Frank Potter is the Lead Independent Director of FAX Capital. Mr. Potter is retired and has been an independent director for a number of public, private and not-for-profit corporations. Mr. Potter has a background in international banking in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. He managed the international business of one of Canada’s principal banks before being appointed to the executive board of the World Bank Group in Washington where he served for 9 years, including as lead director and Chair of the bank’s Steering Committee.
Mr. Potter subsequently served as a Senior Advisor at the Department of Finance for the Canadian government. He is formerly the chair of Emerging Markets Advisors, Inc. (a Toronto based consultancy that assisted corporations in making and managing direct investments internationally). Mr. Potter served on a number of boards, including Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, Canadian Tire Bank (2008 to 2014), Obsidian Energy Petroleum Ltd. (formerly known as Penn West Petroleum Ltd.) and the Royal Ontario Museum, where he is a former chairman of the board of governors.
Mr. Potter obtained a Military Degree in April 1958 from the Royal Military College of Science in the United Kingdom