Intrawest announces appointment of Stephen Richards as chief legal counsel

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Intrawest ULC ("Intrawest") today announced the
appointment of Stephen Richards as the company's new chief legal counsel. In
this position, Richards will assume overall responsibility for all of the
legal services, corporate governance and general corporate commercial matters
for Intrawest and he will report directly to Bill Jensen, chief executive
officer at Intrawest.
    Richards brings more than 20 years of senior legal experience and adding
value to both private and public businesses. He has a demonstrated track
record of success in the areas of litigation management, enterprise insurance
underwriting, human resources/employment matters, real estate transactions,
mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and partnership structuring.
    "We are extremely pleased to welcome Steve to Intrawest's executive
team," said Bill Jensen, chief executive officer at Intrawest. "He brings a
broad base of corporate experience and legal expertise to Intrawest, as well
as a solid reputation among the legal community. I am confident that Steve has
the right combination of experience, skills and passion to strengthen our
corporate infrastructure and we will all benefit from his guidance and
    Prior to joining Intrawest, Richards served as general counsel and
corporate secretary for Imperial Parking Group, an industry leader in
transportation infrastructure management in Canada. During his tenure,
Richards had overall responsibility for the provision of legal services and
risk management for the corporate group, and he also led the company's
    From 1988 to 2005, Richards held several leadership positions within the
corporate law group at Terasen Inc., a leading Canadian provider of energy and
utility services. In his roles as senior vice president, general counsel,
chief risk officer and corporate secretary for the Terasen Group of Companies,
he was accountable to the Board of Directors as well as for compliance with
the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), including insider trading controls and
corporate governance.
    Under his direction, Terasen won national awards for governance including
accolades from The Conference Board and The Spencer Stuart National Award for
Governance. During his tenure, Richards also served as a director and officer
on a number of Terasen's subsidiary boards.
    Richards earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Law Degree
from The University of British Columbia, and he was admitted to the British
Columbia Bar in 1986. A Vancouver resident, Richards is located at Intrawest's
head office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    About Intrawest ULC

    Intrawest is a world leader in experiential destination resorts. The
company has interests in ten resorts at North America's most popular mountain
destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter Games. The Intrawest network also includes Canadian
Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world, Sandestin
Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest - a private resort club
with locations throughout North America. In addition, Intrawest develops real
estate at its resorts and at other locations across North America and in
Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more
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