David Nowak, Chairman
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David Nowak is a Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Private Equity Group, responsible for investment origination, analysis and execution across North America.

Mr. Nowak has deep experience in principal investing and the execution of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2011, he was a Managing Director at Westerkirk Capital where he invested in private equity and real estate and was actively involved with the investee management teams as a member of the portfolio companies’ board of directors.

Mr. Nowak holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Duke University where he graduated as a Fuqua Scholar.

Sidney Horn, Lead Director
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Mr. Horn has been a director of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Canada since 1995. Mr. Horn is a partner at the law firm of Stikeman Elliott LLP and specializes in commercial, corporate and securities law. Mr. Horn has been recognized in several legal publications. Mr. Horn received his LL.B., B.C.L. and B.A. degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Québec and his MBA from Columbia University, New York. Mr. Horn is a member of the Alberta and Québec Bars.

Andrea Bolger, Independent Director
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Ms. Bolger has been a director of Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada since October 2015. Ms. Bolger is also currently a member of the board of directors of Knowledge First Financial/Foundation where she chairs the Governance Committee; the board of directors of the Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization which is charged with implementing the new Capital Markets Regulatory Authority where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committees; the board of directors of Laurentian Bank of Canada; and the board of directors of Equitable Life Insurance Company. Ms. Bolger is a former senior executive at Royal Bank of Canada, serving in a variety of senior executive positions. She has also served as Chair of the board of directors and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Moneris Solutions and was a long-time member of the board of directors of The Childrens’ Aid Foundation and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Forestell, Affiliated Director
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Mr. Forestell is the President and Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield Annuity Company. Mr. Forestell joined Brookfield in 2015 to establish Brookfield Annuity Company, a life insurance company focused on the Canadian pension risk transfer market. Prior to joining Brookfield Annuity Company, Mr. Forestell was a Senior Partner at a large global consulting firm and was responsible for leading their retirement business in Canada. Mr. Forestell is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Sc. with High Distinction, MA Economics), is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

Sharon Giffen, Independent Director
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Ms. Giffen has been a director of Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada since July 2015. Ms. Giffen has spent her professional career in the life insurance business, holding several executive positions at the Independent Order of Foresters, including Chief Actuary, Chief Financial Officer, President of the Canadian Division and Chief Risk Officer. She serves on the board of directors of Brookfield Annuity Company, Group Medical Services and RSA Canada. Ms. Giffen also serves on the board of the Society of Actuaries. Ms. Giffen is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and holds the ICD.D designation.

Martin Laguerre, Affiliated Director
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Mr. Laguerre serves as the Managing Director & Group Head Capital Solutions at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”). In this role, he is responsible for the Structured Finance investment bi-portfolio, which combines the Private Equity and Fixed Income portfolios and provides an additional source of asset allocation. The teams he manages are responsible for initiating, executing and monitoring transactions. Prior to joining CDPQ, Mr. Laguerre held senior positions at Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and General Electric. Mr. Laguerre is a CFA Charterholder and has his International Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

Stuart Levings, Affiliated Director
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Mr. Levings assumed his current role as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2015. Prior to that Mr. Levings served in the roles of Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, as well as Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Levings joined the Company in July 2000 as the Financial Controller, and has also held positions in finance and product development, including five years as Chief Financial Officer. Before that, Mr. Levings spent seven years with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Levings holds a CPA, CA professional designation with over 20 years of professional experience in a variety of industry sectors. Mr. Levings holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of South Africa and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Erson Olivan, Affiliated Director
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Mr. Olivan is a Senior Vice President in Brookfield’s Private Equity Group, where his responsibilities include the origination, evaluation, execution, and monitoring of investments for Brookfield. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2010, Mr. Olivan was most recently with CIBC World Markets’ Investment Banking Group, where he was involved in a number of private and public financings and M&A advisory mandates. Mr. Olivan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) in Finance and Accounting from the University of British Columbia and is a CFA Charterholder.

Neil Parkinson, Independent Director
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Mr. Parkinson joined the Board in February 2017 and has been Chair of the Audit Committee since June 2017. Mr. Parkinson is a professional accountant and consultant with over 40 years of experience in the insurance and financial services field. He was a partner in KPMG from 1988 until his retirement in 2016, and was national leader of the firm’s Canadian insurance practice from 2004 to 2015. He was deputy chair of KPMG’s global insurance contracts accounting technical committee, chair of the Insurance Auditors Advisory Committee for the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada from 2009 to 2016, and a member of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board’s Insurance Accounting Task Force from 2006 to 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, a Fellow of CPA Ontario (FCPA) and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada, Gore Mutual Insurance Company, the University of Guelph and of the Actuarial Profession Oversight Board.

Fred Tomczyk, Independent Director
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Fred Tomczyk has more than 35-years of experience in the financial services industry with extensive expertise in wealth management, banking and insurance.

Mr. Tomczyk most recently held the role of President and Chief Executive Officer at TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (“TD Ameritrade”), from October 2008 to October 2016. Prior to Mr. Tomczyk’s time at TD Ameritrade, he held executive leaderships positions with TD Bank Group, TD Canada Trust, TD Bank and London Life and London Insurance Group.

Mr. Tomczyk received a bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University and subsequently obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. In 2006, he was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

Mr. Tomczyk currently serves on the board of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Athletic Alumni Advisory Council of Cornell University. He previously served on a number of boards in both Canada and the United States including London Life/London Insurance Group, Meloche Monnex, Knight Capital and TD Ameritrade.

John Walker, Independent Director
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Prior to serving on the Board of the Company, Mr. Walker served on the board of directors of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Canada since June 1996. Mr. Walker is currently a partner in the law firm Walker Sorensen LLP, specializing in advising insurance and reinsurance companies. Prior to founding Walker Sorenson LLP in 2007, he was a sole practitioner, focusing on providing opinion advice to clients on business and insurance matters. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Walker practiced in the Financial Services Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a national law firm. Prior to his time at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Mr. Walker spent eight years in the insurance and reinsurance industry as a property and casualty insurance broker, a reinsurance broker and a treaty and facultative reinsurance underwriter. He has previously served as a member of the board of directors of a number of financial institutions, including TD Trust Company and Concordia Life Insurance Company.