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Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd (FFH.TO)

FFH.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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16 Nov 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vivan Watsa

67 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Rivett

49 2013 President

David Bonham

2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Peter Clarke

2007 Chief Risk Officer, Vice President

Ronald Schokking

2006 Vice President, Treasurer

Eric Salsberg

2012 Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary

Jean Cloutier

2009 Vice President - International Operations

Bradley Martin

58 2012 Vice President - Strategic Investments

John Varnell

2012 Vice President - Corporate Development

Anthony Griffiths

87 2002 Lead Independent Director

Karen Jurjevich

62 2017 Director

Benjamin Watsa

39 2015 Director

Robert Gunn

72 2007 Independent Director

Alan Horn

66 2008 Independent Director

John Palmer

74 2012 Independent Director

Timothy Price

75 2010 Independent Director

Brandon Sweitzer

75 2004 Independent Director

Lauren Templeton

42 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vivan Watsa

Mr. Vivan Prem Watsa serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. V. Prem Watsa has been the Chairman of our Board of Directors and our Chief Executive Officer since 1985. He has served as Vice President of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd. since 1985. Mr. Watsa is the Chairman of our publicly traded subsidiaries Fairfax India Holdings Corporation and Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation. Mr. Watsa is also a director of BlackBerry Limited and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Paul Rivett

Mr. Paul C. Rivett serves as President of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., since July 19, 2013. Mr. Paul is a Chief Operating Officer, of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd. From July 2012 to July 2013, he was Vice President, Operations of Fairfax. Prior thereto, he was Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Fairfax.

David Bonham

Mr. David Bonham serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited., since August 1, 2012. Prior thereto, he was Financial Analyst. Prior thereto, was Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Peter Clarke

Mr. Peter Clarke serves as Chief Risk Officer, Vice President of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. He was Vice President of Fairfax since October 2004 and Chief Risk Officer of Fairfax since January 2007. Prior thereto he was Actuarial Analyst at Fairfax.

Ronald Schokking

Mr. Ronald Schokking serves as Vice President, Treasurer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited., since February 2006.

Eric Salsberg

Mr. Eric P. Salsberg serves as Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Prior to early 2012, he was Vice President, Corporate Affairs.

Jean Cloutier

Mr. Jean Cloutier serves as Vice President - International Operations of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited., since May 2009.

Bradley Martin

Mr. Bradley Paul Martin serves as Vice President - Strategic Investments of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Prior thereto he was Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary.

John Varnell

Mr. John C. Varnell serves was Vice President - Corporate Development of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. previously he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company From June 2010 to August 2012. Prior thereto, Chief Financial Officer of Northbridge Financial Corporation.

Anthony Griffiths

Mr. Anthony F. Griffiths serves as Lead Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Griffiths is an independent business consultant and corporate director. He is a director of our 6 of 6 BD publicly traded subsidiary Fairfax India Holdings Corporation and is also a director of Corporate 6 of 6 AC Catalyst Acquisition Inc. Mr. Griffiths was the Chairman of Mitel Corporation from 1987 to 1 of 1 CC 1993, and from 1991 to 1993 assumed the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer in 1 of 1 G&NC addition to that of Chairman. Mr. Griffiths is a member of our Audit Committee and the Chair of our Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Karen Jurjevich

Ms. Karen L. Jurjevich is Director of the company. She is a member of our Board of Directors. Ms. Jurjevich is Principal of Branksome Hall, a leading private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls located in Toronto, and is also the CEO of Branksome Hall Global. Prior to joining Branksome Hall in 1998, Ms. Jurjevich was a Principal in the Toronto District School Board and, from 1988 to 1992, taught at Havergal College in Toronto, Ontario. Prior thereto, Ms. Jurjevich held a number of teaching positions and was previously a member of the Board of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, the Board of the Conference of Independent Schools the International Baccalaureate, North American Independent Schools Task Force. Ms. Jurjevich recently graduated from the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Benjamin Watsa

Mr. Benjamin P. Watsa serves as Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited., with effect from 16 April 2015. Benjamin P. Watsa is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Watsa is the President of Marval Capital Ltd. and a sub-advisor to Lissom Investment Management Inc. Mr. Watsa has been actively engaged in the investment industry for 17 years. He currently manages global small and mid-cap. investments through pooled funds and a separately managed account using a concentrated, conservative, long-term value approach. Prior to working in the investment management industry, Mr. Watsa spent five years in New York as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at Banc of America Securities and at Cochran Caronia Waller. Mr. Watsa serves as a director of Dalton Kizuna Fund Ltd. and Dalton India Fund Ltd., sits on the advisory board of Impression Ventures, and serves as a director and Vice Chair of the Investment Committee for the Rideau Hall Foundation which supports the Office of the Governor General of Canada. Mr. Watsa holds a BA from Hillsdale College and a Chartered Investment Manager designation and is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Watsa is the son of V. Prem Watsa.

