Directors and Officers of Seaspan Corporation

Kyle R. Washington

Co-Chairman and Co-Founder

Kyle R. Washington was appointed as Chairman of the board in May 2005 and in February 2011 became Co-Chairman with Gerry Wang. From 2005 to 2011 he served as Chairman of our Manager, Seaspan Marine Services Ltd., and certain of our Manager’s operating subsidiaries. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Washington was a director and Executive Chairman of the Seaspan Marine Group, a marine transportation company that is involved in shipdocking, barging and shipyard enterprises. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Washington was a General Partner in CopperLion Capital, a private equity fund.  In 2009, Mr. Washington returned as a director and Executive Chairman of Seaspan Marine Corporation and was appointed as a director of Envirocon, Inc., Modern Machinery Co., Inc., Montana Rail Link, Inc., Montana Resources, Inc. and Southern Railway of British Columbia, Ltd., all of which are within the Washington Group of Companies. Mr. Washington was an ambassador to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and is an active supporter of many charitable organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Montana with a degree in business administration.

Gerry Wang

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chairman
and Co-Founder

Gerry Wang was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and a director in May 2005, and as Co-Chairman of our board of directors in February 2011. Mr. Wang joined the Offshore Division of Seaspan Marine Corporation in early 1990. Mr. Wang was appointed as a director of our Manager in August 2005 and also serves as a director and officer of certain of our Manager’s operating subsidiaries. In 2011, he was elected as a director of MagIndustries Corp. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Wang was the business manager for China Merchants Group in Hong Kong. He graduated from Shanghai Maritime University in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Navigation, and in 1986, he earned a Master’s degree in International Economics under the sponsorship program of the United Nations Economic and Social Council Asia Pacific. In 1993, he obtained his Master of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Peter S. Shaerf

Deputy Chair

Peter S. Shaerf was elected as a director in August 2005 and is chair of the conflicts committee and during 2010 was chair of the compensation committee.  Mr. Shaerf resigned as chair of the compensation committee upon his appointment as Deputy Chair of our board of directors in February 2011.  Since 2002, Mr. Shaerf has been a Managing Director and partner at AMA Capital Partners, an investment bank and private equity firm specializing in the maritime industry. From 1998 until April 2002, Mr. Shaerf was a managing director of Poseidon Capital Corp., an independent maritime consulting and investment company that works extensively in the investment community. From 1980 to 2002, he was a partner of The Commonwealth Group, a brokerage and consulting company that specialized in the dry cargo and container markets. From 1977 to 1980, he was a director of Common Brothers U.S.A. Ltd., a shipbroking subsidiary of a British shipowner of dry cargo and tanker tonnage. He has served as a director of four publicly listed shipping companies.  Mr Shaerf is a director of Interlink Maritime Corp., a Bermuda based owner of handysize bulkcarriers. He is the past Chairman of New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR), a leading global trade association that promotes New York as a maritime center.  Mr. Shaerf is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and a member of the finance subcommittee of the U.S. Government sponsored Marine National Advisory Council.  Mr. Shaerf holds a B.A. degree in international business law from the London Metropolitan University.

John C. Hsu


John Hsu was appointed director in April 2008 and is co-chair of the compensation and governance committee.  Mr. Hsu’s family has been in the business of owning and operating bulkers, tankers, and specialized ships for generations through entities such as Sincere Navigation Corp. (Taiwan‑listed), and Oak Maritime, Inc., for which he is currently director of.  Since 1993, Mr. Hsu has been responsible for managing the Hsu family’s investment portfolio, consisting of publicly listed securities, hedge funds, and private equity investments.  Also, he is currently director of Deltec Capital, a multi‑family-office which manages direct investments in Asian private equity.  From 2008 to 2012, he was chairman of a Taiwanese private company, TSSI Inc. (a surveillance IC solutions provider).  From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Hsu was partner of Ajia Partners, one of Asia’s largest privately-owned alternative investment firms.  From 1998 to 2002, he was chief investment officer of Matrix Global Investments, a hedge fund in US-listed technology companies.  Mr. Hsu received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia University, and is fluent in Japanese and Mandarin.

George H. Juetten


George H. Juetten was elected by our Series A Preferred Shareholders as a director on July 25, 2009 and has served as chair of our audit committee since September 19, 2009.  On January 30, 2014, on the conversion of all of the Series A preferred shares into our common shares, the board of directors appointed Mr. Juetten as a Class I director to serve until the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders. Prior to his election, Mr. Juetten was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Washington Group International (URS Corporation) from 2001 to 2008.  Washington Group International was an integrated engineering, construction and management services company that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.  Prior to that, Mr. Juetten was with Dresser Industries, Inc. (Halliburton Company), an NYSE company that provided technology, products and services for developing energy and natural resources.  He served as Vice President Controller from 1993 to 1996 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 1999.  Mr. Juetten was with Price Waterhouse from 1969 to 1993 becoming an audit partner in 1980, serving in several jurisdictions including a three-year tour of duty in The Hague.  He is a trustee of St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Centre and a director of the Boise State University Foundation.  Mr. Juetten received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Graham Porter

Director and Co-Founder

Graham Porter was elected as a director of the Company in April 2010. Mr. Porter has also served as a director of the Manager and certain of its operating subsidiaries since August 2005, and served as an executive officer of such entities prior to the Company’s acquisition of the Manager in January 2012. In 2000, Mr. Porter was part of the senior management and equity team to form Seaspan Container Lines Ltd., established to own and operate deep-sea container vessels. Mr. Porter is chairman of Tiger Group Investments Ltd., a Cayman Islands investment firm which, through affiliates, holds shares in the Company and in other shipping ventures. Mr. Porter graduated with a degree in business, major in transportation and logistics and minor in accounting, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Porter resides in Hong Kong.

