Our board of trustees is comprised of seven experienced and accomplished business leaders:
GERALD R. CONNOR:
Gerry has been a trustee since our IPO and is the head of our Audit Committee. He is also the Chairman of Cumberland Private Wealth Management, which currently manages assets in excess of $2.0 billion for primarily high net worth investors. Prior to founding Cumberland Private Wealth Management in 1997, Gerry was President of Connor, Clark & Company (1977 to 1997) and Chairman of the board of directors of Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management. Gerry has over 35 years of investment experience.
GORDON R. CUNNINGHAM:
Gord has been a trustee since our IPO and is our Chairman and the head of our Governance and Compensation Committee. Positions Gord has previously held include Vice Chairman of Cumberland Private Wealth Management and President and Chief Executive Officer of London Insurance Group and London Life Insurance Company. Prior to that, Gord was a partner at the law firm of Torys LLP.
MICHAEL R. EMORY:
Michael has been a trustee since our IPO and is our President and CEO. He is also President and CEO and a director of Allied Canadian Development Corporation, positions he has held since 1988. Prior to founding Allied Canadian Development, Michael was a partner at the law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP, specializing in corporate and real estate finance.
Jim became a trustee in 2006 and is a member of our Audit Committee. He is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of experience in the real estate development/financing industries. He was the Vice President Finance of Genstar Property Corporation and the President of First City Development. He was also President of RealFund, Canada's first Real Estate Investment Trust. Jim is a past director of the Canadian Institute of Public Real Estate Companies and was the Founding Chairman of the Association of Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate.
RALPH T. NEVILLE:
Ralph became a trustee in 2008 and is a member of our Audit Committee. He is a chartered accountant with over 35 years of experience. Since 2006, Ralph has served as independent advisor and consultant. From 1973 to 2005, he was a partner in BDO Dunwoody LLP, specializing in income tax practice for corporate clients in the following areas: limited partnerships, tax shelters, real estate development, hotels, securities, prospectus and offering memorandum work, international tax planning, management and consulting companies and Canadian controlled private corporations. He has also served as an expert witness on taxation matters in the Tax Court of Canada, in criminal court, family law and civil litigation matters.
Peter has been a trustee since May, 2012. He was the former President & CEO of Cadillac Fairview (2000-2010) one of Canada’s largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. Peter held senior executive positions with Cadillac Fairview since 1984. He served as Global Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) in 2010. In 2010 Peter was the recipient of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Canada Chairman’s Award. Peter serves on several Boards including Postmedia Network Canada Corp., First Industrial REIT, Morguard, and The Sunnybrook Foundation.
DANIEL F. SULLIVAN:
Dan has been a trustee since our IPO and is a member of our Governance and Compensation Committee. Dan has over 30 years of experience in the investment banking industry, all of which were with Scotia Capital and its predecessor entities. He has extensive experience in real estate financing and the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. Dan has served on the boards of Camco, Allstream, Cadillac Fairview, Monarch Developments and Schneider Corporation. He has served as Chairman of the board of directors of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada.