Board of Directors

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 is the Chairman of our publicly traded subsidiaries Fairfax India Holdings Corporation and Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation. Mr. Watsa is also a director of Blackberry Limited. 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.

Robert J. Gunn

Robert J. Gunn is an independent business consultant and corporate director. Mr. Gunn is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of our Northbridge subsidiary and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of our Northbridge subsidiary from 2004 to 2014. 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. Mr. Horn previously served as Chairman of Rogers Communications Inc. from March 2006 to December 2017. He 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. He is also a director of our publicly traded subsidiary Fairfax India Holdings Corporation.

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.

Karen L. Jurjevich

Ms. Jurjevich is Principal of Branksome Hall, a leading private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls located in Toronto, and is also the CEO and Principal of Branksome Hall Global. Prior to joining Branksome Hall in 1998, Ms. Jurjevich was a Principal in the Toronto District School Board and, from 1988 to 1992, taught at Havergal College in Toronto, Ontario. Prior thereto, Ms. Jurjevich held a number of teaching positions and was previously a member of the Board of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, the Board of the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario, the International Baccalaureate, North American Independent Schools Task Force. Ms. Jurjevich recently graduated from the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Christine N. McLean

Christine N. McLean is the Director of Research at Sprucegrove Investment Management, a private investment advisor that provides discretionary investment management services to institutional investors. Ms. McLean joined Sprucegrove in 2004 as an Investment Analyst, specializing in global equities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Richmond, Virginia. Ms. McLean is the daughter of V. Prem Watsa.

John R.V. Palmer

John R.V. 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.

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. Mr. Price is a director of Canadian Tire Corporation and serves on the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation Board and the Dean's Advisory Board at the Schulich School of Business.

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. He is a director of our subsidiaries OdysseyRe and Falcon Insurance Company. 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.

Lauren C. Templeton

Ms. Templeton is the founder and President of Templeton and Phillips Capital Management, LLC, a value investing boutique located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she is also a registered investment advisor. Ms. Templeton serves on the Board of Trustees at the Baylor School and is a member of Rotary International, serving on the investment committees of each of the Chattanooga Rotary Club 103 and The Rotary Foundation. She is the founder and former President of the Southeastern Hedge Fund Association, Inc. and was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Finance Advisory Board of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and served on the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Benjamin P. Watsa

Benjamin P. Watsa is the President of Marval Capital Ltd. and a sub-advisor to Lissom Investment Management Inc. Mr. Watsa has been actively engaged in the investment industry for 17 years. He currently manages global small and mid-cap. investments through pooled funds and a separately managed account using a concentrated, conservative, long-term value approach. Prior to working in the investment management industry, Mr. Watsa spent five years in New York as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at Banc of America Securities and at Cochran Caronia Waller. Mr. Watsa serves as a director of Dalton Kizuna Fund Ltd. and Dalton India Fund Ltd., sits on the advisory board of Impression Ventures, and serves as a director and Vice Chair of the Investment Committee for the Rideau Hall Foundation which supports the Office of the Governor General of Canada. Mr. Watsa holds a BA from Hillsdale College and a Chartered Investment Manager designation and is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Watsa is the son of V. Prem Watsa.