Please select one of the Trustees listed below:
Michael J. Cooper
Mr. Michael J. Cooper is the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee REIT. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of DREAM and founder of DAM, the asset manager of Dundee REIT, and has an extensive track record in the real estate industry dating back to 1986. He helped found DAM (formerly Dundee Realty Corporation) in 1996 and continues to hold the office of Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, the business has grown to more than $13 billion of commercial real estate, residential development and renewable energy infrastructure assets under management. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Cooper is responsible for the formation of three TSX-listed real estate investment trusts: Dundee REIT, Canada’s largest office REIT; Dundee International REIT, a Canadian REIT investing in commercial real estate assets exclusively outside of Canada; and, most recently, Dundee Industrial REIT, a pure-play industrial REIT in Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from York University. Mr. Cooper currently sits on the board of directors of Dundee Corporation, Dundee Industrial REIT, Dundee International REIT, Dundee REIT and DREAM.
Mr. 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, Luxembourg 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
Mr. Donald Charter is a corporate director. Most recently he was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Corsa Coal Corp. from August 2010 to August 2013. Corsa is a metallurgical coal mining company listed on the TSX.V with operations in Pennsylvania. Mr. Charter has business experience in a number of sectors including mining (precious metals, base metals, iron ore, coal), oil & gas, 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 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 Chief Executive Officer 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 his personal consulting and investment company, and as 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.
Mr. 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 was also the former Chairman and a founder of Masonite International Inc., a door manufacturing company and was a former director of Barrick Gold Corporation. He is also a former Chief Executive Officer 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 honorary 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.
Ms. Joanne Ferstman currently serves as a corporate director, sitting on public 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 Dundee Wealth 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 responsible 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 earned a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Robert 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 Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation, a major non-bank lender, which has assets of approximately $300 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.
Mr. 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. 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.