Huw Thomas, FCPA, FCA
Director since 2011
Huw Thomas, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Thomas served as Chief Executive Officer of SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust (“SmartCentres REIT”, formerly known as Smart Real Estate Investment Trust) from 2013 to June 2018 and also occupied the office of President of SmartCentres REIT from 2013 to August 2016. Prior to that, from 1996 to 2010, Mr. Thomas served in various senior financial roles at Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, including nine years as Chief Financial Officer and, from November 2009 until December 2010, as Executive Vice-President, Financial Strategy and Performance. He remains a trustee of SmartCentres REIT until May 31, 2019, the effective date of his resignation. Mr. Thomas is also a trustee of Chartwell Retirement Residences, a member of its compensation, nominating and governance committee and the chair of its audit committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of London (U.K.), and is a Certified U.K. and Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant. He received his Fellowship designation (FCPA) from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in 2013.