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Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd (FFH.TO)

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17 Jun 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vivan Watsa

68 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Rivett

49 2013 President

John Varnell

2019 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Peter Clarke

2019 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Ronald Schokking

2006 Vice President, Treasurer

Eric Salsberg

2012 Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary

Jennifer Allen

2018 Vice President

Jean Cloutier

2009 Vice President - International Operations

Bradley Martin

58 2012 Vice President - Strategic Investments

Anthony Griffiths

88 2002 Lead Independent Director

Christine McLean

38 2018 Director

Benjamin Watsa

39 2015 Director

Robert Gunn

73 2007 Independent Director

Alan Horn

67 2008 Independent Director

Karen Jurjevich

63 2017 Independent Director

John Palmer

75 2012 Independent Director

Timothy Price

76 2010 Independent Director

Brandon Sweitzer

76 2004 Independent Director

Lauren Templeton

43 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vivan Watsa

Mr. Vivan Prem Watsa serves as 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 our publicly traded subsidiaries Fairfax India Holdings Corporation and Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation. Mr. Watsa is also a director of BlackBerry Limited.

Paul Rivett

Mr. Paul C. Rivett serves as President of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., since July 19, 2013. Mr. Paul served as Vice President, Structured Investments and Managing Director, Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd. From 2012 to July 2013, Vice President, Operations of Fairfax. From 2007 to February 2018, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd.

John Varnell

Mr. John C. Varnell serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. previously he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company From June 2010 to August 2012. Prior thereto, Chief Financial Officer of Northbridge Financial Corporation.

Peter Clarke

Mr. Peter S. Clarke serves as Chief Operating 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

Eric Salsberg

Mr. Eric P. Salsberg serves as Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Prior to early 2012, he was Vice President, Corporate Affairs.

Jennifer Allen

Ms. Jennifer Allen is Vice President of the Company. She served as Chief Financial Officer, Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation; Chief Financial Officer, Fairfax India Holdings Corporation.

Jean Cloutier

Bradley Martin

Mr. Bradley Paul L. Martin serves as Vice President - Strategic Investments of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Prior thereto he was Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Anthony Griffiths

Mr. Anthony F. Griffiths serves as Lead Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Griffiths is an independent business consultant and corporate director. He is a director of our publicly traded subsidiary Fairfax India Holdings Corporation. 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 our Audit Committee and the Chair of our Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees.

Christine McLean

Ms. Christine N. McLean is Director of the Company. Ms. McLean is the Director of Research at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd., a private investment advisor that provides discretionary investment management services to institutional investors. Ms. McLean joined Sprucegrove in 2004 as an Investment Analyst, specializing in global equities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Richmond, Virginia.

Benjamin Watsa

Mr. Benjamin P. Watsa serves as Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Watsa is the President of Marval Capital Ltd. and a sub-advisor to Lissom Investment Management Inc. Mr. Watsa has been actively engaged in the investment industry for 18 years. He currently manages global small and mid-cap. investments through pooled funds and a separately managed account using a concentrated, conservative, long-term value approach. Prior to working in the investment management industry, Mr. Watsa spent five years in New York as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at Banc of America Securities and at Cochran Caronia Waller. Mr. Watsa serves as a director of Dalton Kizuna Fund Ltd. and Dalton India Fund Ltd., sits on the advisory board of Impression Ventures, and serves as a director and Vice Chair of the Investment Committee for the Rideau Hall Foundation which supports the Office of the Governor General of Canada. Mr. Watsa holds a BA from Hillsdale College and a Chartered Investment Manager designation and is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission as a Portfolio Manager.

Robert Gunn

Mr. Robert J. Gunn serves as Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Gunn is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Gunn is an independent business consultant and corporate director. Mr. Gunn is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of our Northbridge subsidiary (‘‘Northbridge’’) and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Northbridge from 2004 to 2014. 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. Mr. Gunn is a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Alan Horn

Mr. Alan Douglas Horn, CPA, serves as Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Horn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Telecommunications Limited and a director of Rogers Communications Inc. and was the Chairman of Rogers Communications Inc. from March 2006 to December 2017. Mr. Horn served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. from October 2016 to April 2017 and from October 2008 to March 2009. 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. He is also a director of our publicly traded subsidiary Fairfax India Holdings Corporation, and is the Chair of our Audit Committee. Mr. Horn is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Karen Jurjevich

Ms. Karen L. Jurjevich is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Jurjevich is Principal of Branksome Hall, a leading private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls located in Toronto, and is also the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Branksome Hall Global. Prior to joining Branksome Hall in 1998, Ms. Jurjevich was a Principal in the Toronto District School Board and, from 1988 to 1992, taught at Havergal College in Toronto, Ontario. Prior thereto, Ms. Jurjevich held a number of teaching positions and was previously a member of the Board of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, the Board of the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario, the International Baccalaureate, North American Independent Schools Task Force. Ms. Jurjevich recently graduated from the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

John Palmer

Mr. John R. V. Palmer serves as 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 2005. 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, and a member of the Risk Committee and the Audit Committee, of Manulife Financial Corporation. Mr. Palmer is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of our Governance and Nominating Committee.

Timothy Price

Mr. Timothy Robert (Tim) Price serves as Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. 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 serves on 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 serves as Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Sweitzer is the Dean of the School of Risk Management, St. John’s University. He is a director of our subsidiaries Odyssey Group and Falcon Insurance Company. Mr. Sweitzer also serves on the Board of the School of Risk Management, St. John’s University, and is past president of the Board of Trustees and a Trustee emeritus of the Kent School. 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. Mr. Sweitzer is a member of our Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees and is a resident of New Canaan, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Lauren Templeton

Ms. Lauren C. Templeton is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Templeton is founder and President of Templeton & Phillips Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor and value investing boutique located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ms. Templeton serves on the Board of Trustees, audit committee and endowment committee at the Baylor School and is a member of Rotary International, previously serving on the investment committee of the Rotary Foundation. She serves on the Board of Overseers of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. She is the founder and past president of the Southeastern Hedge Fund Association Inc.; was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Finance Advisory Board of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; and served on the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Ms. Templeton is a member of the John M. Templeton Foundation, Templeton World Charities and the Templeton Religion Trust. She serves on the compensation committee of the John M. Templeton Foundation.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Vivan Watsa

1,318,210

Paul Rivett

4,108,440

John Varnell

772,450

Peter Clarke

1,484,820

Ronald Schokking

877,898

Eric Salsberg

942,679

Jennifer Allen

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Jean Cloutier

1,710,260

Bradley Martin

1,477,050

Anthony Griffiths

168,054

Christine McLean

197,831

Benjamin Watsa

84,693

Robert Gunn

185,799

Alan Horn

145,644

Karen Jurjevich

85,004

John Palmer

90,499

Timothy Price

91,197

Brandon Sweitzer

168,754

Lauren Templeton

91,470
As Of  31 Dec 2018