SIMON SUTCLIFFE, M.D., FRCP, FRCP(C), FRCR Chairman of the Board
A distinguished clinician and scientist, Dr. Simon Sutcliffe joined Premier's board as of June 1, 2014. He is well regarded as a leader in cancer control. A graduate of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England in 1970, Dr. Sutcliffe's training encompassed internal medicine, scientific research, medical and radiation oncology in the UK, South Africa, US and Canada.
Dr. Sutcliffe is past President and CEO of the BC Cancer Agency (2000-2009), and prior to that, he was President and CEO of Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital (1994-1996). He chairs the Board of the Institute for Health Systems Transformation and Sustainability; is President of the International Cancer Control Congress Association, the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research–Canada Branch (Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration); is a Senior Advisor to the Terry Fox Research Institute and is Chief Medical Officer for QuBiologics Inc. and Omnitura Inc. He is a past Chair of the Board of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC, 2009-2012), the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR, 2006-7) and has served on the Boards of CPAC, MSFHR and Genome BC. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia and an Associate Scientist with the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Agency. Dr. Sutcliffe was awarded the Queen Elizabeth 50th Jubilee Gold Medal in 2003, and the Terry Fox Award of the BC Medical Association in 2009 for his lifetime services to cancer control.
SANJEEV PARSAD President & Chief Executive Officer
Sanjeev Parsad joined Premier's board on March 31, 2014. He is the founder and president of Corner Market Capital Corporation, a private equity firm that manages private investment funds in Canada and the USA, and he is the founder and owner of "The Corner of Berkshire & Fairfax" investor online forum, with over 2,400 members. Mr. Parsad is the National Director of the non-profit organization Dakshana Canada. Mr. Parsad was profiled in a chapter of Andrew Kilpatrick's book "Of Permanent Value," an anthology on Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, as well as John Mihaljevic's "The Manual of Ideas."
ALNESH MOHAN, (MST, CA) Director
Mr. Mohan is a Chartered Accountant and has almost 20 years of accounting, auditing, and tax experience providing advisory services to a wide array of clients. Acting on behalf of several public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, Mr. Mohan has considerable experience in financial reporting, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He is a founding partner of Quantum Advisory Partners LLP and worked for over a decade with several large public accounting firms. Most recently he spent four years with KPMG LLP in Vancouver as a tax manager providing corporate and personal tax consulting and compliance services to clients both in Canada and the United States.
YANG, GANG Director
Mr. Yang's most recent experience was as the CEO of the financial services division of an international corporation based in China. Mr. Yang has experience in new venture development, general management and strategic investments and is a highly-regarded executive with over 20 years experience in state and multi-national companies. Mr. Yang is a Chinese national and fluent in Mandarin. He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada, a BA from Jilin University China, and has completed a number of advanced training and development courses in law, finance and leadership. Mr. Yang holds numerous other appointments, including as a guest professor in finance at the China University of International Business and Economics, and in leading China asset finance and business associations.
G. ANDREW COOKE Independent
Andrew is a CA and CPA with a wide experience in business valuation, acquisitions, financing and communicating with stakeholders. Most recently, Andrew spent seven years at Lumbermen Mutual Casualty Company as Treasurer and managed a $2.5 billion investment portfolio in addition to his other duties. Andrew also serves as a Director to Corner Market Capital US Inc., a privately held company that provides investment management services. He received his BA (Honours) in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
IAN D. ROBERTSON (LLP) Independent
Mr. Robertson has over 40 years of industry and legal experience. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of a2b Fiber Inc. since October 2011 and is the managing partner of Robertson Neil LLP, a Vancouver law firm. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Robertson has served as a director and officer to numerous public and private companies in Canada, including: Granville Island Brewing Company Ltd. (formerly listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange), General Western Industries (formerly listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange), International Potters Distilling Corp. (formerly listed on the TSE), InterCable Communications Ltd. (TSE), Pacific Western Brewing Company (formerly listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange), Rainmaker Digital Pictures and Rainmaker Income Trust, Gunpoint Exploration Ltd. (TSXV), and Golden Harp Resources Inc. (TSXV). Mr. Robertson has also been a director of the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Safer Home Standards Society, and the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute. He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba (1971).
DON DURAND Independent
Don Durand joined Premier's board as of June 2, 2014. Mr. Durand is the President of Viewscape Management Consulting Inc., a company which provides management consultant services in several industry areas, including oil & gas, engineering services and high technology. Mr. Durand has extensive international experience serving as a director on several boards and has acted in various officer positions. His appointments include serving as President from November 2007 to present, of Buchanan Renewables Fuel Group (Liberia), a company specializing in wood biomass exportation using agri-waste, and serving as President and COO of the Transnational Automotive Group (Cameroon). Mr. Durand has served as a Captain (Combat Engineering) in the Canadian Armed Forces. In addition to his management consulting business, he is also presently the Executive in Residence at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.