Corporate Governance
Beverley Briscoe — Chair of the Board

Beverley Briscoe — Chair of the Board

Beverley Briscoe has been a director of Ritchie Bros. for over 10 years and, was appointed Chair of the Board in July 2014. She is also the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Briscoe has extensive industry experience in the transportation and industrial equipment sectors. From 1997 - 2004 she owned a transportation services company and prior to that was Vice President of Wajax Industries, CFO of the Rivtow Group of Companies and CFO of a number of operating divisions of the Jim Pattison Group. Ms. Briscoe has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Briscoe is also Lead Director on the board of Goldcorp Inc., where she chairs the Audit committee. She is the past Chair of the Industry Training Authority for BC and the Past Chair of the BC Forest Safety Council. In 2016, Ms. Briscoe was recognized for her contributions and leadership in corporate governance and named to the 2016 National Association of Corporate Directors ‘Directorship 100', which honors the most influential boardroom leaders each year.

Erik Olsson

Erik Olsson

Erik Olsson was appointed to the Company's Board in 2013 and was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board in August 2019. Mr. Olsson is currently Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: MINI), the world's leading provider of portable storage solutions. Mr. Olsson had previously been President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of RSC Holdings, Inc., a premier provider of rental equipment in North America, prior to their acquisition by United Rentals, Inc. in April 2012. Prior to that he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of RSC Holdings, Inc. In addition, he held various senior positions in the United States, Brazil, and Sweden in his 13 years with mining equipment maker Atlas Copco AB, an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment. Erik holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Gothenburg. Mr. Olsson is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee.
Robert Elton

Robert Elton

Bob Elton was elected to the Ritchie Bros. Board in 2012. He is currently Chair of the Company's Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Bob is currently a corporate director and an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Mr. Elton held executive roles at Vancouver City Savings Credit Union from 2013 to 2017 including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Between 2001 and 2009, Mr. Elton held a number of positions at BC Hydro, a government-owned electric utility, including President and Chief Executive Officer and EVP Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He was also CFO at Eldorado Gold Corporation from 1996 until 2001 (TSX: "ELD"; NYSE "EGO"; ASX: "EAU"). Bob spent over 20 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and predecessor firms, becoming Partner in 1987 before leaving the firm in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in British Columbia and has a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University, U.K. Bob is a director and chair of a number of not for profit Boards as well as Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Corix Utilities, a private infrastructure company.

Amy Guggenheim Shenkan

Amy Guggenheim Shenkan

Amy Guggenheim Shenkan was appointed to the Company's Board in 2017. She was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Common Sense Media, the leading national not for profit organization dedicated to helping kids, families and educators successfully navigate the media and technology world from 2011 through 2017. Prior to joining Common Sense Media, Ms. Shenkan was an online and multichannel sales and marketing expert with McKinsey & Company, Inc. advising global businesses across many industries about the use of the internet to make digital transformations. Ms. Shenkan also held leadership roles at Travelocity (formerly Preview Travel) and Wells Fargo as these companies transformed their companies and their industries by leveraging technology. She has also served on the board of E.L.F. Cosmetics and vRide. She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Ms. Shenkan is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Sarah Raiss

Sarah Raiss

Sarah Raiss has been a director for Ritchie Bros. since 2016 and was appointed Chair of the Compensation Committee in 2017. Ms. Raiss retired from TransCanada Corporation in 2011, where she was Executive Vice President of Corporate Services, and was responsible for human resources; information systems; aviation, building and office services; real estate; organizational excellence; communications; branding; and health and wellness. She is a seasoned corporate director and is currently a corporate director at Loblaw Companies as Chair of the Pension Committee and member of the Corporate Governance Committee and at Commercial Metals Company where she is Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee and past chair of the Compensation Committee. She is a past director of Vermilion Energy, Canadian Oil Sands and Shopper's Drug Mart. She has served on a number of other corporate boards as well as on numerous not-for-profit boards.

Ms. Raiss holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Ms. Raiss was recognized for her contributions and leadership in corporate governance and named to the 2015 National Association of Corporate Directors ‘Directorship 100', which honors the most influential boardroom leaders each year. She also holds the ICD.D designation.

J. Kim Fennell

J. Kim Fennell

J. Kim Fennell was appointed to the Company's Board in 2017 and is a member of the Compensation Committee. He is a long time executive of multiple Silicon Valley technology companies. He is currently Head of Global Technology Partnerships and US/Canada Business Development at Uber Technologies, Inc., the leading mobile application based car transportation and food & freight delivery network that connects customers with independent drivers. Mr. Fennell had been President and CEO of deCarta, Inc., a location-based services platform company prior to its acquisition by Uber in 2015. Prior to deCarta, he held CEO positions at Pinnacle Systems and StorageWay Inc. and other senior positions in the technology sector. He was an early executive at Octel Communications, a global leader of voice technologies, opening and managing subsidiaries in Canada, Europe and then Asia before running Octel shortly after its acquisition by Lucent in 1997. Kim holds a B.A. (Honours) from Queen's University. He is a Charter Member of the C100 association and is on the board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation. Mr. Fennell is a Director at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation and a Director at Where is My Transport, a private UK-based startup.

Christopher Zimmerman

Christopher Zimmerman

Chris Zimmerman was elected to the Company's Board in 2008 and is currently a member of the Company's Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Zimmerman is President and CEO of Business Operations for the St. Louis Blues. Prior to this, he served as President of Easton Sports, Inc., a designer, developer and marketer of sports equipment and accessories. He resigned in 2009 from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Canucks Sports and Entertainment, a sports entertainment company in Vancouver, B.C. Before joining the Canucks organization, Mr. Zimmerman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nike Bauer Inc., a hockey equipment company. Prior to this appointment in March 2003, Mr. Zimmerman was General Manager of Nike Golf USA, in Beaverton, Oregon. He joined Nike Golf in 1998 after spending 16 years in a variety of senior advertising positions, including USA Advertising Director for the Nike Brand and Senior Vice President at Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising in New York. Mr. Zimmerman has an MBA degree from Babson College.