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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bradley S. Shaw

Executive Chair & Chief Executive Officer

Peter J. Bissonnette

Director

Adrian I. Burns, LLD

Director

Hon. Christina J. Clark

Director

Dr. Richard R. Green

Director

Gregg Keating

Director

Michael W. O’Brien

Director

Paul K. Pew

Director

Jeffrey C. Royer

Director

Mike Sievert

Director

Carl E. Vogel

Director

Sheila C. Weatherill, C.M.

Director

Steven A. White

Director

BOARD COMMITTEES

Executive Committee

  • Bradley Shaw (Chair)
  • Adrian Burns
  • Michael O'Brien
  • Paul Pew
  • Carl Vogel

Audit Committee

  • Carl Vogel (Chair)
  • Michael O'Brien
  • Richard Green
  • Jeffrey Royer

Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

  • Paul Pew (Chair)
  • Christy Clark
  • Gregg Keating
  • Sheila Weatherill

Human Resources and Compensation Committee

  • Adrian Burns (Chair)
  • Peter Bissonnette
  • Steve White

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Bradley S. Shaw

Bradley S. Shaw assumed the role of Executive Chair of the Board and Chair of the Executive Committee upon the passing of JR Shaw in March 2020. Brad has been Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2010 and has led the transformation of the Company from a Western-based cable company to a leading Canadian connectivity company. Brad joined the Company in 1987 as a customer service representative in the call centre where he learned the importance of listening to customers, responding to their needs and delivering an exceptional customer experience. This philosophy of customer service has guided him throughout his career as he assumed senior management and executive responsibilities. Brad was instrumental in building Shaw Direct into one of North America’s leading direct-to-home satellite television providers and he played a key role in the launch of the Company’s digital home phone service in 2005. In 2016, Brad spearheaded the following two transformational transactions: the acquisition of Freedom Mobile and divestiture of Shaw Media to reposition Shaw as a leading Canadian connectivity company. Brad is a director of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc., a not-for-profit research development consortium dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies. Brad is a director of Shaw Family Foundation and managing director of The HOP Foundation, both non-profit organizations. Active in his community, Brad sits on the Patrons’ Council of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and was instrumental in the success of Calgary’s Shaw Charity Classic, a pre-eminent stop on the PGA Champions Tour.


Committees:
Executive Committee (Chair)

Peter J. Bissonnette

Peter Bissonnette is a member of the Company’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Peter has over 50 years of experience in the communications sector. He joined the Company in 1989 as Vice President, Operations for the B.C. Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island and held a succession of senior positions during his 25 years with the Company, culminating with his role as President of the Company. Peter retired as President of the Company on August 31, 2015. Peter served as a director of Corus Entertainment Inc. from April 2016 until January 2019. Peter has previously served as a director of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc., a not-for-profit research development consortium dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies. Peter is a graduate in Business Administration from Vancouver Community College, holds an Executive Management Certificate from the University of British Columbia, and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Queens University. In 2013, Peter was appointed Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.


Committees:
Human Resources and Compensation Committee

Adrian I. Burns, LLD

Adrian Burns is the Chair of the Company’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. She served as a commissioner of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) from 1988 to 1995. Following her time at the CRTC, Adrian was a member of the Copyright Board of Canada and also held many positions with CFCN-TV in Calgary, including as business editor, anchor, writer and producer. Adrian is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Limited, a private Saskatchewan real estate company, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre and a board member of several business and community organizations, including the Carthy Foundation. Adrian holds a degree in Art History from the University of British Columbia. Adrian was granted an honorary doctorate from Carleton University in 2016 and the University of Regina in 2012. She serves as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.


Committees:
Human Resources and Compensation Committee (Chair)
Executive Committee

Hon. Christina J. Clark

The Honourable Christy Clark is a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Christy is the former Premier of British Columbia from 2011-2017 and the longest serving female premier in Canadian history. Before becoming Premier, Christy served as an MLA for nine years and held Cabinet positions for four of those years and worked in broadcasting. Christy is currently a Senior Advisor for Bennett Jones LLP as part of the firm’s governmental affairs and public policy team. Christy attended Simon Fraser University, the Sorbonne in France and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Christy has received several awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the 2009 Woman of the Year and is a member of the Women's Executive Network Hall of Fame. Christy volunteers her time with Vancouver’s Seaport Highlands and serves as chair of Roots of Empathy.


Committees:
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Dr. Richard R. Green

Dr. Richard Green is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. From 1988 to 2008 he was President and CEO of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc., a not-for-profit research development consortium dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies, where he oversaw the development of DOCSIS technology, the establishment of common specifications for digital voice and the deployment of interactive television, among other technologies for the cable industry. He was also Senior Vice President at PBS and director of CBS’s Advanced Television Technology Laboratory. He is a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Technical Advisory Council, a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and a professor of Engineering at the University of Denver. Dick holds a Bachelor of Science from Colorado College, a Master of Physics from the State University of New York in Albany and a doctorate from the University of Washington. Dick’s honours include receiving the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in 2012 and being inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2008.


Committees:
Audit Committee

Gregg Keating

Gregg Keating is a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Gregg is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altimax Venture Capital, the privately-held parent company of the Keating Group. Headquartered in Nova Scotia, the Keating Group comprises a diverse portfolio of business interests, including Altimax Network Service Ltd., a satellite direct sales, installation and service business; Altimax Courier, a national transportation courier service; and Landmark Developments, a diverse real estate company. Gregg has over 30 years of experience in the cable and satellite sectors, including as Vice President, Operations and later President and Chief Executive Officer of Access Communications, a privately held family business having approximately 85,000 subscribers at the time of its sale to the Company in 1999, and as former director of cable and communications industry associations, including the Canadian Cable Television Association, the Canadian Cable Small Systems Alliance and the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC). Gregg has also been active in numerous not-for-profit organizations and community fund-raising efforts. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Arts (honours) from Saint Francis Xavier University.


