About Governance Directors

At Acadian Timber Corp., we continually strive to ensure that we have sound corporate governance practices to maintain investor confidence in the way in which we do business.

To ensure we communicate our practices and our commitment to strong corporate governance, we are proud to provide you with information on our Committees, our Practices, our Board of Directors and other related information.


The current Board of Directors comprises seven members.  The names and biographies of each of the Trustees are set forth below.

Phil Brown
Mr. Brown is the Executive Managing Director of Momentum Search Group, a legal recruiting firm. He was previously a partner at Torys LLP, a full service law firm. He was also a Director of Essar Steel Algoma from June 5, 2013 to October 29, 2013. Mr. Brown is a resident of New York, New York, United States.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Compensation, Nominating, and Corporate Governance Committee and Audit Committee. Mr. Brown has been a Director since April 2015.

Reid Carter
Mr. Carter is the Managing Partner, Brookfield Timberlands Management. Since he joined Brookfield in 2003, Brookfield’s timberlands portfolio has grown from a modest operation of 310,000 acres under management to one of the largest timberland estates globally, with approximately 3 million acres under management in the United States, Canada and Brazil. Mr. Carter has a detailed understanding of the management, assets and relative global competitive positioning of North American paper and forest products companies. Mr. Carter is a registered professional forester in British Columbia and has over 30 years of experience in the forest industry, including senior roles in TimberWest Forest Corp. and Fletcher Challenge Canada. He is a director of SelectSeed Ltd. and Semios. He is a resident of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Malcom Cockwell
Malcolm Cockwell is the Managing Director of Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, a private land stewardship company that operates a mid-sized hardwood sawmill as well as a diverse ecotourism business, and owns approximately 100,000 acres of hardwood timberland in central Ontario. Having previously served as General Manager of Haliburton Forest since January 2014, he was appointed Managing Director in 2016. In addition to his work with Haliburton Forest, Malcolm is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto with research interests focused on hardwood silviculture and processing. He holds a B.Sc. in Forestry from the University of Toronto and is a Registered Professional Forester in Ontario. Malcolm also serves on the board of directors of Forests Ontario and represents Haliburton Forest at the Ontario Forest Industries Association. Mr. Cockwell is a resident of Haliburton, Ontario, Canada.

Bruce Robertson
Mr. Robertson is the Vice President, Investments of The Woodbridge Company Limited and has held this position since September 2013. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Mr. Robertson held various executive positions at private equity firms focused largely on markets in Canada and the United States. Mr. Robertson received his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University in 1988 and has served on the board of directors of both private and publicly-listed companies, including his current positions as director of Morguard Corporation and as trustee of Morguard North American Residential REIT. In January 2012, Mr. Robertson was appointed to the board of Yellow Media Inc. and as Chairman of the Financing Committee. In December 2012, Yellow Media successfully completed a Plan of Arrangement pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, pursuant to which Yellow Media was recapitalized. Upon completion of the arrangement, Mr. Robertson resigned from the board of directors. Mr. Robertson is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Mr. Robertson is the Chair of Audit Committee. Mr. Robertson has been a Director since February 2018.

Saul Shulman
Mr. Shulman is the Chief Executive Officer of MLG Management Inc., a management consulting firm. Mr. Shulman also serves as a trustee and member of the audit committee of Partners Real Estate Investment Trust. He previously served as trustee, member of the audit committee and Chairman of Summit Industrial Income REIT and was also a director of Tricon Capital GP Ltd. Mr. Shulman holds a Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in accounting, from the University of Windsor and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Shulman is “financially literate” for the purposes of National Instrument 52-110 – Audit Committees and the Board has determined that he is “independent” for the purposes of National Instrument 58-101 – Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices. Mr. Shulman is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Mr. Shulman is the Chair of Compensation, Nominating, and Corporate Governance Committee and Member of Audit Committee. Mr. Shulman has been a Director since July 2012.

Benjamin Vaughan
Mr. Vaughan is Senior Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer for Brookfield in South America. He joined Brookfield in 2001 as part of the corporate development team and in that capacity he focused on restructurings, financing, acquisitions and divestitures. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Vaughan was the Chief Operating Officer of Brookfield Renewable Energy Power. From 2012 to 2013, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Brookfield Brazil. In 2014 and 2015 he was the Chief Operating Officer of Brookfield Infrastructure Group. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation and is a graduate of Queens University.

Mr. Vaughan is the Chair of the Board of Directors since April 2015.

Corporate Governance | Acadian Timber Corp.
©  2019. Acadian Timber Corporation.