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Leadership - Board of Directors

John M. Beck
Executive Chairman
Aecon Group Inc.

John M. Beck is founder and Executive Chairman of Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE), Canada’s premier construction and infrastructure development company.   A leader in providing services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and internationally, Aecon primarily serves the Infrastructure and Industrial sectors. 

A graduate in Civil Engineering from McGill University, Mr. Beck has more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry in Canada and internationally. His background includes corporate leadership in numerous construction activities including heavy civil projects and public-private partnerships for the development of infrastructure, such as airports, toll roads and transit systems.

Mr. Beck is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Financing Authority, the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as Co-Chair of the Infrastructure & Urban Development Industries at the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Board of Governors for  l'Université de l'Ontario français, a member of the  Advisory Council for the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and also a member of the Business Council of Canada. He was previously Chairman of the Board of the Ontario Power Authority, a government agency with responsibility for planning and procuring all of the province’s power needs for the next 20 years. He was named P3 Champion of the Year by the Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships in 2013. In recognition of his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession, Mr. Beck was inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Michael A. Butt
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Buttcon Limited

Michael A. Butt is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Buttcon Limited (“Buttcon”), general contractors, and is Executive Chairman of Buttcon Energy Inc. Mr. Butt has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1994.  Mr. Butt has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto.  Shortly after the transfer in 1996 of Pearson Airport from the Federal Government to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (“GTAA”), Mr. Butt was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the GTAA and remained in that capacity until December 2004.  Mr. Butt is a Fellow of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and a Fellow of the Canadian Design Build Institute.  He was also honoured with the Hall of Distinction award from the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Association. 

Mr. Butt is Chair of Aecon’s Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee.

Joseph A. Carrabba
Corporate Director

Joseph A. Carrabba is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., where he served in executive capacities from 2005 to 2013.  Prior to joining Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., Mr. Carrabba gained broad experience in the mining industry throughout Canada, the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe.  He served for over 20 years in a variety of leadership capacities at Rio Tinto, a global mining company, including as President and Chief Operating Officer of Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mines, Inc. in the Northwest Territories.  Mr. Carrabba holds a Bachelor of Arts from Capital University in Ohio and a Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University in Maryland.

Mr. Carrabba is  Chair of Aecon's Risk Committee and is also a member of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee as well as the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee.

Anthony P. Franceschini
Corporate Director

Anthony P. Franceschini is a graduate of the Civil Engineering program at the University of Waterloo and has established an accomplished career in the consulting, engineering and design industry. Mr. Franceschini is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Stantec Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange listed issuer specializing in providing professional consulting services in, among others, planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, project management and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. Mr. Franceschini joined Stantec Inc. in 1978 and was instrumental in the growth of the company into a 10,000-person professional services firm, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from June 1, 1998 to May 14, 2009. 

Mr. Franceschini is Chair of Aecon’s Audit Committee and is also a member of the Risk Committee as well as the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee.

J.D. Hole
J.D. Hole Investments Inc.

J. D. Hole became a director of Aecon following the completion of the acquisition of Lockerbie & Hole Inc. (“Lockerbie”). Mr. Hole graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1967 and joined Lockerbie as a Project Manager in 1969. During his career with Lockerbie, Mr. Hole worked in various positions and helped lead Lockerbie into new territories and markets, including the industrial and municipal market sectors. Mr. Hole was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockerbie from 1994 to April 2005 and during that time played an integral part in Lockerbie’s growth and prosperity.

Mr. Hole is Chair of Aecon’s Environmental, Health and Safety Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee.

Susan Wolburgh Jenah
Corporate Director

Susan Wolburgh Jenah is a corporate director and lawyer by training. She brings over 30 years of domestic and international regulatory experience as well as capital markets and financial services industry knowledge. Ms. Wolburgh Jenah served as the founding President and CEO of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) until October 2014, leading the merger of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) and Market Regulation Services Inc. to create IIROC in 2008. Prior to joining the IDA in 2007 as President and CEO, she held numerous executive roles at the Ontario Securities Commission from 1983-2007 including Vice-Chair and Head of International Affairs.

Ms Wolburgh Jenah is a director of the Laurentian Bank of Canada, as well as the Aequitas NEO Exchange and is a member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Humber River Hospital Board and as a member of the Independent Review Committee of Vanguard Investments Canada. Ms. Wolburgh Jenah holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto, a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and is ICD.D certified. 

Ms. Wolburgh Jenah is a member of Aecon's Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee.

Eric Rosenfeld
Corporate Director

Eric Rosenfeld brings over 30 years of experience in a diverse range of industries, including construction, and has extensive capital markets and financial services expertise. Mr. Rosenfeld is President and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York based investment firm. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners in 1988, he held the position of Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., for 14 years.

Mr. Rosenfeld currently serves as Lead Independent Director for Cott Corporation, Director and Chairman of CPI Aerostructures Inc., Director of Absolute Software Corp., Director of Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd., and Chairman and CEO of Harmony Merger Corp.  

Mr. Rosenfeld is a member of Aecon's Risk Committee.

Monica Sloan, ICD.D
Managing Director
JKS Holdings Ltd.

Monica Sloan, ICD.D is the Managing Director of JKS Holdings Ltd., a private operating and investment business and is the former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Intervera Ltd., a data quality product and solutions firm servicing the energy and utilities industry. Prior to Intervera, Ms. Sloan was an Independent Strategy and Management Consultant for ME Sloan Associates focused on the Canadian energy, oil and gas sector.  Ms. Sloan also served as President of Kelman Technologies from 1997 to 1999 and was founding President of Telus Advanced Communications from 1994 to 1997.  She also serves as director of Methanex Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of methanol, and the Balancing Pool established by the Government of Alberta. Ms. Sloan holds a Master of Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and is ICD.D certified. 

Ms. Sloan is also a member of Aecon's Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee.

Hon. Brian V. Tobin, P.C., O.C., ICD.D
Lead Director, Aecon Group Inc.
Vice Chairman, BMO Capital Markets

The Hon. Brian V. Tobin, P.C., O.C. served as the Federal Minister of Industry from October 2000 to January 2002. Previously he served as the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996 to 2000 and won two consecutive majority governments in provincial elections held in February 1996 and February 1999. Mr. Tobin served as a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1996 and served as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in the federal cabinet from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Tobin serves as Chairman of the board of New Flyer Industries Inc., as well as Element Fleet Management Corp. He is the former CEO and President of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited which was sold in 2011 to Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. In addition, Mr. Tobin is the Vice Chairman of BMO Capital Markets, and Lead Director of Aecon. Mr. Tobin is ICD.D certified.

Mr. Tobin is Aecon’s Lead Director and is also a member of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee.

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