Committees:
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Michael W. O’Brien

Michael O’Brien is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Executive Committee. He also served as the Company’s Lead Director from 2009 to January 2015. Mike held a number of senior executive management positions during his 27 year tenure with the integrated energy company, Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX, NYSE), including various positions with responsibility for planning, business development, refining and marketing, finance, and mining and extraction, retiring as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer in 2002. Mike also served on the Board of Directors of Suncor from 2002 until 2018. Until his retirement, Mike was a member of both the Suncor audit and governance committees. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and an MBA from York University.


Committees:
Audit Committee
Executive Committee

Paul K. Pew

Paul Pew is the Chair of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. Paul was appointed the Company’s Lead Director on January 14, 2015 and continues to serve in that role. Paul is the Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of G3 Capital Corp., a Toronto based alternative asset manager that focuses on public capital markets and, to a lesser extent, private investment opportunities. Paul was with GMP Securities Ltd., a leading Canadian independent investment dealer, from 1997 to 2007. He joined GMP as Partner and Senior Financial Analyst to establish GMP’s presence in the telecom, cable and media sectors. Throughout Paul’s years in GMP’s research department he was a top-rated analyst for the sectors he covered. In 2001, Paul became Head of Research while maintaining his sector coverage responsibilities. At that time, he also joined the firm’s executive committee and compensation committee. In 2004, Paul became GMP’s Head of Investment Banking for the telecom, cable and media sectors. From 1993 to 1997, Paul was a Partner and Senior Financial Analyst with DFI Securities which was acquired by Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in 1995. Paul is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He received a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Business Administration, from the University of Western Ontario.


Committees:
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee (Chair)
Executive Committee

Jeffrey C. Royer

Jeffrey Royer is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. Jeff is a private investor with interests in telecommunications, broadcasting, medical device manufacturing, hospitality, professional sports and real estate. Jeff serves as Chairman of Baylin Technologies Inc. (TSX), a provider of antenna and related systems for the mobile, broadband and wireless infrastructure markets, and (BY) Medimor Ltd. in Tiberias, Israel, and is a director of RFA Bank of Canada and RFA Capital Holdings, Inc. in Toronto, Ontario and Massuah Hotels in Jerusalem, Israel. Jeff is a General Partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Club. Jeff serves currently on other corporate and non-profit boards and has served as a director of more than 30 private companies and not-for-profit organizations during his career. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Lawrence University in Wisconsin.


Committees:
Audit Committee

Mike Sievert

Mike Sievert is the President and Chief Executive Officer, and serves as a director, of T-Mobile. Prior to becoming CEO, Mike served as President and COO, and as CMO, of T-Mobile, starting with the company in 2012. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Mike had a nearly 25-year career in marketing, technology and entrepreneurship, and has held leading executive positions in companies including serving as Chief Commercial Officer at Clearwire Corporation, a broadband and communications provider, as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Switchbox Labs, Inc., a consumer technologies developer, Corporate Vice President of the worldwide Windows group at Microsoft Corporation and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at AT&T Wireless. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Carl E. Vogel

Carl Vogel is the Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He is a private investor and an industry advisor focused on media and communications for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., an alternative asset management firm. He is also a senior advisor of DISH Network Corporation. From February 2008 until March 2009 Carl served as Vice Chairman of DISH Network Corporation (formerly Echostar Communications Corporation, a satellite delivered digital television services provider) and Echostar Corp. (a developer of set-top boxes and other electronic technology). Carl was the President of EchoStar Communications Corporation from September 2006, and Vice Chairman from June 2005, until February 2008. Prior to that, Carl was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Charter Communications, a broadband service provider in the U.S. Carl is currently a director of several private companies. Carl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and was formerly an active Certified Public Accountant.


Committees:
Audit Committee (Chair)
Executive Committee

Sheila C. Weatherill, C.M.

Sheila Weatherill is a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Sheila is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Health Authority, the Edmonton region health administrative authority. Sheila is also a former director of Epcor Utilities Inc. where she served as vice chair and chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee until May 2019. She was also a director of Canada Health Infoway, Inc. until July 2017. Sheila holds a nursing degree from the University of Alberta. Sheila’s honours include receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Lethbridge, an honorary Bachelor of Arts from MacEwan University, the Alberta Centennial Medal and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Sheila is also a Distinguished Executive in Residence in the School of Business, University of Alberta and is a member of several philanthropic and community organizations. Sheila was formerly a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on the Public Service and was the Independent Investigator of the 2008 Listeriosis Outbreak.


Committees:
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Steven A. White

Steve White is a member of the Company’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Steve currently serves as President, Special Counsel to the CEO of Comcast Cable where he focuses on diversity and inclusion, leadership development and strategic initiatives. Steve previously served as President, Comcast West Division, of Comcast Corporation. In this role, Steve led Comcast’s cable division in the western United States, with a team of 28,000 employees serving more than 10 million customers and generating annual revenue of approximately US$18 billion. Prior to joining Comcast in 2002, Steve held senior leadership positions in AT&T Broadband and Telecommunications, Inc., and has over 30 years of relevant experience in sales, marketing, operations and management. He also has experience in diversity and inclusion, human resources and executive compensation, and corporate governance matters. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University.


Committee:
Human Resources and Compensation Committee

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