Harold (Hap) Stephen has served as a director of Sherritt International Corporation since May 2012. He currently serves as a director of TD Mutual Funds Corporate Class Ltd. and Algoma Central Corporation, a shipping company. Mr. Stephen is the chairman and chief executive officer of Stonecrest Capital Inc., a leading Canadian restructuring firm.
He has served as chief restructuring officer in the court-supervised restructurings of Grant Forest Products Inc., Canwest Global Communications Corporation, Stelco Inc., Mosaic Group Inc., Algoma Steel Inc., and Athletes World Inc. He advised the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions on the pension plan issues related to the Air Canada restructuring. He also acted as chairman of a special committee reporting to the Minister of National Defence with a mandate to review the structure and 13 operations of the Department of National Defence and provide recommendations to lower operating costs and improve efficiency.
Mr. Stephen is a chartered professional accountant, a chartered accountant and a licensed trustee in bankruptcy. He is currently serving as a member of the directors’ advisory group of the Chartered Professional Accountants Risk Oversight and Governance Board and the Independent Review Committee of TD Asset Management Inc.
Mr. Pathe joined Sherritt in June 2007 as Associate General Counsel and progressed through senior roles including Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary in October 2008; Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary in July 2009; and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2011.
On January 1, 2012, Mr. Pathe was appointed to President and CEO, and oversees all of Sherritt’s operations. He has played an important role in enhancing Sherritt’s strategy to focus on strengthening its core businesses of being a low-cost global nickel producer, balanced with its unique Cuban energy business and Cuban oil.
Mr. Pathe has more than 15 years of corporate securities experience including financing, acquisitions,and divestitures. Prior to joining Sherritt, Mr. Pathe worked as a lawyer at Linklaters LLP in London and Paris and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto.
16 Mr. Pathe holds a bachelor of arts from Queens University and his LLB from the University of British Columbia.
Timothy Baker has served as a Director of Sherritt International Corporation since May 2014. He is the chairman of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Mr. Baker retired from his positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation in 2011. Prior to joining Kinross in 2006, Mr. Baker was with Placer Dome, where he served in several key roles including Executive General Manager of Placer Dome Chile and Placer Dome Tanzania, and Senior Vice President of the copper-producing Compania Minera Zaldivar. Mr. Baker also served as a director of Augusta Resources Corporation until October 2014, Pacific Rim Mining Corp. until October 2013 and Eldorado Gold Corporation until December 2012. Mr. Baker holds a bachelor of science (geology) and certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Peter Gillin has served as a Director of Sherritt International Corporation since January 1, 2010. He is currently a Director of Silver Wheaton Corp., Dundee Precious Metals Inc., TD Mutual Funds Corporate Class Ltd., and Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (formerly Ivanhoe Mines Inc.) and has been a member of the Independent Review Committee of TD Asset Management Inc. since 2003.
Mr. Gillin also served as a Director of HudBay Minerals Inc. from April 2008 to March 2009. From October 2003 to September 2008, Mr. Gillin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tahera Diamond Corporation, a diamond exploration, development and production company. From October 2002 to March 2003, Mr. Gillin was president and Chief Executive Officer of Zemex Corp, an industrial minerals producer. Prior thereto, Mr. Gillin served as Vice Chairman of NM Rothschild and Sons Canada Limited.
Mr. Gillin is a chartered financial analyst and holds certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Sir Richard Lapthorne has served as a Director of Sherritt International Corporation since September 2011. He is currently Chairman of Cable & Wireless Communications plc.
He has served as a Finance Director or as Chairman of various FTSE 100 and non-quoted companies in the United Kingdom since 1986, and is Chairman of the Public Interest Body of PricewaterhouseCoopers 14 and Chairman of the Foresight Group on UK Manufacturing. Between June 2009 and April 2010, he served as Chairman of McLaren Group Limited. From 1996 to May 2003 he was Chairman of Amersham International plc (now GE Healthcare) having joined its board as a non-executive director in 1989. Hewas Finance Director of British Aerospace plc from July 1992 and Vice Chairman from April 1998 until his retirement in 1999.
