Board of Directors

RONALD W. BINNS
Independent board member
Chair of Audit Committee

Mr. Binns is the Chief Financial Officer of Nevada Capital Corporation Ltd., a private investment company, and from 1989 to 2002, served as the Chief Financial Officer of Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation Ltd. Mr. Binns obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation with Coopers & Lybrand in 1984, has lectured extensively for the B.C. Institute of Chartered Accountants and the "Big Four" accounting firms, and has served as a director on the boards of several public and private companies.

HARRIS A. FRICKER, MA
Board Member
Harris A. Fricker assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of GMP Capital Inc. in October 2010. He joined GMPís Investment Banking Department in 2002 and assumed the role of President of GMP Securities L.P. in July 2008. Prior to joining GMP in 2002, Mr. Fricker held senior roles at several leading Canadian financial institutions, including, heading up the Institutional Sales & Trading desk of another leading investment dealer and running the corporate debenture/derivatives group at a major Canadian bank. A former entrepreneur himself, his depth of experience arising from over two decades in the North American capital markets combined with his acumen as an entrepreneur provides him with a unique perspective on the financial services landscape. Mr. Fricker holds a BA from Saint Francis Xavier University and a MA from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

FIONA L. MACDONALD BA, MBA
Independent board member
Member of Compensation Committee

Ms. Macdonald joined the Board of Directors of GMP Capital Inc. in 2013. She is currently the Executive Compensation Practice Leader, Canadian Division, for Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company. She has held that position since 2003. Concurrent with her leadership role in the Canadian Division, Ms. Macdonald also led Towers Watson's U.S. West Division's Executive Compensation Practice from July 2010 through April 2013. Ms. Macdonald has more than 25 years' experience in the area of executive and director compensation strategies. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations as well as an MBA from the University of British Columbia and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors program. Ms. Macdonald is an Executive Committee member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (British Columbia Chapter).

Eugene C. McBurney, MA, LLB
Board member
Mr. McBurney is co-founder of GMP Securities L.P.'s predecessor, Griffiths McBurney & Partners. He brings extensive knowledge, background and expertise in the securities industry to the firm. Prior to GMP, Mr. McBurney practiced securities law and advised many companies and investment dealers in a variety of investment banking assignments. Currently Mr. McBurney acts as Co-Chairman, GMP Securities Europe LLP, and Chairman, GMP Securities L.P.

James D. Meekison, BA, MA, MBA
Independent board member
Chair of Corporate Governance Committee; Member of Compensation Committee

Mr. Meekison is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trimin Capital Corp., a private equity company. Mr. Meekison's career has spanned over 40 years in the investment banking, cable television and private equity industries. He has served as a director of Nesbitt Thomson Limited; Chairman of Cablecasting Limited, a Canadian cable television company, which he co-founded; and Chairman and director of several companies in which he invested during his career in private equity. He also served as a director of First Marathon Inc. from 1984 until it was sold in 1999. Mr. Meekison holds an MBA degree from Harvard University and BA and MA degrees from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the board of directors of Pathways to Education Canada.

ROBERT G. PETERS
Independent board member
Member of Compensation Committee; Member of Corporate Governance Committee

Mr. Peters is the President of Black Diamond Land & Cattle Co., a private investment company with interests in real estate development, ranching and energy investments. Until 2002, Mr. Peters was the Chairman of Peters & Co. Limited, an energy investment company headquartered in Calgary, which he founded in 1971. Mr. Peters serves as a director on the board of Big Rock Brewery Inc.

Hartley T. Richardson, C.M., O.M., LL.D.
Independent board member
Member of Corporate Governance Committee

Mr. Richardson is President and Chief Executive Officer of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, a private, family-owned corporation, founded in 1857, involved in the international grain trade and agri-foods business, real estate, oil and gas development, financial services and private equity investments. He has held that position since April 1993. Mr. Richardson serves as Chairman of the board of directors of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He is a director of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. He is also a director and past-Chairman of the Business Council of Manitoba. In addition, Mr. Richardson is Chairman of Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Co-Chairman of Trans Canada Trail Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of Governors for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Charter for Business. Other affiliations include the World Economic Forum Global Leaders of Tomorrow and the International Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization. He is also actively involved in a number of charitable endeavours and community organizations. The University of Manitoba conferred upon Mr. Richardson the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in 2004. Mr. Richardson was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2007 and to the Order of Manitoba in 2008.

H. Sanford Riley, C.M.
Independent board member
Chair of Compensation Committee; Member of Audit Committee

Mr. Riley is President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Financial Group Limited, the financial services affiliate of James Richardson & Sons, Limited. He has held that position since 2003. Prior to joining RFGL, Mr. Riley was, for nearly 10 years, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Group Inc. and was appointed Chairman in May 2001. Mr. Riley is Chairman of the board of directors of the University of Winnipeg Foundation and of The North West Company Inc. He serves as a director of Molson Coors Brewing Company, the Canada West Foundation, Winnipeg Airports Authority, Canadian Western Bank and Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., of which he is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Riley has also been involved in a number of charitable endeavours including serving as Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, chairing the Business Council of Manitoba and chairing the 1999 Pan American Games. He was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2002.

Kevin M. Sullivan, BA, LL.B., CFA
Board member
Mr. Sullivan is Deputy Chairman of GMP Capital Inc. He joined GMP Securities L.P.'s predecessor, Griffiths McBurney & Partners, in October 1995 and cofounded GMP Securities L.P.'s sales and trading operations. Mr. Sullivan served as President from 1996-1999 and Chief Executive Officer of GMP from June 1999 to September 2010. Kevin has 25 years of experience and relationships in the capital markets industry. During his tenure as CEO at GMP, Kevin oversaw the creation and growth of Richardson GMP, GMP Europe and GMP Investment Management. In addition, he successfully oversaw GMP's initial public offering in 2003 and has since helped the company grow from a market value of $300 million to over $1 billion in that time. During his career, he has also spent three years in the European capital markets as well as a lawyer in general practice in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Sullivan has been involved in a number of charitable endeavours and community organizations, including co-chairing The Ride to Conquer Cancer, Canada's premier cycling fundraiser. He is a past member of the Ontario Securities Commission Industry Advisory Group and past Board member of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, and currently a member of the Canadian Advisory Board of Right To Play.

DONALD A. WRIGHT
Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors
Member of Compensation Committee and Audit Committee

Mr. Wright is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Winnington Capital Group Inc., an investment counsel and portfolio management company. He is an active investor in both the private and public equity markets. Mr. Wright's career has spanned over 30 years in the investment industry. He has held a number of leadership positions, including President of Merrill Lynch Canada, Executive Vice-President, director and member of the executive committee of Burns Fry Ltd., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TD Securities Inc. and Deputy Chairman of TD Bank Financial Group. Mr. Wright serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Cinaport Capital Inc., Equity Financial Holdings Inc., Richards Packaging Inc., Chairman of the board of trustees of Richards Packaging Income Fund and Lead Director of Tuscany International Drilling Inc. Mr. Wright serves as a director of Clear Energy Systems, Inc., DHX Media Ltd., Condor Petroleum Inc., MaRS Innovation and Public Mobile Inc. As well, he was the past Chairman of the Board of VIA Rail Canada. He actively supports numerous charitable organizations and is a member of the board of trustees of The Hospital for Sick Children and a member of the Royal Ontario Museum Governors' Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Campaign Cabinet of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation.

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