Please select one of the Trustees listed below:
Michael J. Cooper
Michael Cooper is the CEO of Dundee Realty Corporation (“Dundee Realty”), which he helped to found in 1996, the Managing Partner and founder of Dundee Real Estate Asset Management (“DREAM”), a division of Dundee Realty, and the CEO of Dundee REIT. Mr. Cooper oversees Dundee Realty’s investments and represents DREAM, as the asset manager, through board memberships with Dundee REIT, Dundee International REIT and Dundee Industrial REIT. As part of his role, he is also a member of the board of Dundee Corporation. Mr. Cooper has extensive experience in the real estate industry dating back to 1986. Prior to joining Dundee Realty, he was a Vice-President of Goodman & Company, responsible for investments in real estate and for establishing and co-managing the Dynamic Real Estate Funds. Mr. Cooper also served as Vice-President of both marketing and development for Twigg Holdings Limited, a private developer and manager of urban office buildings, primarily in downtown Toronto. He earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from York University.
Detlef Bierbaum is a corporate director with extensive experience in the banking and financial services industry. Mr. Bierbaum is currently a Member of the Supervisory Board with Sal. Oppenheim KAG, a fund management company in Köln, Germany. Prior to his retirement in March 2010, Mr. Bierbaum was a Member of the Supervisory Board with Bankhaus Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie and from 1991 to 2008, he held the position of Managing Partner with responsibility for asset management. In addition, from 2002 to 2008, he was also responsible for investment banking of Bankhaus Sal Oppenheim jr. & Cie. Prior to 1991, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Nordstern Insurance Companies based in Cologne. He is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies in the asset management and banking sectors based in Germany, England, Luxemburg and the U.S. Mr. Bierbaum is a graduate of the Universities of Cologne and Munich where he studied commercial banking and business administration.
Donald K. Charter
Donald Charter is currently a corporate director serving on the boards of four public companies. Between 2010 and August 2013, Mr. Charter was the President, CEO and a Director of Corsa Coal Corp., a junior metallurgical coal mining company with operations in Pennsylvania and listed on the TSX.V. After having successfully built Corsa Coal from a non-operating shell into an established domestic and international supplier of US low vol metallurgical coal, Mr. Charter completed a transformational, premium priced refinancing of the company with a large US private equity firm and stepped down as CEO. Mr. Charter has business experience in a number of sectors including mining (precious metals, base metals, iron ore, coal), real estate and financial services. He is a graduate of McGill University where he obtained degrees in Economics and Law. He began his career in Toronto where he built a successful commercial and M&A business law practice and becoming a partner in a national law firm. In 1996 he joined the Dundee group of companies as an Executive Vice President with a number of capital markets related responsibilities. In 1998 he became the inaugural Chairman and CEO of the Dundee Securities group of companies and oversaw its growth from a start up to a major independent financial services company. In 2006, Mr. Charter left this group and focused his attention on 3C’s Corporation, his personal consulting and investment company, and on being a corporate director primarily in the resource sector. Mr. Charter has extensive corporate governance experience and has sat on and chaired a number of audit, compensation and governance committees during his career as well a number of special, independent and strategic committees in various corporate situations. He has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program and is a member of the Institute.
Peter Crossgrove is a corporate director with extensive experience in the mining industry. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Excellon Resources, a mineral resource company operating in Durango State, Mexico. He is also the former Chairman and a founder of Masonite International Inc., a door manufacturing company. He is also a former CEO of ITCO Properties Ltd. and York Hanover Development, both real estate developers in Canada and the U.S. His charitable work includes serving as a honourary board member of the University Health Network and a director of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and is a Sloan Fellow of the Doctoral Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Crossgrove is also a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal and a Member of the Order of Canada and was awarded the Order of Ontario in early 2010.
