Our Leadership

DON WEB 1905_sp_692
close

Don Kayne

President and CEO, Canfor Corporation

Don Kayne has been Chief Executive Officer of Canfor Corporation since May 2011. He held dual executive role as CEO of Canfor Pulp from September 2012 to April 2022. He continues to serve as a Director on Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp’s Board.

Don has spent his entire career at Canfor, starting out as a regional sales representative in 1979. Don is motivated by what lays ahead for the forest sector as the global population and demand for sustainable, renewable products grows. Prior to being appointed CEO, Don spent 10 years as Canfor’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing and is one of the lead architects of the market for British Columbia lumber in China. Don’s work growing markets for Canfor products around the world has provided him with deep connections to markets and customers in every region Canfor serves.

He is a Director and past Chair of the Forest Products Association of Canada, and Director of BC Lumber Trade Council and Council of Forest Industries. In 2014, he was appointed to the bi-national Softwood Lumber Council and currently serves as the Chair Emeritus of the Softwood Lumber Board. He is also a Director of Cameco Corporation and Chair of Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Don is Director of VIDA Corporation; Patron, BCIT INSPIRE Campaign, Director, Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) and International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is Co-chair of the Ching Tien Foundation for Women, which provides young women from Asia the opportunity to participate in post graduate studies and leadership training abroad.

 + More
kevinweb
close

Kevin Edgson

President and CEO, Canfor Pulp

Kevin Edgson was appointed President and CEO of Canfor Pulp in April 2022. With an impressive track record in the forest products industry, he will oversee the development and execution of the company’s Manufacturing Excellence initiatives to achieve a more profitable and sustainable future. Under his leadership, Canfor Pulp will secure its position as a supplier of choice in the global pulp market.

For the last decade, Kevin has served as the CEO of EACOM Timber Corporation (EACOM), a predominate wood products company in Eastern Canada similar in size to Canfor Pulp. Prior to joining EACOM, Kevin was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Millar Western Forest Products. He was with Millar Western for over 20 years in various roles including operations, sales and marketing.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, M.B.A. and is a C.P.A.

Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors for FPInnovations, the Bi-national Softwood Lumber Council and Project Learning Tree Canada, Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) environmental education program. He previously served as the Chair of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and on the boards of SFI, the Softwood Lumber Board and the Ontario Forest Industries Association.

 + More
DAVID WEB 1905_sp_577
close

David Calabrigo, KC

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary

David Calabrigo was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary on May 6, 2011.

David joined Canfor as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in January 2001. In addition to his extensive responsibilities heading legal and corporate compliance for the Company, David is in charge of mergers and acquisitions – a key portfolio for a company that continues to grow at home and abroad.

Born and raised in Vancouver, David received his Law degree from the University of Alberta and in 2010 was appointed to the King’s Counsel.

+ More
PatElliott
close

Pat Elliott

Chief Financial Officer, Canfor and Canfor Pulp, and Senior Vice President, Sustainability

Pat Elliott was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Canfor and Canfor Pulp in October 2021. He also retains his responsibilities as Senior Vice President, Sustainability, a role he’s held since June 2020. Pat has been an executive on Canfor’s Finance team since 2011, after joining the company in 2001. Pat most recently served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance & Sustainability. He was previously Vice President, Corporate Finance and Strategy and prior to that Vice President and Treasurer.

Since 2013, he has been leading the financial analysis related to over $1 billion in mergers and acquisitions completed by the company.

Prior to joining Canfor, Patrick worked for six years at KPMG Chartered Accountants in audit and taxation. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

+ More
ManJ
close

Måns Johansson

CEO, Vida Group
President, Canfor Europe

Måns Johansson was appointed as President of Canfor Europe in July 2023 and continues to serve as CEO of Vida Group which he assumed in 2019, the same year Canfor acquired Sweden’s largest privately owned sawmill company. He leads the company’s operations in Sweden including its nine sawmills that produce spruce and pine products, and are strategically located in high quality and sustainable fibre regions in the country. In addition, Vida has another nine value-added facilities that include premium packaging, modular housing, industrial products and energy. He served as Managing Director of Vida Wood from 2004 to 2019. Over the years, Måns helped Vida become the Nordic countries’ largest supplier of wood packaging.

With over 20 years in the forestry industry and with Vida, Måns’ brings his strong customer mindset and innovative approach as a global supplier of sustainable Swedish wood products to the Canfor brand.

He is a board member of the Swedish Forest Industry since 2008. Måns was a board member of the European Organisaton of Sawmills (EOS) from 2009 to 2016, and he was the Chairman/President of EOS from 2014 to 2015.

+ More
Kevin Horsnell
close

Kevin Horsnell

Senior Vice President, Canadian Operations

Kevin Horsnell, Senior Vice President, Canadian Operations, is responsible for leading Canfor’s wood products manufacturing and all woodlands activities in Canada including the company’s corporate forestry functions and initiatives.

Prior to becoming SVP in November 2022, Kevin was Vice President of Operations, Canada. In February 2018 he was Vice President of Woodlands Canada for almost five years and managed the company’s fibre strategy and improved alignment between our woodlands and manufacturing operations teams.

Kevin began his career with Canfor in 1992 at the company’s Englewood Logging Division on Vancouver Island. When Canfor divested its coastal operations, Kevin then joined Canfor’s Houston operation as the Woodlands Manager. He has since worked in a variety of roles including Production Manager, Plant Manager and General Manager across our operations in British Columbia. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Conifex Timber before rejoining Canfor.

He was born and raised in Vanderhoof, and through his career has lived in Woss, Campbell River, Houston, Cranbrook and now resides in Prince George. A Registered Professional Forester, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from UBC and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Royal Roads University and brings to the role a broad understanding of our business, from fibre supply through manufacturing to customers and markets. He also holds a coastal scaling licence and a NLGA A lumber grading ticket. Kevin is Chair of the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board. 

+ More
STEPHEN WEB1905_sp_327p
close

Stephen Mackie

Executive Vice President, North American Operations

Stephen Mackie was appointed Executive Vice President, North American Operations in February 2020, with responsibility for leadership of the wood products operations in Canada and the US South. In this critical role he leverages and optimizes Canfor’s operations across North America and enables the company to more efficiently meet customer demand. In addition, Stephen continues to focus on supporting employees with their leadership and development.

Stephen has been with Canfor since 2005 and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Canadian Operations where he was responsible for the company’s wood products business in Canada including lumber, pellet and green energy manufacturing facilities along with all woodlands operations. At Canfor, he has also held positions as Vice President, Operations Canada and Director, Capital and Strategic Projects where he aligned business and customer needs by overseeing more than $450 million in capital investments and supported Canfor’s expansion into the southeast United States.

Prior to Canfor, he was with Weldwood of Canada for almost 10 years and worked in operations, capital planning and marketing to align fibre characteristics and manufacturing capabilities to meet customer needs.

Stephen’s extensive experience in wood products manufacturing and woodlands management places him in an ideal position to help Canfor meet the rapidly changing needs of the modern forest industry and growing global markets. He supports the sector by serving on the BC Forest Safety Council Board and the Council of Forest Industries’ Management Committee.

+ More
TO UPLOAD KEVIN WEB V. 2 1905_sp_230p
close

Kevin Pankratz

Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Kevin Pankratz began his career at Canfor in 2004 and was appointed to his current role as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing in January 2018. In 2019 his role expanded to include the responsibility for sales and marketing of Canfor’s pulp products.

His extensive experience at Canfor includes leadership roles in Asia and North American markets, supply chain optimization, and market development. His experience, which includes 30 years in the forest industry, has enabled Kevin to play a key role in executing Canfor’s market diversification and customer-focused strategy. Kevin is currently the Board Chair of The Canadian Wood Council.

Kevin obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.

