W. Geoffrey Beattie

Lead Director

W. Geoffrey Beattie serves as the Lead Independent Director.  Mr. Beattie has been the Chief Executive Officer of Generation Capital, a private investment company based in Toronto, Canada, since September 2013. He served previously as Chief Executive Officer of the Woodbridge Company Limited, a privately held investment company, and the majority shareholder of Thomson Reuters from March 1998 to December 2012, where he also served as Deputy Chairman from May 2000 to May 2013. Mr. Beattie currently serves as the Chairman of Relay Ventures, a Canadian venture capital firm. 


The Board believes Mr. Beattie’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his leadership experience as chief executive officer of two privately held investment companies, his investment experience as the majority shareholder of a publicly traded professional information provider, his service on several public company boards, and his technology and risk management expertise.

Other Public Company Board Memberships in the Past Five Years:

  • Maple Leaf Foods (2009 – present)
  • Fiera Capital Corporation (2018 – present)
  • General Electric Company (2009 – 2019)
  • Acasta Enterprises Inc. (2015 – 2018)