Robert Gunn

Mr. Robert J. Gunn serves as Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Gunn is an independent Meetings Attended in 2017 business consultant and corporate director. Mr. Gunn is the Chairman of the Board of Directors 6 of 6 BD of our Northbridge subsidiary (‘‘Northbridge’’) and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of 6 of 6 AC Directors of Northbridge from 2004 to 2014. Mr. Gunn previously served as the Chief Executive 1 of 1 CC Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Royal & SunAlliance plc of London, England from 2002 to 2003 and 2001 to 2002, respectively. He also served as Group Director, Americas, of Royal & SunAlliance from 1998 to 2001. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Gunn held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer at Royal & SunAlliance Canada. Mr. Gunn is a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Alan Horn

Mr. Alan Douglas Horn, CPA, serves as Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Horn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Telecommunications Limited, a director of Rogers Communications Inc. and was the Chairman of Rogers Communications Inc. from March 2006 to December 2017. Mr. Horn served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. from October 2016 to April 2017 and from October 2008 to March 2009. Mr. Horn was Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. from 1996 to 2006 and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Rogers Telecommunications Limited from 1990 to 1996. He is also a director of our publicly traded subsidiary Fairfax India Holdings Corporation, and is the Chair of our Audit Committee. Mr. Horn is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

John Palmer

Mr. John R. V. Palmer serves as Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Palmer is the Chairman of the Toronto Leadership Centre, a position he has held since 2005. Mr. Palmer has acted as a consultant and advisor on financial and financial sector regulatory matters to a number of international organizations and national authorities, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, USAID, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Mr. Palmer served as the Superintendent of Financial Institutions for Canada from 1994 to 2001, and as Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore from 2002 to 2005. Prior thereto, Mr. Palmer held a number of senior positions at KPMG LLP (Canada), including Managing Partner and Deputy Chairman. Mr. Palmer is a director and is a member of the Risk Committee and the Audit Committee of Manulife Financial Corporation. Mr. Palmer is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of our Governance and Nominating Committee. He is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Timothy Price

Mr. Timothy Robert (Tim) Price serves as Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, He is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Price has been the Chairman of Brookfield Funds, a division of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., since 1997 and was the Chairman of Brookfield Financial Corporation until December 2004. Mr. Price is a director of Canadian Tire Corporation and serves on the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board and the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Schulich School of Business. Mr. Price is a member of our Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Brandon Sweitzer

Mr. Brandon W. Sweitzer serves as Independent Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. He is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Sweitzer is the Dean of the School of Risk Management, St. John’s University and a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is a director of our subsidiaries OdysseyRe and Falcon Insurance Company. Mr. Sweitzer also serves on the board of the School of Risk Management, St. John’s University, and is past president of the Board of Trustees of the Kent School and a Trustee emeritus. Mr. Sweitzer became Chief Financial Officer of Marsh Inc. in 1981, and was its President from 1999 through 2000. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Sweitzer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guy Carpenter & Company. Mr. Sweitzer is a member of our Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees and is a resident of New Canaan, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Lauren Templeton

Ms. Lauren C. Templeton is Independent Director of the company. She is a member of our Board of Directors. Ms. Templeton is founder and President of Templeton & Phillips Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor and value investing boutique located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ms. Templeton serves on the Board of Trustees, audit committee and endowment committee at the Baylor School and is a member of Rotary International, previously serving on the investment committee for the Rotary Foundation. She serves on the Board of Overseers for the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. She is the founder and past president of the Southeastern Hedge Fund Association Inc.; was previously a member of the Board of Directors for the Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Finance Advisory Board of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; and served on the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Ms. Templeton is member of the John M. Templeton Foundation, Templeton World Charities and the Templeton Religion Trust. She serves on the compensation committee for the John M. Templeton Foundation. Ms. Templeton is a member of our audit committee and a resident of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee U.S.A.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Vivan Watsa

626,010

Paul Rivett

3,973,120

David Bonham

1,502,830

Peter Clarke

1,923,140

Ronald Schokking

877,898

Eric Salsberg

942,679

Jean Cloutier

1,917,270

Bradley Martin

1,477,050

John Varnell

772,450

Anthony Griffiths

168,452

Karen Jurjevich

66,254

Benjamin Watsa

84,693

Robert Gunn

185,799

Alan Horn

146,042

John Palmer

90,499

Timothy Price

91,197

Brandon Sweitzer

208,183

Lauren Templeton

56,250
As Of  31 Dec 2017