The Fund is governed by a Board of five Directors, four of whom are independent of the Company or its Manager, Brookfield Real Estate Services Manager Limited. The names and biographies of each of the Directors are set forth below.
Lorraine Bell - Director and Chair of the Audit Committee 1,2
Since 1996, Ms. Bell has been a self-employed consultant. She is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of experience in the financial sector. Ms. Bell is a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit, Risk Management and Human Resources committee of the Ontario Financing Authority and a director and member of the Audit committee of IBI Group Inc. Prior to being self-employed, she was the founder and responsible for General Re Financial Products Canada, a derivatives services company, which she ran from 1993 until 1996.
Simon Dean - Director 1,2
Since April, 2005, Mr. Dean has been a self-employed consultant. He sits on the Board of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Manager (and its predecessor) since January 1995 and Managing Partner of Brookfield Business Services since 2001. Prior to joining the Manager’s predecessor, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of three retail organizations owned by Rogers Communications Inc. from 1988 to 1993 and Executive Vice President of Rogers Cantel Mobile Communications Inc., a national cellular service provider, from 1993 to 1994.
Gail Kilgour- Director and Chair of the Governance Committee 1,2
Ms. Kilgour, brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to the Board. She is a past Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Realty Corporation and Chair of its Governance Committee, Director of Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation and Trustee of the University of Guelph, where she Chaired its Audit Committee. A self employed consultant since 2004 and Corporate Director, Ms. Kilgour was prior to 2004, employed by a major Canadian bank, in a number of senior management roles including, Senior Vice-President, Government Sponsored Student Loans, President & Chief Executive Officer of EDULINX Canada Corporation and Senior Vice-President, e-Business Strategy, CIBC.com.
Trevor Eyton - Director 1,2
Senator Eyton is a former businessman and retired Senator who brings tremendous board experience and talent to this new role. Prior to being appointed to the Senate, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Brascan Limited (now known as Brookfield Asset Management) from 1979 to 1991, as well as its Chairman and Senior Chairman.
Spencer Enright - Director and Chairman
Mr. Enright brings a depth of executive and operational experience to the role of Chairman of the Board. He has been with Brookfield since 2010 and currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Real Estate Services Manager Limited. Prior to joining Brookfield he held a number of senior leadership positions with Coca-Cola Ltd., including General Manager of Minute Maid Canada and Chief Financial Officer.
1 Member of the audit committee
2 Member of the governance committee