Board of Directors
Lawrence Pollard joined Pollard Banknote in 1947 and served as President of the company from 1960 until 1997. Mr. Pollard has served on the Board of Directors of a number of public and private companies. Currently Mr. Pollard serves on the Board of Directors of Gendis Inc., a public company, and several non-profit organizations. He has served as President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and was named Manitoba’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1991.
Gordon Pollard served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pollard Banknote from 1997 to 2011. He joined the company in 1989 as Vice President, Marketing and became Co-Chief Executive Officer in 1997. Prior to 1989, he practiced law with a major Manitoba law firm specializing in corporate and securities law. Mr. Pollard has an LL.B. from the University of Manitoba and a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg.
John Pollard is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pollard Banknote. He joined the company in 1986 as Vice President, Finance and became Co-Chief Executive Officer in 1997. Prior to 1986, he was an associate with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP (now Deloitte). Mr. Pollard has a B. Comm from the University of Manitoba and is a former member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba. Mr. Pollard is also a former Director of Winpak Ltd.
Douglas Pollard is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pollard Banknote. In 1997 he joined Pollard Banknote and from 1997 to 1999 he was a Director and the General Manager of Imprimerie Spéciale de Banque, a subsidiary of Pollard Banknote based in Paris, France. Prior to 1997 Mr. Pollard was a Senior Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Pollard has an M.B.A. from The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a B.A. from the University of Manitoba.
Del Crewson is a former senior partner and Vice-Chair of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba and has been elected a “Fellow” of the Institute. Mr. Crewson serves on the Board of Directors of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, the Board of Trustees of Artis REIT, and is a member of and on the Advisory Board of the Manitoba Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is also the Chair of the Audit and Evaluation Committee for the Department of Finance, Government of Canada, and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Canadian Grain Commission. He is the past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba and is a former Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Board and Executive Committee member.
Mr. Leach serves on the Board of Directors of GLM Industries. Mr. Leach has previously served on the Board of Directors for Manitoba Hydro, Gerdau Ameristeel (TSX, NYSE), the Canadian Steel Producers Association, (Ottawa), the Steel Manufacturers Association, (Washington), as well as the Business Council of Manitoba. Mr. Leach also served as Regent for the University of Winnipeg.
Jerry Gray is Dean Emeritus of the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba where he also held the CA Manitoba Endowed Chair in Business Leadership. Dr. Gray is a Director of Gendis Inc. He has consulted with many major corporations in the United States and Canada in the areas of motivation, organizational design, manpower planning, managing change, management development, incentive system design, customer service and strategic planning.