Members of the Faircourt IRC
Barry A. Tissenbaum – Chair of the IRC
Barry Tissenbaum, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), is Chair of the Independent Review Committee of Faircourt. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Noranda Income Fund, is a member of that Board’s Governance and Human Resources Committee as well as it’s Independent Committee. Mr. Tissenbaum is a Corporate Director as well as a consultant for B.A.T. Consulting, which provides advisory services to numerous companies. He is an accomplished advisor to senior management and has earned a reputation for taking an entrepreneurial approach to business. Mr. Tissenbaum is a former senior partner with Ernst & Young LLP, where he headed their Retail & Consumer Products division and worked for many years in the Entrepreneurial Services Group and served as the Toronto Mid-Town Managing Partner. Mr. Tissenbaum is a director on the board of Corel Corporation; an advisory board member of numerous private companies; a former director and Audit Committee chair of Medworxx Solutions Inc.; a former director and Audit Committee chair of Universal Energy Group Ltd.; and a former director and Audit Committee member of Nobilis Health Corp. (formerly Northstar Healthcare Inc.). Mr. Tissenbaum obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in Québec in 1968 and in Ontario in 1974.
He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Robert P. Kanee
Robert has been a director of a number of private companies involved in property management, real estate development, investment holding, manufacturing and distribution. He is currently a director of Nobilis Health Corp. (formerly Northstar Healthcare Inc.) and chair of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Kanee was a director of Perkins Paper Limited, a TSX listed company controlled by Cascades Inc. In 2000, he chaired the independent committee that oversaw the privatization of the company. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Kanee was a director of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario and he chaired the Finance and Investment Committee and was Vice Chair in 1998-1999. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Kanee was Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, of Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (formerly Abitibi-Price Inc.).
Mr. Kanee received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 1971 and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in Ontario with Peat Marwick Mitchell in 1973. Mr. Kanee obtained his Institute of Corporate Directors designation in 2004.
James (Jim) Clark
Jim is a senior executive with broad pension experience that includes consulting, marketing, sales and client service. Mr. Clark is a former manager of a $1 billion pension plan with the Bank of Montreal. He provides consulting services to large institutional clients and works in business development in the institutional investment business, bringing a unique perspective and a proven track record. Jim is currently a board member for the Municipal Employers Pension Centre of Ontario and a member of the University of Ottawa Treasury Committee.
Jim is a CFA charterholder, Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.