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 from 2005 until September 2017. He currently serves as a director of Compare.com (formerly Inspop USA LLC), MediaAlpha and NSM Insurance Group. 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 45-year career in the property and casualty insurance industry.
Peter M. Carlson
Peter M. Carlson has been a director of the Company since 2019. Mr. Carlson formerly served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Brighthouse Financial, a U.S. annuity and life insurance company that spun off from MetLife, from 2017 to 2018. Prior to joining Brighthouse Financial, Mr. Carlson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at MetLife from 2009 to 2017. Prior to joining MetLife, Mr. Carlson was at Wachovia Corporation from 2002 to 2009, where he served as Executive Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Carlson joined Wachovia after fifteen years at Arthur Andersen, where he served as an audit partner working in financial services, manufacturing, commercial services and distribution. Mr. Carlson has extensive accounting and auditing experience gained over the course of his 30-year career in the insurance and financial services industries.
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 Compensation Committee, and of the Omnicom Group since 2011, where she serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. She is also a Director of 39 investment companies in 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. Ms. Choksi has extensive executive and board-level service and investment management expertise gained over the course of her 40 years in the financial services industry.
Philip A. Gelston
Philip A. Gelston has been a director of the company since 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. Mr. Gelston has extensive legal and management expertise gained over the course of his 40-year career in the legal field.
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 of 39 investment companies in the Franklin Templeton Group of Mutual Funds (since 1996). Ms. Holiday also served as a Director of 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.
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. Since 2015, Mr. Rountree has been a director and member of the Risk Management Committee of Admiral Group plc, a large car insurance provider based in the UK.
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 from 2006 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 in the insurance industry as well as broad management and financial experience.
David A. Tanner
David A. Tanner has been a director of the Company since 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 as Executive Vice President and a member of the Management Committee of Continental Grain Company from 2006 to 2017; Founder and Managing Principal of Quadrangle Group, LLC from 2000 to 2006; Managing Director at Lazard Freres & Co. and Managing Principal at Lazard Capital Partners from 1998 to 2000; and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus LLC, with which he was associated from 1986 to 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 a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Tanner has extensive executive and board-level service and financial expertise gained over the course of over 30 years in the financial services industry.