Beth Budd Bandler



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Beth Budd Bandler Curriculum Vitae

Beth Budd Bandler, Chartered Director, is an independent corporate director and former C-suite executive. She has a wealth of experience in corporate governance, significant executive leadership accomplishments in business and law, and provides business focused strategic and legal advice to world class international organizations. She is an international human resources professional.

Canadian Board Diversity Council: Honoured to be named to the Diversity 50 list as one of Canada’s most diverse and eligible board candidates.

Beth works with Boards (for profit and not for profit) on strategy, governance, human resources and executive compensation matters. She has worked with management teams in transition principally in implementing acquisitions. She has strong diplomatic skills and an affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating and building consensus among diverse individuals. She mentors young professionals. She is listed in Women in the Lead, a directory of Canadian women whose professional expertise and experience recommend them as candidates for corporate board appointments. In 2012 Beth became a Chartered Director, The Directors College (McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada).

Magellan Aerospace Corporation:TSX listed. Revenues $1 billion. 2014 to date—Independent Corporate Director, Member of Governance and Nominating Committee, Chair of Environmental and Health & Safety Committee. Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defence and space agencies worldwide, with operating units throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Poland.

Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (since 2013: Dominion Diamond Corporation) TSX and NYSE listed. 2006 to December 2010—Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Legal and Human Resources. As a C-suite executive, responsible for international legal and HR matters, including, legal strategy, risk assessments for international branding and trademark portfolios, retail and marketing issues, licensing, shareholder proposals, corporate social responsibility, financing, executive compensation and metrics, and international business start-ups and/or “partner” agreements. Worked with the Board and developed and presented workshops on ethics, governance and anti-corruption. The company operates and has a controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine and a 40% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine. Both mines are located in Canada's Northwest Territories. The company's former retail division, Harry Winston, Inc., is a premier jewelry and timepiece retailer with a watch manufacturing facility in Geneva, Switzerland, and jewelry atelier in New York and salons in key locations including New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Beverly Hills.

Beth Bandler Professional Corporation, 1997-2006 and 2010 to date.—Business Lawyer, private business law practice providing a variety of legal services and business advice to international companies primarily in the diamond mining, aerospace, manufacturing, high tech, rough and polished diamond marketing and luxury diamond jewelry retail sectors, including corporate governance and assistance in disclosure controls and internal control over financial reporting.

Hawker Siddeley Canada Inc.was TSX listed with, before the strategically directed sale of all assets, international businesses in rail car, subway and light rail transit cars and wheel manufacturing, rail car leasing, aerospace, industrial gas turbines, mining machinery, roof support systems and services for mine roadways and civil tunnels, sawmill equipment and controls, and precision castings. 1981-1999. From 1994 to 1997 Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary and from 1993 to 1996 served as a member of the Board of Directors. As a C-suite executive, participated in strategy, structuring and implementing international business plans, including new business start-ups from idea to IPO and new product development; completed multi-million dollar domestic and international (multi-jurisdictional) acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and technology transfer agreements; championed and implemented strategies to protect the company from and to reduce the number of product liability claims. As Corporate Secretary, implemented governance policies and procedures; board, committee and shareholder meeting preparation; and dealt with hostile shareholder takeovers and shareholder activism.

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Last Update: January 20, 2018