Board of Directors
SIR MARTIN E. FRANKLIN, KGCN – CO-CHAIRMAN
Sir Martin E. Franklin, KGCN, has served as a director of the Company since its inception in September 2017 and was appointed co-chairman in October 2019 when the Company acquired APi Group, Inc. Sir Franklin is the founder and CEO of Mariposa Capital LLC and chairman and controlling shareholder of Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC. Sir Franklin is also the founder and executive chairman of Element Solutions Inc., co-founder and co-chairman of Nomad Foods Limited. Sir Franklin was the founder and chairman of Jarden Corporation (“Jarden”), a broad-based consumer products company, from 2001 until April 2016 when Jarden merged with Newell Brands Inc. (“Newell”). Sir Franklin became chairman and chief executive officer of Jarden in 2001 and served until 2011, at which time he began service as executive chairman. Prior to founding Jarden in 2001, Sir Franklin served as the chairman and/or chief executive officer of three public companies: Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc., and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. In the last five years, Sir Franklin served as a director of Newell and Restaurant Brands International.
JAMES E. LILLIE – CO-CHAIRMAN
James E. Lillie has served as a director of the Company since its inception in September 2017 and was appointed co-chairman in October 2019, when the Company acquired APi Group, Inc. Mr. Lillie served as Jarden’s chief executive officer from June 2011 until the consummation of Jarden’s business combination with Newell in April 2016. Mr. Lillie joined Jarden in 2003 as chief operating officer and was named president in 2004 and chief executive officer in June 2011. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Lillie served as executive vice president of operations at Moore Corporation, Limited. From 1999 to 2000, he served as executive vice president of operations at Walter Industries, Inc., a Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Company (“KKR”) portfolio company. From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Lillie held a succession of senior-level management positions across a variety of disciplines, including human resources, manufacturing, finance and operations at World Color, Inc., another KKR portfolio company. Since June 2015, Mr. Lillie has served on the board of directors of Nomad Foods Limited, and since February 2017, he has served on the board of directors of Tiffany & Co.
IAN G. H. ASHKEN
Ian G. H. Ashken served as a director since October 2019. Mr. Ashken was the co-founder of Jarden and served as its vice-chairman and president until the consummation of Jarden’s business combination with Newell in April 2016. Mr. Ashken was appointed to the Jarden board in June 2001 and served as vice-chairman, chief financial officer and secretary from September 2001. Mr. Ashken was secretary of Jarden until February 2007 and chief financial officer until June 2014. Prior to Jarden, Mr. Ashken served as the vice-chairman and/or chief financial officer of three public companies: Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc. and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. Mr. Ashken also serves as a director of Element Solutions Inc and Nomad Foods Limited and is a director or trustee of several private companies and charitable institutions. During the last five years, Mr. Ashken also previously served as a director of Newell.
RUSSELL BECKER, PRESIDENT AND CEO
Russell Becker has served as a director of the Company since the acquisition by the Company of APi Group, Inc. in October 2019. Mr. Becker joined APi Group, Inc. in 2002 as its president and chief operating officer and became its chief executive officer in 2004. Prior to leading APi Group, Mr. Becker served in a variety of roles at The Jamar Company, a subsidiary of APi Group, including manager of construction from 1995 to 1997 and president from 1998 until 2002. Mr. Becker served as a project manager for Ryan Companies from 1993 to 1995 and as a field engineer with Cherne Contracting from 1991 to 1993. Previously, Mr. Becker served as a member of Dunwoody Institute’s board of trustees. He is the former chair of the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota board of directors and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Foundation board of directors. He currently serves on the Children's Foundation board of directors, the Liberty Diversified Industries board of directors, and the Marvin Companies board of directors. Mr. Becker also serves on the advisory board for the School of Engineering at Michigan Technological University and the board for the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT).