Joanne Ferstman is a corporate director, sitting on both public and private company boards. Over the past 18 years and until her retirement in June 2012, Ms. Ferstman held a variety of executive positions with the Dundee Group of Companies. Most recently, Ms. Ferstman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Capital Markets Inc., a full service investment dealer with principal businesses including investment banking, institutional sales and trading and private client financial advisory. Prior to January 31, 2011, Ms. Ferstman was Vice-Chair and Head of Capital Markets of DundeeWealth Inc., a diversified wealth management company. Prior to 2009, Ms. Ferstman was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DundeeWealth Inc. and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Dundee Corporation. In these senior financial roles, Ms. Ferstman was actively involved in all corporate strategy, including acquisitions and financings, and was responsibile for all public financial reporting. In addition, Ms. Ferstman regularly represented Dundee Corporation on investee company boards and audit committees across various sectors. Prior to joining the Dundee Group of Companies, Ms. Ferstman spent four years as Chief Financial Officer for a national securities firm and five years at a major international accounting firm. Ms. Ferstman currently serves as the Chair of Dundee Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust, and a director of Aimia Inc., where she is Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Ferstman earned a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Robert G. Goodall is the President of, and in 1994 founded, Canadian Mortgage Capital Corporation (“CMCC”), a mortgage brokerage company with well-established lending and mortgage services operations. Mr. Goodall is also CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation, a major non-bank lender, which has assets of approximately $225 million and is traded on the TSX. Prior to founding CMCC , Mr. Goodall spent seven years with Royal Trust, having served the last three years as National Managing Director of the Real Estate Finance Group for a portfolio of $1.4 billion in commercial and multi-residential real estate loans, including fixed and floating rate mortgages, construction loans and ‘‘high ratio’’ mezzanine loan facilities. In addition to the boards listed below, Mr. Goodall sits on the board of directors of Jump Math, a registered charity. Mr. Goodall earned an MBA from Schulich School of Business.
David Goodman is a member of the Scotiabank Global Asset Management Advisory Board and is the Chief Executive Officer of the David Goodman Youth Community Trust, a registered charity. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of DundeeWealth Inc. Immediately prior to this, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Mutual Funds Ltd. Earlier, Mr. Goodman practiced law, specializing in commercial and debt-related litigation with a major Canadian firm. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University in 1985 and his LL.B. (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 1988, and his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1996.
Ned Goodman is a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Corporation, and Goodman Investment Counsel Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary. Ned Goodman has over four decades of investment experience as a securities analyst, portfolio manager and senior executive. He has an established reputation as one of Canada’s most successful investment counselors and, through Goodman Investment Counsel Inc., manages various funds and limited partnerships and continues to provide sub-advisory services to GCIC Ltd. in respect of certain funds. Mr. Goodman has a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst in 1967. In 1997, he was awarded a Doctorate of Laws, honoris causa, by Concordia University. Founder and benefactor of the Goodman Institute of Investment Management, a graduate school for investment management at Concordia University, Mr. Goodman is also the Chancellor of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Mr. Goodman oversees the company’s investments by sitting on the boards of directors of a number of public companies including, 360 VOX Corporation, Corona Gold Corporation, Dundee Energy Limited, Dundee Real Estate Investment Trust, Dundee International Real Estate Investment Trust, Eurogas International Inc. and Ryan Gold Corp.
Duncan Jackman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of E-L Financial Corporation Limited, an investment and insurance holding company. Mr. Jackman oversees the company’s investments by sitting on the boards of directors of the subsidiaries and the other companies in which the company has significant shareholdings, including by serving as Chairman of Algoma Central Corporation and Chairman and President of Economic Investment Trust Limited and United Corporations Limited, two closed-end investment companies. In addition, Mr. Jackman is also a member of the Economic Advisory Council. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University.
Robert Tweedy is a corporate director. He is the Chairman of Useppa Holdings Limited, a private management company. Mr. Tweedy is currently the Chairman of Aurcana Corporation and STT Enviro Corporation. Mr. Tweedy is an Advisor to MARS and is a past Director of TransAmerica Life Insurance Company of Canada, Rockwater Capital Corp., the Toronto Hospital Foundation Board, and CARE Canada, where he also held the position of chairman from 2002 to 2006. He began his career with McKinsey and Co. Inc. and subsequently served as President and CEO of a number of private and public companies. He is a past Chairman of the Young Presidents' Organization, Ontario Chapter, and currently a member of The World Presidents' Organization. He earned his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Stanford University. In 2003, he was awarded the H.M. The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.