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Leadership & Governance

Management


Dave Brownlie

Dave Brownlie is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Whistler Blackcomb. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic vision of the Corporation and the day-to-day management and operations of Whistler Blackcomb.

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Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Whistler Blackcomb. He leads Whistler Blackcomb’s finance, investor relations, information technology and lodging operations.

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Stuart Rempel

Stuart Rempel is the Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales of the Corporation. Mr. Rempel is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of Whistler Blackcomb’s strategic marketing and sales programs.

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Board of Directors


GRAHAM SAVAGE

Graham Savage is a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors and the lead independent director. 

 

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DAVE BROWNLIE

Dave Brownlie is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Whistler Blackcomb.

 

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JOHN FURLONG

Mr. Furlong was the Chief Executive Officer of VANOC and led the team that organized and delivered the Olympic Winter Games.


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RUSSELL GOODMAN

Russell Goodman is a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors, where he chairs the audit committee and is a member of the compensation committee.

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SCOTT HUTCHESON

Mr. Hutcheson is Chairman & CEO of Aspen Properties Ltd., a fully integrated privately held real estate company based in Calgary, Alberta.


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ERIC RESNICK

Mr. Resnick is Managing Director of KSL Capital.

 


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PETER MCDERMOTT

Peter McDermott is a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors. Mr McDermott is currently a partner at KSL Capital.


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MICHELE ROMANOW

Ms. Romanow is a senior marketing executive with Snap by Groupon and the co-founder of Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves, two leading ecommerce companies.

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Committee Composition


Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information.

Green Member  |Blue Chairperson  | Black Financial Expert

  Audit Committee  Compensation Committee  Corporate Governance
& Nominating Committee
John Furlong  
Russell Goodman  
Scott Hutcheson
Peter McDermott    
Eric Resnick  
Graham Savage  

Corporate Governance Principals


Independence
The Board of Directors is comprised of seven directors, six of whom are independent. Pursuant to National Instrument 52-110—Audit Committees, as amended from time to time ("NI 52-110"), an independent director is one who is free from any direct or indirect relationship which could, in the view of the Board of Directors, be reasonably expected to interfere with a director's independent judgment. Dave Brownlie is not independent under these standards as he is Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.
Mandate of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the conduct of the Corporation's business and supervising the management of the Corporation's business and affairs. Nominees for directors are initially considered and recommended by the Board of Directors' Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, then approved by the entire Board of Directors and finally elected annually by the shareholders of the Corporation. The Board of Directors' key responsibilities relate to the stewardship of the Corporation, generally through management, to pursue the best interests of the Corporation, and will include the following: assessing the effectiveness of itself, its committees and its directors in fulfilling their responsibilities; appointing the Chair of the Board of Directors and the CEO; approving the terms of reference for the CEO and monitoring and reviewing the CEO's performance; approving decisions relating to senior management (including appointment and compensation); ensuring succession planning programs are in place; approving certain matters relating to all employees (including compensation strategy and new benefit programs); advising and counselling the CEO in the execution of the CEO's duties; adopting a written Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and monitoring compliance of such code; reviewing and approving the Corporation's strategic plan and in relation thereto approving annual capital and operating budgets which support the Corporation's ability to meet its strategic plan objectives; approving the entering into, or withdrawing from, lines of business that are, or are likely to be, material to the Corporation; approving material divestitures and acquisitions; ensuring management identifies the principal financial and nonfinancial risks of the Corporation and implements appropriate systems and programs to manage these risks; taking reasonable steps to ensure the implementation and integrity of the Corporation's internal control and management information systems; monitoring operational and financial results; ensuring the Corporation has in place effective communication processes with shareholders and other stakeholders and financial, regulatory and other recipients; and directing management to ensure the Corporation operates at all times within applicable laws and regulations and to the highest ethical and moral standards. Under the mandate, the Board of Directors is entitled to engage outside advisers, at the Corporation's expense, where, in the view of the Board of Directors, additional expertise or advice is required.
The Chair of the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs
The Board of Directors has adopted written terms of reference for the chair of the Board of Directors which set out the chair's key responsibilities, including duties relating to setting Board of Directors meeting agendas, chairing Board of Directors and shareholder meetings, director development and communicating with shareholders and regulators. The Board of Directors has also adopted written terms of reference for each of the committee chairs which set out each of the committee chair's key responsibilities, including duties relating to setting committee meeting agendas, chairing committee meetings and working with the respective committee and management to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, the effective functioning of the committee. These descriptions will be considered by the Board of Directors for approval annually.
The CEO
The primary functions of the CEO are to provide leadership and manage the growth and diversification within the Corporation in accordance with the vision, mission, values and strategic objectives established and/or approved by the Board of Directors, and to lead the implementation of the resolutions and the policies of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has developed written terms of reference for the CEO which will set out the CEO's key responsibilities, including directing and monitoring the activities of the Corporation in a manner that ensures the strategic, operational and capital plans are met and that the assets of the Corporation are safeguarded and optimized in the best interests of the shareholders; recommending strategic plans to the Board of Directors and implementing the corresponding operational and capital plans; developing and maintaining an annual Board of Directors' approved plan for the development and succession of senior management; and managing and overseeing the required interfaces between the Corporation and the public and acting as the principal spokesperson for the Corporation. The CEO mandate will be considered by the Board of Directors for approval annually.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

The Corporation has a written Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to all directors, officers, management and employees including those employed by subsidiaries.

The objective of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is to provide guidelines for maintaining the integrity, reputation, honesty, objectivity and impartiality of the Corporation, its subsidiaries and business units.

The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics addresses conflicts of interest, protecting the Corporation's assets, confidentiality, fair dealing with the Corporation's security holders, customers, suppliers, competitors and employees, insider trading, compliance with laws and reporting any illegal or unethical behaviour.

As part of the Corporation's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, any person subject to the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is required to avoid or fully disclose interests or relationships that are harmful or detrimental to the Corporation's best interests or that may give rise to real, potential or the appearance of conflicts of interest.

The Board of Directors, or the persons or committee appointed, have the ultimate responsibility for the stewardship of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is available under Whistler Blackcomb Holdings SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.