People: Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd (FFH.TO)

FFH.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

508.02CAD
22 Jul 2014
Price Change (% chg)

$-2.98 (-0.58%)
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Volume
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$529.49
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vivan Watsa

62 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Rivett

2013 President

David Bonham

2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Peter Clarke

2007 Chief Risk Officer, Vice President

Ronald Schokking

2006 Vice President, Treasurer

Eric Salsberg

2012 Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary

Jean Cloutier

2009 Vice President - International Operations

Bradley Martin

53 2012 Vice President - Strategic Investments

John Varnell

2012 Vice President - Corporate Development

Anthony Griffiths

82 2002 Lead Independent Director

Robert Gunn

67 2007 Independent Director

Alan Horn

62 2008 Independent Director

John Palmer

70 2012 Independent Director

Timothy Price

71 2010 Independent Director

Brandon Sweitzer

70 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vivan Watsa

Mr. Vivan Prem Watsa is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. He has served as Vice President of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd. since 1985. Mr. Watsa is the Chairman of Northbridge, Crum & Forster and OdysseyRe and a director of Zenith, all of which are the company subsidiaries. Mr. Watsa is also a director of each of Bank of Ireland and Research in Motion Limited. Mr. Watsa formerly served as Vice President of GW Asset Management from 1983 to 1984 and in various positions, ultimately as a Vice President, with Confederation Life Investment Counsel from 1974 to 1983.

Paul Rivett

Mr. Paul C. Rivett is President of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., since July 19, 2013. Over the past 10 years, Paul has held the positions of Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Vice President, Operations at Fairfax, and he will continue in his role as Chief Operating Officer at Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel.

David Bonham

Mr. David Bonham is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited., since August 1, 2012. Prior thereto, he was Financial Analyst. Prior thereto, was Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Peter Clarke

Mr. Peter Clarke is Chief Risk Officer, Vice President of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. He was Vice President of Fairfax since October 2004 and Chief Risk Officer of Fairfax since January 2007. Prior thereto he was Actuarial Analyst at Fairfax.

Ronald Schokking

Mr. Ronald Schokking is Vice President, Treasurer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited., since February 2006. Prior thereto he has been Vice President, Finance.

Eric Salsberg

Mr. Eric P. Salsberg is Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.

Jean Cloutier

Mr. Jean Cloutier is Vice President - International Operations of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited., since May 2009. Prior thereto, he was Vice President, Chief Actuary of Fairfax.

Bradley Martin

Mr. Bradley P. Martin is Vice President - Strategic Investments of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. He has been Chief Operating Officer since since 2012. Prior thereto he was Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary.

John Varnell

Mr. John C. Varnell is Vice President - Corporate Development of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited., since August 1, 2012. Prior thereto, Chief Financial Officer of Northbridge Financial Corporation.

Anthony Griffiths

Mr. Anthony F. Griffiths is Lead Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Griffiths is currently an independent business consultant and corporate director. He is a director of the company subsidiaries Northbridge Financial Corporation (“Northbridge”), Crum & Forster Holdings Corp. (“Crum & Forster”), Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. (“OdysseyRe”) and Zenith National Insurance Corp. (“Zenith”). He is also the Chairman of Russel Metals Inc. and Novadaq Technologies Inc. and a director of Vitran Corporation Inc., The Brick Ltd. and Jaguar Mining Inc. Mr. Griffiths serves on the Audit Committee of Jaguar Mining. Mr. Griffiths was the Chairman of Mitel Corporation from 1987 to 1993, and from 1991 to 1993 assumed the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer in addition to that of Chairman. Mr. Griffiths is a member of the company Audit Committee and the Chair of the company Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees, and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Robert Gunn

Mr. Robert J. Gunn is Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Gunn is currently an independent business consultant and corporate director. Since 2004 Mr. Gunn has been the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company Northbridge subsidiary, and he is a director of the company Crum & Forster subsidiary. Mr. Gunn previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Royal & SunAlliance plc of London, England from 2002 to 2003 and 2001 to 2002, respectively. He also served as Group Director, Americas, of Royal & SunAlliance from 1998 to 2001. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Gunn held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer at Royal & SunAlliance Canada.

Alan Horn

Mr. Alan Douglas Horn is Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Horn is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Telecommunications Limited and has been Chairman of Rogers Communications Inc. since March 2006. Mr. Horn served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. during 2008. Mr. Horn was Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. from 1996 to 2006 and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Rogers Telecommunications Limited from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Horn is a director of the company subsidiaries Northbridge, Crum & Forster, OdysseyRe and Zenith, and is the Chair of the company Audit Committee. Mr. Horn is a Chartered Accountant and a director and a member of the Audit Committee of CCL Industries Inc.

John Palmer

Mr. John R. V. Palmer is Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Palmer is the Chairman of the Toronto Leadership Centre, a position he has held since 2005. Mr. Palmer has acted as a consultant and advisor on financial and financial sector regulatory matters to a number of international organizations and national authorities, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, USAID, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Mr. Palmer served as the Superintendent of Financial Institutions for Canada from 1994 to 2001, and as Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore from 2002 to 2004. Prior thereto, Mr. Palmer held a number of senior positions at KPMG LLP (Canada), including Managing Partner and Deputy Chairman. Mr. Palmer is a director, Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Manulife Financial Corporation. Mr. Palmer is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the company Governance and Nominating Committee, and a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Timothy Price

Mr. Timothy R. Price is Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Mr. Price has been the Chairman of Brookfield Funds, a division of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., since 1997 and was the Chairman of Brookfield Financial Corporation until December 2004. Mr. Price is a director of Brookfield Residential Properties, HSBC Bank Canada and Canadian Tire Corporation, serves on the Audit Committee of HSBC Bank Canada and is the Chair of the Social Responsibility Committee of Canadian Tire. Mr. Price is the Lead Director of Astral Media Inc. and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of Astral Media. He also serves on the Board of Governors of York University, the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board and the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Schulich School of Business.

Brandon Sweitzer

Mr. Brandon W. Sweitzer is Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Sweitzer is the Dean of the School of Risk Management, St. John’s University and a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is a director of the company subsidiaries Crum & Forster, OdysseyRe, Zenith, Falcon Insurance Company and First Capital Insurance Limited. He also serves on the board of Integro, Ltd. and is past president of the Board of Trustees of the Kent School and a Trustee emeritus. Mr. Sweitzer became Chief Financial Officer of Marsh Inc. in 1981, and was its President from 1999 through 2000. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Sweitzer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guy Carpenter & Company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Vivan Watsa

623,820

Paul Rivett

2,261,890

David Bonham

730,669

Peter Clarke

1,166,800

Ronald Schokking

877,898

Eric Salsberg

942,679

Jean Cloutier

1,052,000

Bradley Martin

1,196,730

John Varnell

1,022,970

Anthony Griffiths

--

Robert Gunn

--

Alan Horn

--

John Palmer

--

Timothy Price

--

Brandon Sweitzer

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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