Board of Directors

Huw Thomas, FCPA, FCA


Ontario, Canada

Director since 2011


Corporate Director

Huw Thomas, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. 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. He remained a trustee of SmartCentres REIT until May 2019. 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. Mr. Thomas is also a trustee of Chartwell Retirement Residences, a member of its audit committee and the chair of its compensation, governance and nominating 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.

– Audit (Chair)
– Nominating and Governance

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