Chairman of the Board
Ronald Cliff, C.M., F.C.A., of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has served on the Board of the Company since 1983. Mr. Cliff is Chairman of Heathcliff Properties Ltd. He is also President of the Heathcliff Foundation.
Mr. Cliff was Chairman and a director of BC Gas Inc. (now Terasen Inc.) from 1972 to 2002. He also served as a director of the Royal Bank of Canada and was a director and Chairman of Southam Inc. Mr. Cliff is a Trustee of the Vancouver Police Foundation; a Trustee and Treasurer of VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation and the Chairman of the Vancouver Symphony Foundation.
Mr. Cliff received his Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1954.
Mr. Cliff is a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee.
Peter Bentley, O.C., LL.D., of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has served on Board of the Company since 1966. Mr. Bentley is Co-chairman and a director of HSPP General Partner Ltd., the general partner of Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited Partnership. Mr. Bentley is a director of Canfor Pulp Holding Inc., the general partner of Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership.
After working in various positions throughout the Company, Mr. Bentley became Executive Vice-President in 1970, President in 1975, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) in 1985, a position he held until April 24, 1995. Mr. Bentley was reappointed to the position of President and CEO of the Company on July 25, 1997 and relinquished the position of President and CEO of the Company on January 1, 1998.
Mr. Bentley is President and a director of Sierra Mountain Minerals Inc. and a member of the Board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, a member of the Advisory Board of BuildDirect.com and a Trustee and Chair Emeritus of the Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia Hospital Foundation. He also served for many years as a director of Bank of Montreal and Shell Canada Ltd. [Mr. Bentley is Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia.] Mr. Bentley holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Bentley chairs the Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Company's Management, Resources and Compensation Committee, Environmental, Health and Safety Committee and Joint Capital Expenditure Committee.
Glen Clark, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was elected to the Board of the Company in May 2009.
Mr. Clark joined the Jim Pattison Group in 2001 as General Manager of the Pattison Sign Group responsible for British Columbia.
In 2002, he was promoted to Vice-President of the Pattison Sign Group for Western Canada. He held this position until January 2004 when he joined the Pattison News Group as President for Canada. In 2005, Mr. Clark was appointed Executive Vice-President of the Jim Pattison Group. In that capacity, he has corporate responsibility for Pattison Sign, Canadian Fishing Company, Jim Pattison Lease and Ripley Entertainment. Mr. Clark is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
Prior to 2001, Mr. Clark served as Premier of British Columbia from February 1996 to August 1999. He was Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations from November 1991 to September 1993 and Minister of Employment and Investment from September 1993 until February 1996. Mr. Clark was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1986 to represent the constituency of Vancouver-East. In the 1991 and 1996 general elections, he was re-elected to represent the constituency of Vancouver-Kingsway.
Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and a master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Clark is a member of the Environmental Health & Safety Committee and the Pension Committee.
Michael Korenberg of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has served on the Board of the Company since 2003. Mr. Korenberg is the Managing Director, Vice-Chairman and a Director of The Jim Pattison Group. He was previously the Managing Director, Corporate Development of The Jim Pattison Group.
Mr. Korenberg is a Director of Jim Pattison Group Inc. (and its affiliates), a Director of Sun-Rype Products Ltd., a trustee of Westshore Terminals Income Fund and an adjunct professor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia.
Mr. Korenberg chairs the Company’s Joint Capital Expenditure Committee and is a member of the Audit and Pension Committees.
James Pattison, O.C., O.B.C., of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has served on the Board of the Company since 2003. Mr. Pattison serves as the President, Managing Director, CEO and Chairman of The Jim Pattison Group, a diversified group of companies.
Mr. Pattison is a Director of Jim Pattison Group Inc. (and its affiliates), BCE Inc., Bell Canada, Brookfield Asset Management, Telestat Canada and a Trustee of the Board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
Mr. Pattison chairs the Company’s Management Resources and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee.
Conrad Pinette of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was appointed to the Company’s Board on May 2, 2008.
Mr. Pinette's work in the Canadian forest industry began 40 years ago as an owner and President of a family lumber business, Pinette & Therrien Mills Ltd. Mr. Pinette has also served as Executive Vice President, Tolko Industries Ltd. (2005), Executive Vice President, Riverside Forest Products Limited (2004) and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lignum Limited from January 1990 to April 2004.
Mr. Pinette is the former Chairman of Finning International Inc. and is currently a Director of Finning International Inc., TimberWest Forest Corp, Northgate Minerals Corporation, A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund, and a past Director of the British Columbia Business Council.
Mr. Pinette chairs the Company’s Environmental, Health and Safety Committee and is a member of the Joint Capital Expenditure Committee, Management Resources and Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee.
J. McNeill (Mack) Singleton
J. McNeill (Mack) Singleton, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA has served on the Board of the Company since 2007. Mr. Singleton is the CEO of New South Companies, Inc. (“New South”), headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. New South is a wholly owned subsidiary of CFP.
Mr. Singleton has 35 years of experience in the wood products industry, all with New South or its predecessor companies, and has been CEO of New South since 1985. He has served on the boards of numerous industry associations and committees and is past chairman of the US Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports and the Southern Forest Products Association. He is involved with many civic organizations including serving on the Board of Visitors of Coastal Carolina University’s Wall School of Business and is Past President and Chairman of the United Way of Horry County.
Mr. Singleton received a BA degree from Presbyterian College, a J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and completed the PMD Program at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Singleton is a member of the Company’s Environmental, Health and Safety and Joint Capital Expenditure Committee.
Ross Smith, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was elected to the Board of the Company in May 2009.
Mr. Smith had a successful 35 year career at KPMG LLP where he held various roles, including Managing Partner for British Columbia region and served for 13 years on the National Management Committee prior to his retirement in 1998. While in public practice, Mr. Smith served major public and private companies, many of which were in the forest industry, from an audit and securities perspective.
Mr. Smith is a member of the Board of Directors of HSBC Bank Canada, Kal Tire Ltd. and Rotherham Holdings Ltd. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Marsh Canada Limited and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for K-Bro Linen Income Fund.
Mr. Smith has served on many charitable and community boards in past years and currently is a member of the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia. Mr. Smith qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1962 and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 1990.
Mr. Smith chairs both the Audit Committee and the Pension Committee and is a member of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee.
William Stinson, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was appointed to the Board on May 5, 2011.
Mr. Stinson spent the majority of his business career with Canadian Pacific Ltd. retiring as Chairman and CEO in 1996 after 11 years in that position. He has served on a wide variety of boards and has held the positions of Chairman of Sun Life Financial, Chairman of the Executive Committee of United Dominion Industries and Lead Director of CHC Helicopters Ltd. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Westshore Terminals Income Fund and a Director of Grant Forest Products Ltd.
Mr. Stinson is on the Management Resources and Compensation Committee and the Joint Capital Expenditure Committee
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