Board of Directors

Independent governance forms an important component of our corporate culture. Embodying the highest standards of corporate governance, our Board of Directors ensures that all conflict of interest issues are properly addressed and that the highest levels of transparency are maintained. Our governance model consists of a three tiered structure populated by the following independent directors:

Charles McConnel

Charles S. McConnell, C.A., B.Comm.
Mr. Charles McConnell has over 40 years of experience in the financial field and retired in 2011 after serving 29 years with ATCO Ltd. Mr. McConnell acted in a number of positions which included Internal Audit, Cash Management and as Corporate Treasurer. During his last 2 years with ATCO, Mr. McConnell acted as Managing Director in the establishment of their Funchal, Madeira, Portugal office. He was responsible for ensuring ATCO's compliance with Hungarian and Portuguese regulatory requirements and the development of local business relationships.

John McLernon

John R. McLernon
Mr. McLernon is currently Honorary Chair and Co-Founder of the Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Group of Companies. He served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer from 1977 to 2002, and Chair of the Company until December 2004. Mr. McLernon currently provides advisory services to Colliers and several other companies through McLernon Consultants Ltd. Mr. McLernon is Chair of BC Lottery Corporation, BC Railway Company, A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund, and Village Farms Income Trust.

John McLernon

James P. Peyton, MA (Urban Planning), CPM
Mr. Peyton is currently an independent consultant with two clients including a major corporate pension plan and a private residential REIT. He served as Portfolio Manager for General Motors Asset Management Corporation from 1995 to 2012 and also served on the GM Real Estate Investment Approval Committee. Mr. Peyton created and managed a portfolio for GM which grew to over $2.0 billion over a fifteen year period.