David Wilkins, former US Ambassador to Canada, joins Board of North America's largest privately owned homebuilder
OAKVILLE, ON, June 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Mattamy Homes is pleased to announce the appointment of The Honorable David H. Wilkins, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Wilkins served as the 21st US Ambassador to Canada, from June 2005 to January 2009, and is now a partner at the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. The appointment was effective June 1, 2015.
"We're very excited to have an individual with David's background, expertise and network joining Mattamy's Board of Directors and look forward to benefiting from his advice on a range of strategic and business issues," says Peter Gilgan, Mattamy's Founder & CEO. "In particular, David has a wealth of experience in representing businesses on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border on a host of strategic bilateral issues. His knowledge of government relations in our markets will be invaluable as we continue to significantly grow our business across North America."
Mr. Wilkins chairs the Public Policy and International Law practice group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. He was nominated by President George W. Bush to become the United States Ambassador to Canada. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, Mr. Wilkins practiced law for 34 years in Greenville, South Carolina, and has extensive experience in civil litigation and appellate practice. He is the former Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, a position he held for 11 years, and was a member of the South Carolina House for 25 years. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Clemson University and is a member of the Board of Directors of Resolute Forest Products and Porter Airlines.
Privately owned Mattamy Homes elected to establish an external Board of Directors of knowledgeable advisors in 2010 as a governance best practice. In addition to Mr. Wilkins, the other external members of Mattamy's Board also have significant experience and expertise:
- Dave Williams (Lead Director), former non-Executive Chairman of Shoppers Drug Mart, and former CFO and President, Eastern Canada Operations, of Loblaw Companies Ltd.
- Gay Mitchell, Deputy Chairman, RBC Wealth Management and Vice Chair, Royal Trust Corporation.
- Rupert Duchesne, Group Chief Executive of Aimia
About Mattamy Homes
Mattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with operations across the United States and Canada. Mattamy has built and closed more than 65,000 homes in 160 communities. In the United States, the company is represented in eight metropolitan areas – Minneapolis-St. Paul, Charlotte, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Sarasota – and in Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. Visit www.mattamyhomes.com for more information.
SOURCE Mattamy Homes Limited
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For further information: Brent Carey, Vice President, Communications, Mattamy Homes Limited, 905-829-7684, [email protected]