+ More
KATY WEB 1905_sp_862p
close

Katy Player

Senior Vice President, People

Katy Player was appointed as Senior Vice President, People in February 2021 and will focus on the Company’s global people strategy, initiatives and programs. She continues to demonstrate strong leadership and leads the People team to make Canfor an employer of choice for our current and future employees.

Katy has been with Canfor since 2015 and most recently served as Vice President, People & Communications. Prior to that, she held the position of Director, People & Culture and Director, Learning and Leadership.

+ More
david web
close

David Trent

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Digital

David Trent rejoined Canfor as the Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Digital in April 2022. Bringing over 20 years of experience from a variety of industries, David leads Supply Chain, Logistics and Technology functions that support Canfor’s strategy.

Prior to his appointment at the Company, David was the Chief Digital Officer & Vice President Operations Technology at CN since 2019 where he led a comprehensive digital transformation across the organization. The experience gained from working with Canfor’s largest transportation partner will further enhance his contribution to his current role and the Company’s global supply chain network and capabilities.

David’s career at Canfor began in 2014 when he joined as Senior Director, IT and in May 2018 he was appointed Vice President, Technology and Digital.

David obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University and earned his CPA designation.

David represents Canfor on the British Columbia-led Digital Technology Supercluster Board of Directors and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Railinc, the central data company for all North American railways, and the CIO Association of Canada.

+ More
close

Brian Yuen

Vice President, Pulp Sales and Marketing

Brian Yuen was appointed Vice President, Pulp Sales and Marketing in January 2019. Brian’s career with Canfor started in 1996 and has held different roles over the years with increasing responsibility. In his most recent role of Director, Pulp Sales, Asia, which he held since 2012, he was responsible for growing our pulp business in China. In his current role, Brian is responsible for advancing Canfor Pulp’s overall strategic priorities and leading the Asia Pacific pulp sales team.

Brian obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in International Trade for the BC Institute of Technology.

+ More
Susan Yurkovich
close

Susan Yurkovich

Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

Susan Yurkovich was appointed Senior Vice President of Global Business Development in October 2022 and is providing strategic guidance and oversight of the Company’s efforts to increase innovation, build out a bio-innovation portfolio and advance global expansion.

Susan has worked in the natural resources sector for more than 25 years, including in executive roles at Canfor and BC Hydro. Prior to re-joining Canfor, she served as President and CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries and President of the BC Lumber Trade Council where she led the industry’s advocacy efforts and represented the sector on trade related matters, including the Canada US softwood lumber dispute.

She currently serves as a Director of Centerra Gold and FortisBC and is a member of the Faculty Advisory Board at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, a Diploma in International Business from Erasmus University, Netherlands and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

+ More
close

The Honourable John R. Baird

John Baird, P.C., of Toronto, Ontario is Chairman of the Board of both Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp Products Ltd. He has served on the Board of the Company since April 2016.

Mr. Baird is a Senior Business Advisor to various enterprises and a former Senior Cabinet Minister in the Government of Canada.

Mr. Baird spent three terms as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, most recently as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-2015). Previously, Mr. Baird held a variety of government posts, including President of the Treasury Board, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. 

Mr. Baird also spent 10 years in the Ontario Legislature. From 1995 to 2005 he served as Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Energy, and Government House Leader.

In addition, Mr. Baird currently sits on the advisory board of Canadian Pacific, the FWD Group, and PineBridge Investments, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Barrick Gold Corp.  

Mr. Baird also volunteers his time with Community Living Ontario and the Prince's Charities. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University at Kingston.

+ More
Craig-Armstrong_BW_WEB-4
close

Craig Armstrong

Craig Armstrong was appointed to Canfor Pulp Products Inc.'s Board on May 3, 2023.

Mr. Armstrong’s work in the forest industry began 50 years ago, of which 35 years was at Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. (“Millar Western”) where he was President and Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in 2019. Other prior roles included Senior Vice President, Pulp (1992-1998), Executive Vice President (1998-2005), and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (2005-2010).

