EDMONTON, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Alberta Investment Management
Corporation (AIMCo) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new
members to its Board of Directors - Mr. J. Richard Bird, Mr. John T.
Ferguson, and Mr. Robert L. "Jay" Vivian Jr.. The official appointment
follows the signing of the Order in Council on February 26, 2014 and
further strengthens the leadership that governs AIMCo.
Of the new Directors, AIMCo Chair, A. Charles Baillie states, "The
appointment of Messrs. Bird, Ferguson and Vivian adds significant
acumen to the AIMCo Board. Governing the organization on strong
commercial principles supports our clients in meeting their objectives
and the addition of our new directors ensures we continue to deliver
that mandate. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I look forward to
welcoming our new members to the team."
J. Richard Bird is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate
Development of Enbridge Inc., responsible for all financial affairs of
the company and corporate planning, mergers, acquisitions and corporate
development. Mr. Bird serves on the Board of Directors or Trustees of
Enbridge Energy Partners L.P., Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Enbridge Gas
Distribution Inc., Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc., Gaz Metro Inc.
and Bird Construction Company Inc.. Mr. Bird was named Canada's CFO of
the Year for 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the
University of Manitoba, and a Masters of Business Administration and
PhD from the University of Toronto.
John T. Ferguson is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Princeton Developments Ltd.
and Princeton Ventures Ltd.. He is also Chairman of the Board of
Suncor Energy, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Peter Lougheed
Leadership Initiative, as well as, a Director of Fountain Tire Ltd.,
and Strategy Summit Ltd.. Mr. Ferguson is a Member of the Order of
Canada and a Fellow of the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants
and of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He holds a Bachelor of
Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1964 and received his
CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1967.
Robert L. "Jay" Vivian Jr. is the former Managing Director of the IBM Retirement Funds. Mr.
Vivian is on the Board of Directors, Investment Committee, and Audit &
Oversight Committee of ICMA-RC, and is the founding Chair of the
Investment Committee of the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit
Assets. He is also on the Investment & Pension Subcommittee for the
charity United Way Worldwide. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Mathematics from Bowdoin College, a Masters of Business Administration
from Harvard Business School, and a CFA® Charter from the CFA Institute.
About Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
AIMCo is one of Canada's largest and most diversified institutional
investment managers. AIMCo was established on January 1, 2008 with a
mandate to provide superior long-term investment results for its
clients. AIMCo operates independently from the Government of Alberta
and invests globally on behalf of 27 pension, endowment and government
funds in the Province of Alberta, including the Alberta Heritage
Savings Trust Fund. For more information about AIMCo, visit www.aimco.alberta.ca.
SOURCE: Alberta Investment Management Corp.
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