Price
Timothy R. Price has been the Chairman of Brookfield Funds, a division of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. since 1997 and was Chairman of Brookfield Financial Corporation until December 2004.
Brandon W. Sweitzer
Brandon W. Sweitzer is the Dean of the School of Risk Management, St. John's University and a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sweitzer became Chief Financial Officer of Marsh Inc. in 1981, and was its President from 1999 through 2000. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Sweitzer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guy Carpenter & Company.
John R.V. Palmer
John R.V. Palmer, is the Chairman of the Toronto Leadership Centre, a position he has held since 2005. Mr. Palmer has acted as a consultant and advisor on financial and financial sector regulatory matters to a number of international organizations and national authorities, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, USAID, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Australian Prudential Regulation
Authority. Mr. Palmer served as the Superintendent of Financial Institutions for Canada from 1994 to 2001, and as Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of
Singapore from 2002 to 2004. Prior to this, Mr. Palmer held a number of senior positions at
KPMG LLP (Canada), including Managing Partner and Deputy Chairman.
Benjamin P. Watsa
Benjamin P. Watsa is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Lissom Investment Management Inc., a private investment counselor that provides wealth management services for high net worth clients through the Owners Family of Funds, where he manages the Owners Opportunities Fund, a small and mid cap. focused equity fund. Prior to joining Lissom in 2006, Mr. Watsa worked in New York in investment banking as an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Banc of America Securities from 2001 to 2003 and as an Associate at Cochran Caronia Waller from 2003 to 2006.