Millar Western is a Canadian forest products company that produces hardwood and softwood bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp. In 2022, Canfor acquired Millar Western’s solid wood products operations and associated tenure located in Alberta. The transaction included two sawmills and a specialty millworks facility.

He also served as Director of Millar Western from 2010-2022 and he was the Chair of the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA). He is a former Board member of the Forest Association of Canada, The Sustainable Forest Initiative and the Binational Lumber Trade Council.

Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Honors with a Major in Marketing and a Minor in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.

+ More
Ryan Barrington-Foot
close

Ryan Barrington-Foote

Mr. Barrington-Foote was elected to the Board of the Company in April 2017. He is Chair of the Joint Management Resources and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

He is currently the President of The Jim Pattison Group where his duties include oversight of several operating divisions within the group. He was previously the Managing Director, Accounting and has worked with The Jim Pattison Group since 2001 with oversight responsibility for accounting and tax related functions. From 1996-2001, he was associated with KPMG LLP, where he earned his CPA (CA) designation in 2001.

He obtained a degree in Business Administration (Hons.) from Simon Fraser University. Mr. Barrington-Foote is a former member of the Board of Directors of Just Energy Group Inc. from 2015-2017 and was a Director and Treasurer of the Rick Hansen Institute from 2010-2016 and received an award as one of Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2009.

+ More
Glen Clark
close

Glen Clark

Glen Clark, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was elected to the Board of the Company in May 2009.

Mr. Clark is the former President and COO of The Jim Pattison Group, he was responsible for Canadian Fishing Company, COMAG, Everything Wine, Genpak, Guinness World Records, Jim Pattison Lease, Montebello, Ocean Brands, Overwaitea Food Group, Pattison Sign Group, Ripley Entertainment, Sunrype, The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and TNG. He has been with The Jim Pattison Group since 2001.

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 of British Columbia in 1986 to represent the constituency of Vancouver-East. 

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 Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Joint Environmental, Health & Safety Committee, and the Joint Capital Expenditure Committee.

+ More
Santhe Dahl
close

Santhe Dahl

Santhe Dahl of Alvesta, Sweden, was appointed to Canfor Corporation's board on May 3, 2023.

Mr. Dahl is the Chair of Vida, the largest sawmill production company in Sweden and a 70% subsidiary of Canfor.

Mr. Dahl started his forest products career in 1977 as site manager and Chief Financial Officer at the Alvesta Mill, a sawmill located in Alvesta, Sweden, to become the second sawmill owned by Vida at that time. In 1983, Vida acquired two state-owned sawmills from Domänverket, currently Sveaskong, and Mr. Dahl became a co-owner of Vida along with six other employees. During 1989 the ownership of Vida changed to three individuals, of which Mr. Dahl was one, at which time two additional sawmills were acquired. Since 1999, Mr. Dahl has led the acquisitions of approximately ten more sawmills, six wooden packaging factories, a pellet factory, and one house manufacturing factory.

Mr. Dahl has been an owner of Vida since 1983. He was appointed Managing Director in 1986 and CEO in 1999. He became the majority owner of Vida in 2010 until 2019, when Canfor acquired 70% of Vida.

Mr. Dahl has been a board member of Sweden’s Forest Industries for the past 20 years and president for the past 10.

+ More
dieter
close

Dieter W. Jentsch

Mr. Jentsch is a Senior Executive and career banker with experience in Canadian, US and International
markets.

Mr. Jentsch had a successful 35 year career at Bank of Nova Scotia holding numerous senior roles. In addition, to being part of Scotiabank’s Operating Committee, he was Group Head of Global Banking and Markets (2016-2018) and Group Head of International Banking (2012-2016). Other prior roles included Executive Vice President Latin America and Executive Vice President Canadian Commercial Banking.

Mr. Jentsch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and a Master of Business Administration degree. He holds a diploma from the Advanced Management Programme from the European Institute of Business (INSEAD) as well as a diploma from the University of Toronto Rotman-ICD Directors Education Program.