Mr. Lapthorne is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants and the Institute of Corporate Treasurers.
Adrian Loader has served as a Director of Sherritt International Corporation since July 2013. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oracle Coalfields PLC, London (an international coal developer in Pakistan) as well as Director of Holcim Ltd. Mr. Loader also serves as a member of the International Advisory Board of GardaWorld in Montreal, Canada, and as a member of the advisory board of Navigant.
He has extensive international experience from Royal Dutch Shell in energy management, projects, strategy, business development, and new market entry. Mr. Loader held regional responsibility for Royal Dutch Shell’s operations in Latin America/Africa, Middle East/Far East, and Europe. He was subsequently the Royal Dutch Shell director responsible for strategy and business development as well as for scenarios, group planning, health, safety, and environment and external affairs. Before retiring from Royal Dutch Shell at the end of 2007, Mr. Loader served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Canada where he was responsible for Shell Canada’s oil sands open-pit mining activities and their expansion. Mr. Loader has served on the following public company boards: Alliance-Unichem, Shell Canada Ltd., Alliance-Boots, Candax Energy Inc., and Compton Petroleum. In January 2008, he joined theboard of Toronto-based Candax Energy Inc. and was Chairman until June 2010. He then served as Chairman of Compton Petroleum, Calgary, until August 2012.
Mr. Loader is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a master’s degree in history from Cambridge University.
Edythe (Dee) Marcoux has served as a Director of Sherritt International Corporation since May 2006. She is a retired executive, with over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry and five years’ experience in the mineral industry.
Ms. Marcoux served as Director on the boards of SNC Lavalin Inc. (until May 2013), OPTI Canada Inc. (“OPTI”) until November 2011, and Placer Dome Inc. until January 2006. From 1998 to 2003, Ms. Marcoux worked as a consultant and served on the board of Southern Pacific Petroleum NL, a company developing shale oil resources in Australia. From 1998 to 2002, Ms. Marcoux served in varying capacities with Ensyn Group Inc., a company developing heavy oil upgrading technology. She held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Ensyn Energy Corp during this period. Ms. Marcouxpreviously worked for Gulf Canada, as President of Heavy Oil (1997–1998); CS Resources as President (1996–1997); Suncor (1991–1996) as Executive Vice President of Oil Sands Group; Ontario Hydro (1990–1991) in supply and services; PetroCanada (1983–1990) in business development and refinery 15 management; and Imperial Oil Ltd. (1976–1983) in process and project engineering, logistics, and finance.
Ms. Marcoux has a bachelor of applied science (metallurgical engineering) and a master’s in business administration.
Lisa Pankratz has served as a Director of Sherritt International Corporation since November 2013. She has over 28 years of experience in the investment industry and capital markets in both executive and advisory capacities working with multinational and international companies. For over 12 years, she hasserved as a board member of corporations in the financial services and global media industries. Ms. Pankratz currently serves on the boards of IA Clarington Investments Inc. and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. She also serves as an adviser to the Investment and Loan Committees of Pacific Blue Cross and BC Life & Casualty Company.
She previously served on the boards of Canwest Global Communications Corp. from 2005 to 2010, Canwest Media, Inc. from 2005 to 2008, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia from 2001 to 2007, and was a member of the Accounting Policy and Advisory Committee advising the ministry of finance for the province of British Columbia from 2002 to 2004. From 2006 to 2010, Ms. Pankratz served as the President of Mackenzie Cundill Investment Management Ltd., and from 2002 until 2006 as the President, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Cundill Investment Research Ltd. and the Chief Compliance Officer of The Cundill Group.
Ms. Pankratz is a chartered professional accountant, a fellow chartered accountant, a chartered financial analyst and holds an bachelor of arts (Hons) in business administration from the Richard Ivey School ofBusiness at the University of Western Ontario.