CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|Manulife||Connacher Oil and Gas Limited||Turquoise Hill Resources|
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Manulife [TORONTO] announced that Steve Roder, Manulife’s Chief Financial Officer, has decided to retire for personal reasons, effective December 31, 2017. Philip Witherington, currently the interim President and CEO of Manulife Asia, has been appointed Manulife’s Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2018, subject to immigration approvals. Before taking his current role, Mr. Witherington served as Manulife Asia’s CFO since 2014. Prior to joining Manulife, Mr. Witherington was the Asia-Pacific head of finance for retail banking and wealth management at HSBC. He also held finance roles at AIA, and prior to that he was a financial services specialist at KPMG.
Connacher Oil and Gas Limited [CALGARY] announced that Jeff Beeston has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Connacher. Mr. Beeston has been Vice President of Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer at Connacher since November 2015 and prior to that was Manager, Finance at Connacher since November 2010. Prior to joining Connacher, Mr. Beeston was Manager, Taxation at an oil and gas producer and Mr. Beeston also previously worked for a big four accounting firm.
Turquoise Hill Resources [VANCOUVER] (NYSE, NASDAQ, TSX: TRQ) announced the appointment of Luke Colton as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective October 9, 2017. Mr. Colton has more than 15 years of financial experience and since 2013 served as Chief Financial Officer for Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa. Mr. Colton has been with Rio Tinto since 2004 and has worked in various business units, including minerals, iron ore and energy.