R. William McFarland, Toronto, Ontario
Independent Director | Chair of the Board | Audit Committee Member | Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee Member
Mr. McFarland is the Chair of the Board of Horizon North and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Corporation on May 29, 2020 as a Dexterra Nominee upon completion of the Transaction. Mr. McFarland is also a member of the Board, Lead Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. McFarland brings significant financial and management experience to Horizon North. Mr. McFarland was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada (2011 to June 2018). Prior to that, Mr. McFarland was a member of the executive team at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada from 2005 to 2011 and led the Greater Toronto Area audit practice from 2002 to 2005. Mr. McFarland is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Mr. McFarland is also chair of the board of directors of The Conference Board of Canada and a director and chairman of each of AGT Food & Ingredients Inc. and Farmers Edge Inc.