Board of Trustees
C. Ian Ross, Chairman, Trustee
Mr. Ross is a corporate director. Mr. Ross held various positions at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario from 1997 to September 2003. Most recently he held the position of Senior Director, Administration in the Dean’s Office and was also Executive in Residence for the School’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Growth. He has served as Governor, President and CEO of Ortech Corporation; Chairman, President and CEO of Provincial Papers Inc.; President and CEO of Paperboard Industries Corp.; as a trustee and chairman of Menu Food Income Fund from 2007 to 2010; as a corporate director and chairman of Pet Valu, Inc. from 2003 to 2009; and as a director Ontario Power Generation from2003 to 2014. Mr. Ross currently serves as a director and chairman of Cathay Forest Product Corp., GrowthWorks Canadian Fund Ltd. and GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Ltd. He also serves as a director of Clearford Water Systems Inc. and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. Mr. Ross is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
Grant Anthony, Independent Trustee
Mr. Anthony is President of privately-held Binscarth Holdings LP, and previously held executive positions with its predecessor entities. Binscarth Holdings LP owns and manages over 3 million sq. ft. of industrial, medical, office and other properties in the GTA and surrounding areas. Mr. Anthony has more than 35-years of experience in commercial real estate with extensive experience owning, managing and developing a broad range of investment properties including industrial, retail plazas, retirement homes, office and medical buildings and has also been a licensed commercial realtor focused on diversified investment properties across Ontario and the United States.
Michael D. Woollcombe, Independent Trustee
Mr. Woollcombe has been the Executive Vice-President of VC & Co. Incorporated and a Partner of Voorheis & Co. LLP since 1997. These businesses provide strategic and other advice to investors in undervalued, underperforming or mismanaged Canadian public and private companies and in other special situations, with clients that have included a broad range of institutional investors, investment managers, private equity and hedge funds and high net worth individuals, as well as public and private companies and their boards of directors. Since 2011, Mr. Woollcombe has also been President of VWK Capital Management Inc., the investment manager for VWK Partners Fund LP, a long short investment fund focused on North American equity investments. Mr. Woollcombe has acted as a director of various Canadian publicly traded and private companies. Prior to joining Voorheis & Co. LLP in 1997, Mr. Woollcombe practiced corporate and securities law with a major Canadian law firm.
Colin J. Chapin CPA, CA, Independent Trustee
Mr. Chapin is a trusted advisor and seasoned finance executive with over 35 years’ experience in private equity, public company and professional firm environments. Since November 2006, he has advised on and acted as shareholder representative in respect of numerous real estate related private equity investments. Prior to that he was the CFO and Secretary of Trizec Canada Inc, a TSX listed public real estate holding company, which was created (along with Trizec Properties, the 2nd largest US publicly traded office REIT) from the reorganization of TrizecHahn Corp, where he was SVP Taxation. Before joining Trizec in November of 1997, he was a Tax Partner at PwC (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) where he specialized in international, M&A and insolvency related tax matters. He currently serves on the board of LSE listed Secure Property Development & Investments Plc. He also serves on the board of the Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thompson Hall (Audit, Property, and Building Committees).