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Board of Directors

FLINT's Board of Directors is currently comprised of five members: Sean McMaster (Chair), Jordan Bitove, H. Fraser Clarke, Karl Johannson, and Dean MacDonald. Based on the definition of “independence” contained in National Instrument 58-101 “Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices” and a review of applicable factual circumstances, each of the directors is independent, other than Mr. MacDonald who previously served as an executive officer of FLINT.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall stewardship of FLINT. The primary functions of the Board are to: (i) adopt a strategic planning process designed to achieve FLINT’s principal objectives; (ii) supervise the management of the business and affairs of FLINT with the goal of achieving its principal objectives; and (iii) discharge the duties of the Board of Directors imposed by applicable laws. The Board has adopted a written charter that sets out its responsibilities and duties.
Charter of the board of Directors

Sean McMaster

Mr. McMaster is a retired businessman with extensive experience in legal and regulatory matters. From 1996 to February 2014, Mr. McMaster was employed by TC Energy Corporation where he held various leadership roles. At the time of his retirement, he was Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and General Counsel with overall responsibility for the management of legal and regulatory affairs, stakeholder relations, internal audit, external communications, compliance and corporate security. From 2003 to 2006, he was President of TransCanada Power, L.P., a TSX-listed limited partnership that held infrastructure assets throughout North America. He was a director of Bruce Power L.P., a nuclear power generator. In January 2019, Mr. McMaster was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of FLINT.

Prior to his time in the energy industry, Mr. McMaster was an armoured officer in the Canadian Army, serving with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in Calgary. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Alberta and was appointed Queen’s Counsel as of December 31, 2009.

Mr. McMaster graduated from the University of Windsor in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Political Science. He received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 1989 and his Masters of Law from York University in 2006. Mr. McMaster obtained the Charter Director (C. Dir.) designation from the Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada) in 2010.

Dean MacDonald

Mr. MacDonald is Chair of Deacon Investments Ltd., a private investment company, and Chair of Deacon Sports & Entertainment Limited, a private company that owns three minor professional sports franchises. Mr. MacDonald is a former executive with the Corporation having served as Executive Chairman (June 2015 to January 2019), Interim Chief Executive Officer (June 2017 to August 2018) and President and Chief Executive Officer (December 2008 to June 2015). 

Mr. MacDonald has had a long and successful career as an operating executive and entrepreneur. His operating experience includes serving as President and Managing Partner of Cable Atlantic, as the Chief Operating Officer of Rogers Cable and as the Chief Executive Officer of Persona Inc. ("Persona"), a TSX-listed cable and internet services company. Mr. MacDonald worked with a syndicate of investment partners to turn Persona's operations around and subsequently sold the business at a significant premium to its purchase price in 2007. Mr. MacDonald has also served as Chairman of the Newfoundland and Labrador Energy Corporation, which manages the province's oil, gas and hydro assets. He has management and investment experience in a number of industries including energy, commercial real estate, marketing and communications.

He has served on numerous public and private boards over the past three decades. In 2007, Mr. MacDonald was selected as CEO of the Year by Birch Hill Capital Partners.

H. Fraser Clarke

Mr. Clarke is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Massage Addict Incorporated, a retailer of massage services. Mr. Clarke was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Herbal Magic Inc., a Canadian weight loss and nutrition company, from February 2011 to August 2013, and previously the President and Chief Operating Officer of Herbal Magic Inc. from February 2009 to February 2011. From October 2002 to July 2007, Mr. Clarke was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hair Club for Men. Prior to this role, Mr. Clarke was an Associate at CCC Investment Banking and an Associate at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Clarke is a director of Trees Corporation, which is listed on the NEO Exchange.

Mr. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Memorial University and is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Financial Analyst.

Jordan L. Bitove

Mr. Bitove is the Publisher of the Toronto Star, Co-Proprietor of Torstar Corporation, and founding partner of NordStar Capital. He is also the Managing Director of Bitove Capital which has diverse interests in real estate, hospitality, natural resources and distribution.

Previously, Mr. Bitove was the President and CEO of Vision Companies, an industry-leading experiential marketing firm whose clients included Formula One, the National Football League, the Olympic Games and Canada's Walk of Fame, and launched Great Moments in Catering, which became Canada's largest privately held event catering company. He was part of the original ownership group of the Toronto Raptors, the first NBA franchise awarded outside of the United States.

Mr. Bitove currently sits on the Board of Trustees for SickKids Foundation. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto International Film Festival, the Board of Governors of Western University, and the Canadian Advisory Board for Right to Play. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for his philanthropic work.

Mr. Bitove is a graduate of Western University. He also holds the position of Honorary Consul to the Republic of North Macedonia.

Karl Johannson

Mr. Johannson is a retired businessman with extensive commercial and operational experience in the upstream and midstream market segments, including natural gas and energy pipelines, as well as in electricity generation and specialty chemicals. From 1994 to February 2019, Mr. Johannson was employed by TC Energy Corporation where he held various leadership roles, including Senior Vice President, Power Commercial; Senior Vice President, Canadian Power; Senior Vice President, Canada and US Northeast Pipeline; President, Natural Gas Pipelines; and, at the time of his retirement, Executive Vice President & President, Canadian and Mexico Gas Pipelines and Energy. From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Johannson served as a director and chairman of the general partner of TC Pipelines L.P., a NYSE-listed limited partnership.

Mr. Johannson currently is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Electric System Operator. Mr. Johannson previously served on the Board of Directors of several companies and associations, including Bruce Power L.P., a nuclear power generator, Cancarb Limited, a specialty chemical company producing primarily thermal carbon black, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, the Canadian Gas Association, the Canadian Electric Association, and Mount Royal University.

Mr. Johannson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Calgary. He is also a graduate from Harvard Business School's General Management Program (2002).
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