Our skilled and experienced management team guides our business strategy and execution.
John FlorenPresident and Chief Executive Officer
As Methanex's President and Chief Executive Officer, John Floren has been with Methanex since 2000 and brings more than 30 years of diverse international management experience in the chemicals industry. Before assuming his current role as President and CEO, Mr. Floren held a variety of positions with Methanex, including Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing and Logistics. Mr. Floren currently serves as a Director on the Boards of PALS Adult Services Society and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Advisory Council.
Mr. Floren earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Manitoba in 1987. He also attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development in 1998 as well as the International Executive Program at INSEAD in 2002. In 2012, he completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Brad BoydSenior Vice President, Corporate Resources
Senior Vice President, Corporate Resources, Brad Boyd is responsible for the Human Resources, Information Technology, Global Communication and Legal functions as well as executive oversight of Methanex’s Egypt operations. Mr. Boyd joined the Company in 1996 and has held several roles in finance, with our Egypt operation and most recently as Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Boyd has a CPA, CA from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and a ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ian CameronSenior Vice President, Finance and CFO
Ian Cameron is focused on developing and implementing strategies that support the Company's business and strategic goals. His responsibilities include corporate finance, investor relations, treasury, tax, financial reporting and risk management, as well as executive oversight of our operations in Trinidad.
Mr. Cameron has been with the company for over 25 years and is a member of the Professional Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.
Kevin HendersonSenior Vice President, Manufacturing
As Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Kevin Henderson is responsible for Methanex’s Chile operations, as well as enhancing reliability, asset utilization and Responsible Care® across our manufacturing operations globally. Mr. Henderson’s more than 40 years’ experience in the methanol industry includes manufacturing, operational management and leadership, and project leadership. Mr. Henderson also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC).
Mike HerzSenior Vice President, Corporate Development
Mike Herz oversees Methanex's corporate strategy and the identification, development and execution of growth opportunities. His responsibilities include executive oversight of Methanex’s North American operations. Since joining Methanex in 1995, Mr. Herz has held several roles in finance, corporate development and marketing while living in Vancouver, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Mr. Herz was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Development in January 2013. Mr. Herz has CPA, CA and ICD.D designations from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and the Institute of Corporate Directors respectively.
Vanessa JamesSenior Vice President, Global Marketing and Logistics
Vanessa James oversees Methanex’s Marketing and Logistics functions, including the wholly owned shipping subsidiary, Waterfront Shipping as well as Global Market Development. Ms. James is focused on strategies that enhance Methanex’s global leadership position and corporate reputation as the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol. Her role includes executive oversight of our New Zealand operations. Ms. James joined Methanex in 1995, was appointed Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Logistics in January 2013 and has a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) from Waikato University in New Zealand.