David McLean
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Full-time Chairman & CEO of the McLean Group since he left a successful law practice in 1985, David McLean leads our management team. Mr McLean is a leader in the Canadian business community and an outspoken champion of entrepreneurship with a proven track record taking large and growing enterprises through transforming transactions such as the IPO of CN Railway, the then largest IPO in Canadian history. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Canadian National Railway Company in mid-1994 before being elected Chairman in December 1994 a position he retains over a decade later. He was Chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade for the 1992/93-term and Founding Chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade Foundation. Mr. McLean was also Chairman of the 170,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce for the same period and continues to have active involvement in both organizations. For many years, he was Chairman and a Director on the Board of Concord Pacific Group Inc., a public real estate company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, which was privatized in December 2002. He has been a director for other corporations, including DeHavilland Aircraft of Canada, Northwestel Inc., Canac Consultants Limited and NuWest Group. He was the Founding Chairman of Westech Information Systems, the former information systems arm of B.C. Hydro, and led the company through privatization from its parent company. He was Chairman of the Board of Coastland Wood Industries, a high-tech plywood veneer mill located on Vancouver Island. He has recently been featured in several national publications as a leader in the area of corporate governance and management succession. Mr. McLean has a keen interest in education. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Canadian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He was founding Chairman of the Centre for North American Business Studies at Simon Fraser University, and is currently co-chair of the University of Alberta’s capital campaign. In March 1994, he was chosen by the University of Alberta, where he received his undergraduate and law degrees, as one of the founding 16 alumni inductees into the "Alumni Wall of Recognition". Mr. McLean was honoured by Simon Fraser University in February, 1995 receiving their Distinguished Community Leadership Award. In March 1995, he was awarded the Community Leadership Award by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver. At 1994 spring convocations, Mr. McLean was awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees by both the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta. At a 2004 fall convocation, Simon Fraser University conferred on him his third Honourary Doctorate of Laws. He has been active in numerous projects to preserve Canada's wetlands, and was a member of the Board of Ducks Unlimited Canada. In other interests, he is an honorary patron of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, a member of the Advisory Board of the Sunny Hill Foundation for Children, a patron of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, a former Scoutmaster, recent Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh Award's Charter for Business, and holds the rank of Knight of Justice in the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem. In June 1999, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia appointed Mr. McLean to the Order of British Columbia.



Brenda McLean
Vice Chairman

Brenda McLean is chiefly responsible for providing guidance on major corporate and investment decisions at our board of directors level. She provides valuable advice and criticism on significant transactions, management issues, and financial performance -- and is not afraid to use her effective veto over capital expenditures or financings that do not meet her standards of fiscal prudence and planning. A former art gallery curator with a BA in art history from Queen's University, Brenda McLean was the central figure in the extremely successful marketing and leasing program that filled the Landing with new tenants in the mid-1980's prior to the completion of our major heritage renovation and well ahead of budget. She is a licenced realtor in British Columbia and plays a significant role in our in-house realty company, Blanca Realty, as well as the management of our residential holdings. She is also responsible for the McLean Group's philanthropic activities including several scholarships and educational funding through the McLean McCuaig Foundation and the distinguished decade-old Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies at UBC. With a keen lifelong interest in health and healing issues, Brenda McLean is a past director and member of the executive committee of the Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre, the largest hospital in the Province, as well as the board of the Tzu Chi Institute of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. She is also a past director of the Queen’s University Council and the Vancouver Art Gallery.



Jason McLean
President and Chief Operating Officer
The McLean Group of Companies

Jason became President of the McLean Group in 2004 after two years managing the legal and corporate affairs of the business as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. He is responsible for the McLean Group parent companies and coordinates the dialog between ownership and management as well as corporate planning and governance. Jason is responsible for negotiating all major
transactions including mortgage and lease financing; the purchase or sale of real estate holdings and other assets; and major commercial contracts including leases. Recently, he played a central role in a transformative refinancing of Vancouver Film Studios. He coordinates the administrative and legal side of our various businesses and oversees the management and leasing of our award winning heritage building, The Landing. Before joining the McLean Group, Jason worked for the Office of the Prime Minister as a Special Assistant, leading the advance teams for international and domestic visits including organizing G8 consultations in Africa, APEC and NATO meetings in China and Europe, and major trade missions to Germany and the United States. Previously, Jason was with Stikeman Elliot in Vancouver, having articled with the firm and worked as a student in the London office, where he concentrated on commercial real estate, corporate transactions and securities law. Jason was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2000. He received his Bachelor of Laws in 1999 and Bachelor of Arts in 1995, both from the University of British Columbia. Jason is a Director of the Vancouver Board of Trade and chairs its Small Business Council. He is an enthusiastic outdoorsman with a background in mountaineering, including climbing a remote northern route on Mt. McKinley and some lesser ramblings in Nepal, Tibet and Alaska but has recently replaced his ice axe with a fly fishing rod.




Sacha McLean
President and Chief Operating Officer
Vancouver Film Studios

Sacha earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has been involved with the McLean Group since 1996 and he was instrumental in the formation and expansion of Vancouver Film Studios. For the past six years, Sacha has been the senior executive officer at VFS and became President in 2004. As such, he is responsible for managing a team of professionals who market, construct and operate the studio complex on a daily basis. Recently, Sacha has lead the successful development of our new production equipment rental business, Pacific Backlot Services. Prior to his current assignment, Sacha worked in corporate development with a major passenger railroad carrier. Sacha is a commercial helicopter pilot and passionate aviation enthusiast. He is a past member of the Vancouver Airport Advisory Board and oversees our flight charter business, Studio Air Group, together with our professional operators, Omega Aviation. Sacha is currently a board member of the Whistler Film Festival.




Norman J. Elliot
Senior Vice President, Finance

A Certified General Accountant, Norman has been with the McLean Group for more than 16 years. He has general accounting responsibility for all McLean Group companies, including the motion picture facilities and services businesses, and is involved with managing human resources for all companies. Previously, Norman worked for a land development and property management company with significant holdings in the Lower Mainland. Norman works closely with other members of senior management on financing, banking, budgeting, insurance, and leads a team of accounting professionals to deliver accounting services and financial advice to suit our unique needs.



Kenny Diebel
Vice President, Development

Kenny Diebel has been with the McLean Group since 1990 and is primarily responsible for the planning and execution of construction and renovation projects as well as general operations, building maintenance, and municipal approvals. He is a key player in maintaining the healthy landlord tenant relationship that has served us so well. Mr. Diebel is an expert in building systems and specializes in the management of the many contractors associated with commercial real estate development. Kenny is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's Urban Land Economics Course and is a licenced realtor. As such, Kenny is focused on new land acquisitions and development along with any redevelopment of our current holdings. Kenny is a talented troubleshooter and he has responsibility for much of our regulatory compliance. He is our primary contact with other outside development professionals – our architects, engineers, environmental consultants, and contractors—to manage development from conception through construction. Kenny is on the board of the Collingwood Neighbourhood House, one of Vancouver’s largest community organizations, which is located near VFS.



Jonathan Grimble
Director of Operations

Jonathan is responsible for the McLean Group's real estate portfolio including the award winning heritage development, The Landing, and our residential strata properties throughout the Lower Mainland. Jonathan runs the operations of the Landing, is the main point of contact for all tenants, and manages construction projects for the McLean Group. Jonathan is an active member of the board of the Gastown Business Improvement Society.



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