Board of Directors
H. David Graves
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Graves is the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the board of directors. He has been Chief Executive Officer since the formation of the corporation in May 2005. From 1998 until 2005, Mr. Graves was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Centara Corporation, a venture capital firm. Prior to that, he was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Broadband Networks Inc., a leading-edge developer of wireless telecommunications systems. Mr. Graves is a graduate of the University of Manitoba faculty of Engineering and the Executive Marketing program at Queen's University and is a registered professional engineer. Mr. Graves serves on the board of directors of Great West Lifeco. Inc.
Mr. Burgess is an independent consultant and corporate director for a number of public and private companies. He served as CEO of Macromedia, Inc., a leading provider of Internet and multimedia software from November 1996 to January 2005. He also served on the board of directors of Macromedia from November 1996 until December 2005, as Chairman of the board of Macromedia from July 1998 until December 2005 and as Executive Chairman of Macromedia from January 2005 until December 2005. Mr. Burgess joined the board of Adobe Systems Incorporated upon the company’s acquisition of Macromedia in 2005 where he continues to serve. From 1991-1995 Mr. Burgess was the CEO and a board member of Alias Research Inc., which under his leadership, grew to become a large and highly profitable 3D software company in the entertainment industry. From 1984 to 1991, he held numerous executive positions with Silicon Graphics including Vice President of Applications where he led the development of medical and scientific imaging programs. Mr. Burgess holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University. He has served on the University’s Campaign Cabinet and has been recognized with the Michael DeGroote Distinguished Alumni Award.
Mr. Courteau is a member of the Compensation Committee and a director of IMRIS. For the past 25 years, Mr. Courteau has held senior management positions in the technology industry in Canada, the United States and internationally. Mr. Courteau was the President of SAP in North America until April 2012 and was previously Chief Operating Officer for SAP’s Global Field Operations and North America divisions. He joined SAP in 2004 when he was appointed President and Managing Director of SAP Canada. Prior to joining, Mr. Courteau was the Executive Vice President responsible for Canadian sales and consulting services for EDS Corporation from 2002 to 2003. Mr. Courteau is on the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement and is Chair of the Information Technology Association of Canada. Mr. Courteau holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University.
Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Mr. Diamond is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee, a member of the Audit and Governance Committee and a director of IMRIS. Mr. Diamond has held senior management positions at Whitecastle Investments Limited, an investor in venture and later stage private companies, since 1989, and since 1998 has been its President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2004, he has been Managing Director of Whitecastle Private Equity Partners and President of its General Partner. In addition to sitting on the boards of various private companies, Mr. Diamond is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Vice Chair of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and past Treasurer of Kids Help Phone. Mr. Diamond holds a B.A. (Economics) degree from the University of Western Ontario and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
William Fraser, F.C.A.
Mr. Fraser is a member of the Audit and Governance Committee and a director of IMRIS. Mr. Fraser is an independent corporate director. Mr. Fraser was the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) from 1994 to 2006, and successfully led the transformation of the provincial crown corporation to a publicly traded corporation, and the third largest telecommunications company in Canada. Mr. Fraser was the Vice President Finance of MTS from 1986 to 1994, and prior to that was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance for the Government of Manitoba (1981-1986). Mr. Fraser is a Director and is the Chairman of the audit committee of Manitoba Hydro and is the Vice Chair and member of the finance committee of the Board of Directors for St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. Mr. Fraser has been a director of a number of other corporations and charitable organizations during his career. Mr. Fraser is a Chartered Accountant and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2002.
Mr. Hobson is a member of the Compensation Committee and a director of IMRIS. Mr. Hobson is a private equity investor and has been the Managing Partner of Whitecap Venture Partners (WhiteCap), a private equity investment company, since November 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Hobson was the Chief Executive Officer of several WhiteCap investee companies, including Photonami Corp. and Avo Photonics. Mr. Hobson is a telecommunications and business executive with over 20 years of experience in start-ups and business turn-arounds in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Hobson has successfully led a number of entrepreneurial ventures and teams in the automobile, manufacturing, medical supply, telecom and investment industries. Mr. Hobson originally joined Whitecap Venture Partners in 1995 where, as an Executive Vice President, he led the Technology Practice, and held the role of "Entrepreneur in Residence". Since 2004, Mr. Hobson has also been a Managing Director of Whitecastle Private Equity.
David A. Leslie, F.C.A.
Director and Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee
Mr. Leslie is the Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee and a director of IMRIS. Mr. Leslie is an independent corporate director. Mr. Leslie was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ernst and Young LLP from 1999 to 2004, and was a partner and held various senior management positions with the firm from 1977 to 2004. Mr. Leslie is a director of Enbridge, Inc.; Enbridge Gas Distribution, Inc.; Sobeys Inc.; Empire Inc.; a Trustee of the Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust; and is the Chairman of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Mr. Leslie is a director of MaRS Innovation, a non-profit company involved with the commercialization of certain research generated by its non-profit members. Mr. Leslie is a Chartered Accountant and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1991.