Morgan W. Davis has been a director of the Company since 2006 and was appointed as Chairman of the Board on March 1, 2017. Mr. Davis formerly was a Managing Director of OneBeacon from 2001 to 2005 and served in a variety of capacities for subsidiaries of White Mountains from 1994 to 2001. Prior to 1994, Mr. Davis had 21 years of experience in the insurance business, mostly at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and INA/Cigna. Mr. Davis served as a director of OneBeacon until September 2017. He currently serves as a director of Compare.com (formerly Inspop USA LLC) and MediaAlpha. Mr. Davis served as a director of Endurance Specialty Holdings, and as a member of its Finance and Compensation Committees, from 2015 until its acquisition by SOMPO Holdings, Inc. in March 2017. Mr. Davis has extensive executive and board-level experience gained over the course of his more than forty-five-year career in the property and casualty insurance industry.
Lowndes A. Smith
Lowndes A. Smith has been a director of the Company since 2003. Mr. Smith has served as Managing Partner of Whittington Gray Associates since 2001. Mr. Smith formerly served as Vice Chairman of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (1989-2001) and President and CEO of Hartford Life Insurance Company (1989-2001). Mr. Smith served OneBeacon as Chairman of the Board and the Compensation Committee and was a member of the Audit, Executive and Compensation Committees until September 2017. Mr. Smith also served as Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Executive Committees of Symetra Financial Corporation from 2007 until its February 2016 merger with Sumitomo Life Insurance Company. Mr. Smith has more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry as well as broad management and financial experience.
Gary C. Tolman
Gary C. Tolman has been a director of the Company since June 2015. Mr. Tolman is the co-founder of NOBLR, a full stack telematics-specific personal auto insurance company. Mr. Tolman formerly served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, from 2000 until his retirement in 2015. Mr. Tolman also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Answer Financial, one of the country’s largest personal lines insurance agencies. Prior to joining Esurance in 1999, Mr. Tolman served as the President and Treasurer of Talegen Holdings, formerly the property and casualty insurance operations of Xerox Corporation. Before Talegen Holdings, Mr. Tolman worked at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company for 15 years, serving in a number of capacities and leaving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its reinsurance company. Mr. Tolman has served on the boards of a number of insurance and insurance services companies during his more than 40-year career in the property and casualty insurance industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kelly Klee Inc. and on the Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
David A. Tanner
David A. Tanner was appointed as a director of the Company August 2018. Mr. Tanner is the Managing Director of Three Mile Capital LLC, a private investment company that was founded in 2017. Previously, he served as the Managing Director of Arlon Group LLC and Executive Vice President and a member of the Management Committee of Continental Grain Company from 2006- 2017; a Founder and Managing Principal of Quadrangle Group, LLC from 2000-2006; Managing Director at Lazard Freres & Co. and Managing Principal at Lazard Capital Partners from 1998-2000; and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus LLC, with which he was associated from 1986-1997. Mr. Tanner has served on the board of directors of numerous public and private companies and currently serves on the boards of The Coastal Companies, Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc., CiCi's Holdings, Inc., and Northeast Bancorp. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Engaged Capital. Mr. Tanner is Chairman of the Board of the New York University School of Law, Trustee of New York University, Chair Emeritus of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, Director of Lawyers for Children, Director of The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Yves Brouillette has been a director of the Company since 2007. He has been the President of Beluca Investment, Inc. since 2006. Previously, Mr. Brouillette had been with ING since 1989, serving in many leadership positions at ING companies, including most recently as the CEO for ING Latin America operations in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Peru (2002-2005). From 2004 until May 2017, Mr. Brouillette was a director of Intact Financial Corporation (formerly ING Canada), where he served on the Audit and Risk Committees, and was the Chairman of the Board (2003-2007). Mr. Brouillette is an actuary and has over 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry in North and South America.
G. Manning Rountree
Chief Executive Officer
G. Manning Rountree was appointed as a director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on March 1, 2017. Previously, Mr. Rountree served as an Executive Vice President of the Company and President of White Mountains Capital, Inc. (“WM Capital”). He joined White Mountains in 2004 and served as President of WM Advisors from March 2009 until December 2014. Prior to joining White Mountains, Mr. Rountree was a Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments for two years. Prior to joining Putnam Investments, Mr. Rountree spent three years with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Rountree is a director and member of the Risk Management Committee of Admiral Group plc, a large car insurance provider based in the UK.
Mary C. Choksi
Mary C. Choksi has been a director of the Company since 2017. Ms. Choksi was a founding partner of Strategic Investment Group (Strategic), an investment management enterprise founded in 1987 which designs and implements global investment strategies for large institutional and individual investors. She served as a Senior Managing Director/Senior Advisor of Strategic until February 2017. Ms. Choksi has served as a Director of the Avis Budget Group since 2007, where she serves on the Audit and Governance Committees, and of the Omnicom Group since 2011, where she serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. She is also an Independent Director of the Franklin and Templeton series of mutual funds. Ms. Choksi was a founder and, until May 2011, a Managing Director of Emerging Markets Management LLC, which manages portfolios of emerging market equity securities, primarily for institutional investors. Prior to 1987, Ms. Choksi worked in the Pension Investment Division of the World Bank.
Philip A. Gelston
Philip A. Gelston has been a director of the Company since February 2018. Mr. Gelston joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in 1978 and became a partner in 1984. He retired from Cravath’s Corporate Department in December 2017. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate counseling. Mr. Gelston’s practice encompassed complicated negotiated transactions, hostile transactions (both offense and defense), cross border transactions, activist defense, and advising boards and senior executives, particularly on corporate governance and managing crisis situations. Mr. Gelston also serves as a Trustee for the Friends of Bronx Preparatory Charter School.
Edith E. Holiday
Edith E. Holiday has been a director of the Company since 2004. Ms. Holiday formerly served as Operating Trustee for TWE Holdings I and II Trusts from 2002 to 2007. Ms. Holiday was also the President, Secretary and Treasurer of Comcast TW Holdings, Inc. from 2006 to 2007. From 1990 to 1993 Ms. Holiday served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Secretary of the Cabinet. From 1989 to 1990 she was General Counsel to the United States Treasury Department. Ms. Holiday also holds directorships at Canadian National Railway Company (since 2001), where she also serves on the Audit Committee, Hess Corporation (since 1993), Santander Consumer USA (since 2016), and is a director or trustee of 42 investment companies in the Franklin Templeton Group of Mutual Funds (since 1996). Ms. Holiday also served as a Director for the H. J. Heinz Company (from 1995 until its sale in 2013) and RTI International Metals Inc. (from 1999 until its sale in 2015). Ms. Holiday has extensive board-level experience across diverse industries and significant experience with the U.S. Federal government.