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James H. Lisson

James H. Lisson, Independent Director

James H. Lisson was appointed a director of the Corporation on May 17, 2017. Mr. Lisson has 40 years of legal, advisory, board and executive experience in Canada and England.

Mr. Lisson practiced corporate law for over 30 years in Canada and England with two of Canada’s leading law firms, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP and then Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Mr. Lisson has also served seven years as a director, Chairman and then Executive Chairman of Cadillac Fairview Inc.

While in England, he was extensively involved in the privatization and financing of BAA plc, the then operator of all airports in the United Kingdom, and with Canary Wharf Group plc, a real estate development company. Mr. Lisson also served on executive interchange with the Federal Department of Finance during which he advised on financial services reform and Canadian bank restructurings.

Mr. Lisson is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of England and Wales and a Past Chair of the National Business Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. Among his other roles, he has served as a member of the NAFTA Financial Services Dispute Resolution Panel.

Mr. Lisson holds an LL.M. from Yale University, an LL.B. from Dalhousie University and an Honours B.Comm. from McGill University. He is an Institute Certified Director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors.