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Board of Directors

Committees:

Governance Committee Chair
Audit Committee Chair
Compensation Committee Chair
Environmental, Health and Safety Committee Chair
Jimmy S.H. Lee Chairman of the Board
Jimmy S.H. Lee serves as Executive Chairman of the Board since July 2015. He served as Director since May 1985 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1992 to 2015. During his tenure at Mercer, the company acquired the Rosenthal mill and converted it to the production of kraft pulp, constructed and commenced operations at the Stendal mill and acquired the Celgar mill.

Mr. Lee possesses particular knowledge and experience in finance and banking, credit markets, derivative risk management, and international pulp markets. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
David M. Gandossi Director
David M. Gandossi serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Mercer International since July 2015. He served as Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from 2003 to 2015. Mr. Gandossi's previous roles included Chief Financial Officer and other senior executive positions with Formation Forest Products and Pacifica Papers Inc.

Mr. Gandossi is currently a Director of COFI, FPAC and Formation Forest Products. Previous positions include chair of the FPI National Research Advisory Committee, chair of the BC Pulp and Paper Task Force and the BC Bio-economy Transformation Committee, both collaborative efforts between government and industry. Mr. Gandossi participated in the Pulp and Paper Advisory Committee to the BC Competition Council and was a member of BC's Working Roundtable on Forestry. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC).
Keith Purchase Lead Director

Keith Purchase has been Director since June 2012. Mr. Purchase was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for MacMillan Bloedel Limited from 1998 to 1999, President and Chief Executive Officer of TimberWest Forest Limited from 1994 to 1998 and Managing Director of Tasman Pulp and Paper from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Purchase was previously Director of Catalyst Paper Corporation and Chair of the board of directors.

As he has held several senior positions in the forestry industry, Mr. Purchase brings to the board extensive senior executive experience relevant to the Company's operations, as well as significant board of director leadership experience from a wide variety of companies.

Mr. Purchase also serves as Chair of Mercer's Governance and Nominating Committee and a Member of the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. He also provides leadership to our Board on board practices, governance matters and succession planning in his role as the Lead Director of the Board.

Bernard J. Picchi Director
Bernard J. Picchi has been Director since June 2011. He is also Managing Director of Private Wealth Management for Palisade Capital Management, LLC, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, and has been in that role since 2009. Before joining Palisade, Mr. Picchi served as Managing Partner of Willow Rock Associates from 2008 to 2009, a company which advised securities firms on energy investments. From 2003 through 2008, Mr. Picchi served as Senior Energy Analyst at two independent research firms based in New York City, Foresight Research Solutions from 2003 to 2005 and Wall Street Access from 2006 to 2008. From 1999 through 2002, he was Director of U.S. Equity Research at Pittsburgh-based Federated Investors, where he also managed the Capital Appreciation Fund, a five-star rated (during his tenure) $1.5 billion equity mutual fund. Before Federated, Mr. Picchi enjoyed a 20-year career on Wall Street at Salomon Brothers, Kidder Peabody, and Lehman Brothers, both as an award-winning energy analyst and as an executive (Director of U.S. Equity Research at Lehman in the mid-1990s). He began his post-college career at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, United States.

Mr. Picchi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, United States, and he has achieved the professional designation Chartered Financial Analyst. He has also served on various non-profit boards, most notably that of the Georgetown University Library which he has served for the past thirty years.

Mr. Picchi also serves as Chair of Mercer's Compensation Committee.
William D. McCartney Director
William D. McCartney has served as Director since January 2003. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pemcorp Management Inc., a corporate finance and management consulting firm, since its inception in 1990. From 1984 to 1990 he was a founding partner of Davidson & Company, Chartered Accountants, where he specialized in business advisory services. He has been involved with numerous capital restructuring and financing events involving several public companies and brings substantial knowledge relating to the financial accounting and auditing processes.

Mr. McCartney is a member of the Local Advisory Committee of the TSX and TSX Ventures Exchanges. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC) since 1980. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Mr. McCartney also serves as Chair of Mercer's Audit Committee and as a Member of Mercer's Governance and Nominating Committee.
James Shepherd Director
James Shepherd has been Director since June 2011. He is also currently a director of Buckman Laboratories International Inc.

Mr. Shepherd was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canfor Corporation from 2004 to 2007 and Slocan Forest Products Limited from 1999 to 2004. He is also the former President of Crestbrook Forest Industries Limited and Finlay Forest Industries Limited and the former Chairman of the Forest Products Association of Canada. Mr. Shepherd has previously served as Director of Conifex Timber Inc., Canfor Corporation as well as Canfor Pulp Income Fund (now Canfor Pulp Products Inc.). Mr. Shepherd holds an Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University, Canada.

Mr. Shepherd also serves as Chair of Mercer's Environmental, Health and Safety Committee and as a Member of the Compensation Committee
Martha A.M. Morfitt Director

Marti Morfitt is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of River Rock Partners, Inc., a business consulting group based in Naples, Florida. Ms. Morfitt was the Chief Executive Officer of Airborne, Inc. from 2009 to 2012, the President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of CNS, Inc. and the VP, Meals US of the Pillsbury Company from 1982 to 1998. She currently serves as a director of Graco Inc. and lululemon athletica, Inc..

Ms. Morfitt brings a track record of industry leading business performance in the consumer packaged goods industry. She brings to the Board extensive senior executive experience, as well as significant public company board experience from a wide variety of companies.

Ms. Morfitt also serves as a Member of both Mercer’s Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. She joined the board as director in 2017.
Alan C. Wallace Director

Alan C. Wallace serves as Director since June 2018. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Peloton Advisors Inc., a financial advisory firm working with private and public companies on mergers and acquisitions, financial and strategic transactions and he is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Wallace was the Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets Inc. from 1987 to 2013 where he was also the Co-Head of its Paper and Forest Products Group from 1995 to 2013.

Mr. Wallace has significant capital markets and mergers and acquisitions experience, including relating to debt and equity financings, corporate credit facilities and financial advisory assignments. He also has extensive forest products experience relating to financings and strategic transactions in the industry. He brings to the board extensive experience in the capital markets and corporate strategic review.

Mr. Wallace holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Wallace also serves as a Member of Mercer’s Compensation Committee and Audit Committee.
Linda J. Welty Director

Linda J. Welty serves as Director since June 2018. She is currently an independent director of Huber Engineered Materials, a global manufacturer of engineered specialty ingredients, a portfolio company of J.M. Huber Corporation and has served in that role since 2014.She currently serves as chairman and a director of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, whose mission is to advance excellence in corporate governance.She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Welty Strategic Consulting, LLC, an advisory firm focused on the development and execution of value creation strategies. From 2010 to 2011 she served as a director and member of the special committee of Massey Energy Company.She served as an independent director of Vertellus Specialties, Inc. from 2007 to 2016.Ms. Welty was President and Chief Operating Officer of Flint Ink Corp., a global producer of printing inks for packaging and publication from 2003-2005.From 1998 to 2003, she served as President of the Specialty Group of H.B. Fuller Company, a global manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and coatings.She served over twenty years in global leadership roles for Hoechst AG and its former U.S. subsidiary Celanese.

Ms. Welty brings to the board extensive global industrial experience spanning more than thirty five years in corporate governance, executive leadership, operations, sales, marketing and manufacturing roles in the chemicals, specialty chemicals and energy industries.

Ms. Welty holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Kansas.

Ms. Welty also serves as a Member of Mercer’s Governance and Nominating Committee and Environmental, Health and Safety Committee.

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