Board of Directors

  • Ken Shields
    Ken Shields

    Ken is the Chair and CEO of Conifex and the former CEO of Raymond James Ltd. Ken has also worked previously as a former director for Slocan Forest Products Ltd., Timber West Forest Corp. and Raymond James Financial Inc., and is currently a director of the Forest Products Association of Canada and the Council of Forest Industries.

  • Pat Bell
    Pat Bell

    Pat served three terms in the BC Legislature and held a number of highprofile positions with the Provincial Government, including Minister of Forests and Range. Pat is also a lifelong entrepreneur involved in a variety of businesses, most recently with the newly established Northern Lights Winery.

  • Michael Costello
    Michael Costello

    Michael has held a number of highprofile executive and board positions, including President and CEO of BC Transmission Corporation, President and CEO of BC Hydro and Power Authority, as well as acting as both Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to the Treasury Board for the Government of British Columbia.

  • Jim Jia
    Jim Jia

    Jim Jia is the general manager of Tangshan Caofeidian Wood Industry Co. Ltd. (CFDWood), a major forest products port terminal and processing hub in Northern China.
    Jim has over 20 years of lumber and woodworking machinery marketing experience in China and Japan.

  • George Judd
    George Judd

    George Judd has served as a senior executive and advisor in the building products sector, specializing in turnarounds and growth strategies.  He was the former CEO of both PrimeSource Building Products and BlueLinx Holdings and is currently the Strategic Advisor of Building Products and Industrial Distribution for Blue Wolf Capital Partners, a family of private equity funds.

  • George Malpass
    George Malpass

    George is the former CEO of Primex Forest Products, a coastal BC operator. George has also served as director for International Forest Products and Riverside Forest Products.

  • Charles Miller
    Charles Miller

    Charlie Miller is a Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a family of private equity funds, and a member of its investment committee.   He has served on the boards of several Blue Wolf portfolio companies, including the former Conifex Cross City sawmill complex known as Suwannee Lumber Company and Conifex Glenwood, formerly known as Caddo River Forest Products.  Prior to joining Blue Wolf in 2012, he was an equity partner at Patton Boggs LLP and served as Blue Wolf’s primary external counsel.

  • Janine North
    Janine North

    Janine has a wealth of experience in the resource sector, including managing logging and trucking companies and Forest Districts.  She recently retired as the CEO of the Northern Development Initiative Trust, a regional development corporation and currently also serves as Director and Chair of Governance and Human Resources for BC Hydro.

  • Tom Reed
    Tom Reed

    Tom has had a distinguished career in the US timberland and forestry industries, most recently as Vice-President of Resources in Plum Creek Timber Inc.’s Atlantic South Region. He currently serves as Chairman of the Forest Resources Association Inc. and is on the boards of the Florida and Georgia Forestry Associations, as well as the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust board.

  • Dave Roberts
    Dave Roberts

    Following a long and distinguished career with a number of securities firms, including Gordon Securities, Pemberton Securities and Goepel Shields, Dave recently retired from Raymond James Ltd., where he headed up the firm’s Toronto-based institutional equity business.