ANTHONY E. MALKIN
Anthony E. Malkin has served as a director of the Company since October 2019. Since October 2013, Mr. Malkin has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (“ESRT”), a real estate investment trust. Mr. Malkin joined ESRT’s predecessor entities in 1989. Mr. Malkin led the development of standards for energy-efficient office tenant installations which is now known as the Tenant Energy Optimization Program, at the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Malkin also serves as a board member of the Real Estate Roundtable and chair of its Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee, a member of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, a member of the Partnership for New York City’s Innovation Council, and a member of the Building Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
THOMAS V. MILROY- LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Thomas V. Milroy has served as a director of the Company since September 2017. Previously, Mr. Milroy served as a director of Tim Hortons Inc. from August 2013 to December 2014 and Restaurant Brands International Inc. from December 2014 to June 2018. Mr. Milroy also served as managing director of Generation Capital Limited, a private investment company, from January 2016 to January 2019. From March 2008 to October 2014, Mr. Milroy served as chief executive officer of BMO Capital Markets, where he was responsible for all of BMO’s business involving corporate, institutional and government clients globally. During his tenure, he also acted as senior advisor to the chief executive officer of BMO Financial Group from November 2014 to January 2015. Mr. Milroy also serves as a director of Interfor Corporation, a large lumber producer, and Generation Capital Limited. Mr. Milroy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
LORD MYNERS OF TRURO CBE
Lord Myners of Truro CBE has served as a director of the Company since September 2017 and until October 2019 was the Chairman. Lord Myners is the chancellor of the University of Exeter and a member of the Court of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Lord Myners served as the financial services secretary in Her Majesty’s Treasury, the United Kingdom’s finance ministry, from October 2008 to May 2010. Prior to his service at the Treasury, Lord Myners served as chairman or a member of the board of several organizations, including as chairman of Guardian Media Group from 2000 to 2008, director of GLG Partners Inc. from 2007 to 2008, director of Land Securities Group plc from 2006 to 2008 (chairman from 2007 to 2008), chairman of Marks & Spencer plc from 2004 to 2006, and chairman of Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd from 2002 to 2007. Lord Myners served as chairman of Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited (now known as Element Solutions Inc) from April 2013 until its business combination with MacDermid, Incorporated in October 2013, and a director of Gartmore Investment Management Limited from 1986 to 2001. Lord Myners also served as the chairman of Justice Holdings Limited from February 2011 until its business combination with Burger King Worldwide, Inc. in June 2012. Lord Myners has also served in an advisory capacity to the United Kingdom Treasury and the United Kingdom Department of Trade & Industry, with a particular focus on corporate governance practices. Other positions held by Lord Myners have included chairman of the Trustees of Tate, chairman of the Low Pay Commission, a member of the Court of the Bank of England, and a member of the Investment Board of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. Lord Myners is currently serving as a non-executive director of Nomad Foods Limited, Landscape Acquisition Holdings Limited, a special purpose acquisition company, and Windmill Hill Asset Management. Lord Myners is vice-chairman of Global Counsel, chairman and a partner of Cevian Capital LLP, chairman of Daniel J Edelman (UK) and an independent director of Rockefeller Capital Management. Lord Myners is a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, an Executive Fellow at London Business School and a crossbench member of the UK’s House of Lords, the senior chamber in Parliament.
CYRUS D. WALKER
Cyrus D. Walker has served as a director of the Company since October 2019. Since April 1, 2018, Mr. Walker has served as the founder and chief executive officer of The Dibble Group, an insurance brokerage and consulting firm. From January 2000, Mr. Walker served in several roles at Nemco Group, LLC, an insurance brokerage and consulting firm, including serving as its co-chief executive officer until April 2012, when it was acquired by a subsidiary of NFP Corp., a multi-national insurance brokerage and consulting business. Mr. Walker also founded and served as chief executive officer of OSI Benefits, an insurance brokerage consulting firm and division of Opportunity Systems, Inc., from 1995 to January 2000. Mr. Walker currently serves as a director of Folding Helmet Technology Limited, a UK-based privately-held helmet safety technology firm. Mr. Walker previously served on the boards of Blue Marble Materials, a privately held sustainability and energy business, and Opportunity Systems, Inc., a privately-held data processing firm.
CARRIE A. WHEELER
Carrie A. Wheeler has served as a director of the Company since October 2019. From 1996 to December 2017, Ms. Wheeler served in several roles of increasing responsibility at TPG Global, a global private equity firm, including as a partner and head of consumer retail investing. Ms. Wheeler currently serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Dollar Tree (since March 2019) and on the board of directors of Opendoor, a tech-based real estate company (since September 2019). Ms. Wheeler also serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations focused on education and children’s healthcare. In addition, Ms. Wheeler has previously served on several other corporate boards.