+ More
DON WEB 1905_sp_692_BW
close

Don Kayne

Chief Executive Officer, Canfor Corporation

Don Kayne has been Chief Executive Officer of Canfor Corporation since May 2011. He held dual executive role as CEO of Canfor Pulp from September 2012 to April 2022. He continues to serve as a Director on Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp’s Board.

Mr. Kayne was appointed President and CEO of Canfor Corporation on May 5, 2011. He is a Director of Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp.

He is a Director and past Chair of the Forest Products Association of Canada, and Director, BC Lumber Trade Council. He is a Director and past Chair of the Council of Forest Industries. In 2014, he was appointed to the bi-national Softwood Lumber Council and is past Vice Chair of the Softwood Lumber Board and past Chair of the Programs Committee, and Chair Emeritus of the Softwood Lumber Board. He is also a Director of Cameco Corporation and Chair of Human Resources and Compensation Committee. A Director of VIDA Corporation; Patron, BCIT INSPIRE Campaign; Director, Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI); International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences; and Co-Chair of Ching Tien Foundation for Women, a foundation that provides young women from Asia the opportunity to participate in post graduate studies and leadership training abroad.

He has spent his entire career at Canfor, starting out as a regional sales representative in 1979. He is motivated by what lays ahead for the forest sector as the global population and demand for sustainable, renewable products continues to increase. Prior to being appointed CEO, he spent 10 years as Canfor’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing and is one of the lead architects of Asian market development for Canadian forest products. Don has led global diversification of Canfor internationally (Europe and in the USA). During his 11 years as CEO, European and USA volumes have increased to 70% of total shipments versus 30% 10 years ago. Don has also led the growth into the value-added and home centre growth globally.

+ More
Photo Coming Soon
close

Norm Mayr

Norm Mayr was appointed to Canfor Pulp Products Inc.'s Board on May 3, 2023.

Mr. Mayr is a retired (October 2016) Audit Partner having spent 38 years in public practice with KPMG. He was the Risk Management and Business Unit Professional Practice Partner for the Greater Vancouver Area practice of KPMG for the most recent 18 years of his career. In this role, Mr. Mayr was responsible for managing risk in the audit practice, and regularly consulted with engagement teams dealing with complex financial reporting, accounting, audit and securities issues with their clients. He has had experience in the mining, forestry, technology, life sciences, retail, industrial markets and cannabis sectors. He served as lead engagement partner or quality review partner on many of KPMG’s largest clients in these industries, including several multinational reporting issuers. He has had extensive experience acting for public companies listed in both Canada and the United States.

Mr. Mayr was a founding member of the CICA Accounting Standards Board from 1991-1994 and a member of the Canadian Advisory Group to the International Accounting Standards Board from 1994-2000. Mr. Mayr has presented extensively on financial reporting and accounting matters and has been a member and Chair of the Investigation Committee of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia from 2008 to 2018.

He currently serves as a Trustee and Board Chair of SIR Royalty Income Fund, a restaurant royalty income fund; a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Kadestone Capital Corp., a real estate company operating in British Columbia, Canada; and a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Sunniva Inc.

+ More
Conrad
close

Conrad Pinette

Conrad Pinette of Vancouver, British Columbia serves as a Director on Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp Products Ltd boards. He was previously Chairman of the Board from 2017 to 2021.

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 a former Director of Gold Canyon Resources Inc., TimberWest Forest Corp, Northgate Minerals Corporation, A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund, Finning International Inc. and the British Columbia Business Council. His is currently a member of the Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia Prostate Advisory Board.

+ More
dallas
close

Dallas Ross

Mr. Ross of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, was elected to the Board of the Company in April 2018.

Mr. Ross is currently a General Partner and Founder of Kinetic Capital Partners in Vancouver, BC. He is also Chairman of the Board of Rogers Sugar and Lantic, Chief Financial Officer and Board member of Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation, and Board member of Westshore Terminals Ltd.

Prior to founding Kinetic Capital Partners, Mr. Ross was Managing Director, Investment Banking at Scotia Capital in Vancouver and, prior to that, Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions in Toronto with Scotia McLeod where he started at its predecessor, McLeod Young Weir, in Toronto in 1985.

