Corporate Governance


Jack C. Lee

Board Chairman

Mr. Lee is President of Facet Resources Ltd., a private investment company. Mr. Lee is currently Lead Director of Sprott Inc. and Chairman of Ithaca Energy Inc., both TSX listed companies. Mr. Lee is also the Chairman of the board of Gryphon Petroleum Corp., a private oil and gas company. Prior thereto he was Vice Chairman of Penn West Energy Trust, Chairman of Canetic Resources Trust and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acclaim Energy Trust. Mr. Lee has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce degree and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Bob Bertram

Bob Bertram is a Corporate Director and the retired Executive Vice President of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (“Teachers”), a position he held from 1990 through December 2008. Mr. Bertram led Teachers’ investment program and had oversight of the pension fund’s growth to approximately $108 billion from approximately $19 billion when it was established in 1990. His responsibilities included overseeing the real estate portfolio managed by its subsidiary, The Cadillac Fairview Corp., the development of private equity and infrastructure investments and the asset-mix and risk allocations of the pension fund. Prior to Teachers, Bob spent 18 years at Telus Corporation, formerly Alberta Government Telephones. Before leaving Telus Corporation, Bob was Assistant Vice President and Treasurer at Telus Corporation, including responsibility for managing the company’s $2 billion in investment funds. Bob is currently the Chair of the Strategic Committee of Glass Lewis, LLC, a director of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation, a member of the Independent Review Committee for the Strathbridge Asset Management family of funds, a director of Black Spruce Exploration Corp. and a director of several not-for-profit boards and societies including, the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research. Bob previously held directors roles with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, AltaLink, Nexen Inc., and Morguard Mortgage Investment Corp., to name a few.


John P.A. Budreski

Mr. Budreski has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Morien Resources Corp. since November 2012. In June of 2014, Mr. Budreski became Executive Chairman of EnWave Corporation. Previously, he was a Managing Director and a Vice Chairman with Cormark Securities Inc. from 2009 to 2012. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orion Securities Inc. from 2005 to 2007. Prior to this, he filled the roles of a Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets and Head of Investment Banking for Scotia Capital Inc. from March 1998 to February 2005 after starting out as a Managing Director of US Institutional Equity Group for Scotia Capital. He also held senior management roles in investment banking and equity sales and trading for RBC Dominion Securities and worked for Toronto Dominion Bank. He holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Engineering from TUNS/Dalhousie.


Stephen W. King

Steve is the President and CEO of Alaris and has served in that role since he co-founded the company in 2004.  Mr. King has also served on the board of directors of Alaris since the company went public in 2008.  Prior to creating Alaris, Steve spent 12 years in the investment banking industry in both Toronto and Calgary, advising both public and private company entrepreneurs on their capital raising needs.  Mr. King is also a director of Metropolitan Investment Corporation, a private investment company.  In addition to overseeing the daily operations of Alaris, Steve is involved in every facet of the investment process and is an integral part of the relationships that are created with each of Alaris’ partners.


Gary Patterson

Since June 2003 Mr. Patterson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of GAP Financial Ltd., a British Columbia based company which provides financial and business advisory services to corporations. Mr. Patterson is a director of DRI Capital Inc., a private fund manager, and Managing Director at DRI Capital. Mr. Patterson was previously on the board of trustees of Art In Motion Income Fund and SUMMIT Real Estate Investment Trust and the board of directors of EarthFirst Canada Inc. and Seacliff Construction Corp. Mr. Patterson is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.


Mary C. Ritchie

Ms. Ritchie is President and Chief Executive Officer of Richford Holdings Ltd., an accounting and investment advisory services company. Ms. Ritchie is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. Ms. Ritchie is a member of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Financial Advisory Committee of RBC Global Asset Management. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Industrial Alliance Ltd. and Enwave Corporation.


E. Mitchell Shier

Mr. Shier is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Manager, Land at Paramount Resources Ltd., which he joined in November, 2008. Prior to joining Paramount, Mr. Shier spent over 24 years in private practice where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and oil and gas and general commercial law. He is also on the board of Trilogy Energy Corp.



Audit Committee

March C. Ritchie, Chairperson (contact Audit Chair)
Jack C. Lee
Gary Patterson

Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee

E. Mitchell Shier, Chair – Governance Matters (contact Governance Chair)
John P.A. Budreski, Chair – Compensation Matters (contact Compensation Chair)
Bob Bertram


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