Nicholas Pitts-Tucker


Nicholas Pitts-Tucker was appointed as a director in April 2010 and is co‑chair of the compensation and governance committee. Mr. Pitts-Tucker joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in 1997, following 14 years at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and over 10 years at Grindlays Bank Limited in Asia.  At Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mr. Pitts-Tucker served for 13 years with particular emphasis on project shipping and aviation finance in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He also served on the Board as an executive director of SMBC Europe and of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in Japan, or SMBC Japan. He retired from SMBC Europe and SMBC Japan in April 2010, and also retired as a non‑executive director and as a member of the audit committee of SMBC Europe in April 2011. In December 2010, Mr. Pitts-Tucker was appointed as a director of Black Rock Frontier Investment Trust PLC, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is a member of the audit committee. In 2010, Mr. Pitts-Tucker was appointed to the Executive Council of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, which was founded in 1901 to promote greater knowledge and understanding of Central Asia and countries from the Middle East to Japan.  In August 2013, Mr Pitts-Tucker was appointed as Governor of the University of Northampton, UK's No 1 University for Social Enterprise.  Mr. Pitts‑Tucker has a Master of Arts degree from Christchurch, Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration from Cranfield University.

David Lyall


David Lyall has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and is currently a member of the board of directors and head of institutional sales at Haywood Securities Inc. Mr. Lyall began his career in 1979 as an investment advisor at Pitfield Mackay Ross in Vancouver, British Columbia. From 1983 to 1998, he was vice-president and director in the institutional sales department at First Marathon Securities in Vancouver and was part of a team that developed First Marathon’s institutional sales department for Canada and the United States. In 1998, Mr. Lyall joined Haywood Securities Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned investment dealer with more than 300 employees in its Canadian offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, Canada, as well as in London, England. Haywood Securities Inc. is a member of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, the Montreal Exchange, the Canadian National Stock Exchange, the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Haywood Securities has over $5 billion in assets under administration. Mr. Lyall graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1977.

Harald Ludwig


Mr. Ludwig has over 30 years of extensive business and investment experience, including as President of Macluan Capital Corporation (a diversified private equity investment company), as a director and former Co-Chairman of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., and as a director of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. He also serves on the boards of Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited, West African Iron Ore Corp. and Zattikka plc, and was formerly a director of Prima Colombia Hardwood Inc. and Third Wave Acquisition Corp. Mr. Ludwig is also a founding partner or private equity investor in a number of North American and international private equity firms, hedge funds, mezzanine lenders, growth capital providers, distressed investment firms and real estate investment vehicles. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC and a Governor of the British Columbia Children's Hospital Foundation. Mr. Ludwig graduated from Simon Fraser University and holds an L.L.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Peter Curtis

Chief Operating Officer

Peter Curtis was appointed as our chief operating officer in February 2012. He is responsible for ship building programs, overall operations and commercial management of the vessels managed by our Manager, including our vessels. From 2001 to 2012, Mr. Curtis was vice president of SSML. From 1981 to 1989, Mr. Curtis served in the South African Navy, where he attained the rank of Lt. Commander in charge of the submarine maintenance facility and design office. From 1989 to 1991, he was an associate with a firm of engineering consultants in Cape Town, working on offshore and naval architectural projects, such as offshore oil and gas as well as other marine projects. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Curtis was with Safmarine Container Lines, where he was responsible for the operations of a mixed fleet of containerships, handy-size and cape-size bulkcarriers and also oversaw a number of new building programs. Prior to joining SSML in 2001, Mr. Curtis was based in Cyprus for two years with Columbia Ship Management as technical director. In 1981, he obtained a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering degree at Natal University in Durban, South Africa. In 1986, Mr. Curtis obtained his Master’s degree in Naval Architecture from University College in London, England and his B.Sc. in business from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Sai W. Chu

Chief Financial Officer

Sai W. Chu was appointed as our chief financial officer in June 2007. Mr. Chu was appointed chief financial officer of Seaspan Container Lines Limited, or SCLL, in May 2005 and has served as a director and/or executive officer of certain of our Manager’s operating subsidiaries since May 2005, after joining SSML as corporate controller in September 2004 and the Washington Marine Group as corporate controller in April 2004. Mr. Chu qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992 having articled with KPMG LLP’s Vancouver office and also qualified as a certified management accountant in 1990. From 1995 to 1998, he was the assistant corporate controller with Imperial Parking Limited, an integrated parking management company with operations in Asia and North America. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Chu was manager, financial reporting, of BC Gas Inc. (now Terasen Inc.), a natural gas and oil transmission and distribution utility. From 2000 to April 2004, he was controller of Datawest Solutions Inc., a technology provider of banking and payment solutions. All of Mr. Chu’s previous employers subsequent to 1995 and prior to joining us were companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Mark Chu

General Counsel and Director, Corporate Finance

Mark Chu was appointed as our general counsel and director, corporate finance in March 2012 and secretary in July 2013. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Chu was a partner in the law firm Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. From 2004 to 2009 he was a tax partner at KPMG LLP.  His practice encompassed all areas of Canadian taxation, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, initial public offerings, corporate reorganizations and dispute resolution. Mr. Chu is both a chartered accountant, admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1993, and a barrister and solicitor, called to the British Columbia bar in 1997. Mr. Chu obtained his business and law degrees from the University of British Columbia.