TimberWest Forest Corp. Announces Appointment of President and CEO
VANCOUVER, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The TimberWest Forest Corp. Board of
Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian E. Frank as
the President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 2, 2012. Mr.
Frank comes to TimberWest with an extensive background in the natural
resources industry at the executive level, most recently as the Chief
Executive of Global Oil Europe and Finance for BP in London, England.
Mr. Frank has also recently held the positions of President, BP Energy
Company in Houston, Texas, and President and CEO of BP Canada Energy
Company in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Frank also spent ten years at Natural
Resources Canada in Ottawa and has the benefit of extensive private and
public sector experience.
The Board is delighted to have Mr. Frank join TimberWest in this key
leadership role. The Board on behalf of the owners, is looking to
TimberWest to expand its presence in the Canadian and international
Mr. Frank replaces Ms. Bev Park who provided steady leadership as
Interim President and CEO of TimberWest following the sale of
TimberWest to private owners in 2011.
The Board is very appreciative of the value that Ms. Park added during
TimberWest is uniquely positioned as Western Canada’s largest private
timber and land management company. TimberWest owns approximately
327,678 hectares / 809,973 acres of private land on Vancouver Island
and is privately owned by two leading Canadian pension funds, British
Columbia Investment Management Corporation (“bcIMC”) and the Public
Sector Pension Investment Board (“PSP Investments”).
SOURCE TimberWest Forest Corp.