Mr. Ross is a member of the Joint Environment, Health, & Safety Committee, Audit Committee and Joint Management Resources and Compensation Committee.

+ More
ross-smith
close

Ross Smith

Ross Smith, FCPA, FCA, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was elected to the Board of the Company in May 2009.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Board of Directors of Rotherham Holdings Ltd., a member of the Advisory Board of Marsh Canada Limited and Chairman of the Board for K-Bro Linen Inc., N&T Properties Ltd. and Kal Tire Holdings Ltd.

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 has served on many charitable and community boards in a past member of the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia. Mr. Smith is also a former member of the Board of Directors of HSBC Bank Canada. Mr. Smith qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1962 and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC) in 1990 and in 2010 was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the ICABC.

Mr. Smith is Chair at the Audit Committee and is a member of the Joint Management Resources and Compensation Committee.

+ More
fred-web-1905_sp_005p
close

Fred Stimpson 

Fred Stimpson of Mobile, Alabama was elected to the Board of the Company in April 2021.

Fred Stimpson was previously the President of Canfor Southern Pine for six years and retired in December 2020. He resides in Mobile, Alabama and continues to work with Canfor in an advisory capacity, supporting the company’s continued growth efforts as well as providing overall assistance to the Canfor leadership team.

Early in his career, Fred worked with Gulf Lumber Company in various roles and was president from 1988 to 2009. He joined Canfor through the acquisition of Scotch Gulf Lumber in 2013 where he held the role of CEO. In 2015, Fred was appointed President, Canfor Southern Pine and led the company’s US South business. He helped the company expand from four mills to 15 operations including a transportation company that specializes in hauling lumber and wood residuals across the southeast to customers.

+ More
Patrick
close

William Stinson

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 a Director of Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation.

Mr. Stinson is currently the Canada Chairman and CEO of Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, the Joint Environment, Health and Safety Committee, the Joint Management Resources and Compensation Committee and the Joint Capital Expenditure Committee.

+ More
Sandra
close

Sandra Stuart

Sandra Stuart, of Vancouver, British Columbia was appointed to the Boards of both Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp Products Ltd on June 15, 2021.

Ms. Stuart has had a successful international banking career that spans over 40 years. She is the former Executive Director, Group General Manager and President and CEO of HSBC Bank of Canada. She has also served on the boards of HSBC Bank of Canada and as the Chair of the Board for HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited.

In addition, Ms. Stuart currently serves on the boards of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, Belkorp Industries Inc. and DRI Healthcare Trust.

Active in her community, she has been a member of the Business Council of Canada, a Governor of both the Business Council of British Columbia and Pathways to Education Canada, Leadership Co-Chair for the United Way of the Lower Mainland and member of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board.

Ms. Stuart has been recognized by the Association of Women in Finance for Excellence in the Private Sector and the Women’s Executive Network as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women, in 2014. In 2015, she was acknowledged as one of British Columbia’s Most Influential Women by BC Business and awarded the inaugural Deloitte Inclusion Vanguard Award in 2016. In 2019, she became a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion.

+ More
Dianne Watts - Image 1_web2_BW
close

Dianne Watts

Ms. Watts of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, was elected to the Board of the Company in June 2018.

Ms. Watts, a well-known and popular local figure in British Columbia, has had a successful political career that spans over 20 years. She is a proven leader at both the municipal and federal levels having served as a Surrey, BC city councillor (1996-2005), Mayor of Surrey, BC (2005-2014) and as Member of Parliament for South Surrey-White Rock (2015-2017).

Ms. Watts’s extensive Board and Committee experience includes having served on the Board of Directors for PRIMECorp and Metro Vancouver as well on several Metro Vancouver committees. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the Justice Institute of BC and was named the Iconic Leader of the Decade by the All Ladies League and Women’s Economic Forum in 2018.

Ms. Watts is a member of the Joint Environmental, Health and Safety Committee.

+ More