Board of Directors

Corporate Governance Team

Erik Olsson, Chair of the Board


Erik Olsson has been a member of the Company's Board since 2013 and was appointed as Chair of the Board on May 5, 2020. He is also a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board in August 2019. Mr. Olsson's experience in senior leadership positions, as well as his knowledge of the equipment industry in general, provides important insight to our Board on the Company's strategic planning and operations. Further, his experience as a member of another public company board provides him with an enhanced perspective on issues applicable to public companies. Mr. Olsson currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of MobileMini, Inc., the world's leading provider of portable storage solutions, where Mr. Olsson previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer and as Director from 2013 until October 2019. Prior to that Mr. Olsson was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of RSC Holdings, Inc., a premier provider of rental equipment in North America, from 2006 until its acquisition by United Rentals, Inc. in April 2012. Prior to that he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of RSC Holdings, Inc. In addition, he held various senior positions in the United States, Brazil, and Sweden in his 13 years with industrial group Atlas Copco AB, a mining equipment maker. Mr. Olsson holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Gothenburg.

Ann Fandozzi


Ann Fandozzi joined Ritchie Bros. in 2020 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Ritchie Bros., Ms. Fandozzi was CEO of ABRA Auto Body and Glass from 2016 to 2019, and previous to that role, from 2012 to 2016, was CEO of vRide, a carpooling platform that works with private and public employers. Prior to these CEO roles, Ms. Fandozzi served in several executive positions for Whirlpool, including eBusiness, Direct-to-Consumer, and Sears/Kenmore. Ms. Fandozzi joined Whirlpool from DaimlerChrysler, where she led the Global Family Vehicle business and is credited with the invention and development of the Stow-N-Go fold flat seats.

Earlier in her career, she gained significant experience in consumer marketing, product development and engineering at Ford Motor Company, McKinsey & Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation. She served on the board of Pinnacle Foods, a publicly-traded packaged food company that was acquired by ConAgra, and is a board member of Ghost Robotics, a robotics start-up. Ms. Fandozzi is also a frequent speaker on technology, transportation, and green/environmental topics.

Ms. Fandozzi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Beverley Briscoe


Beverley Briscoe has been a director of Ritchie Bros. for over 10 years and was appointed Chair of the Board in July 2014. On May 5, 2020 she stepped down as the Chair of the Board. Ms. Briscoe has extensive industry experience in the transportation and industrial equipment sectors. From 1997 - 2004 she owned a transportation services company and prior to that was Vice President of Wajax Industries, CFO of the Rivtow Group of Companies and CFO of a number of operating divisions of the Jim Pattison Group. Ms. Briscoe has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Briscoe is currently a director with Newmont Corporation and was previously the Lead Director on the board of Goldcorp Inc. and Audit Committee Chair. She is the past Chair of the Industry Training Authority for BC and the Past Chair of the BC Forest Safety Council. In 2016, Ms. Briscoe was recognized for her contributions and leadership in corporate governance and named to the 2016 National Association of Corporate Directors ‘Directorship 100', which honors the most influential boardroom leaders each year. Ms. Briscoe is a member of the Audit Committee.

Adam DeWitt


Mr. DeWitt's experience in senior executive positions during the past 13 years brings strong leadership and management skills to the Company. Mr. DeWitt has served as President of Grubhub, Inc. since January 2018 and as its Chief Financial Officer since 2011. Grubhub is a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners. Prior to GrubHub, Inc. Mr. DeWitt was Chief Financial Officer of publicly-held OptionsXpress Holdings, Inc. from 2007 to 2011 when Charles Schwab purchased the company. Before becoming Chief Financial Officer he was the Vice President, Finance from 2005 to 2007. Mr. DeWitt held various senior positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co, ShopTalk Networks and Prism Financial Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College. Mr. DeWitt is a member of the Audit Committee.

Robert Elton


Bob Elton was elected to the Ritchie Bros. Board in 2012. He is currently Chair of the Company's Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Bob is currently a corporate director and an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Mr. Elton held executive roles at Vancouver City Savings Credit Union from 2013 to 2017 including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Between 2001 and 2009, Mr. Elton held a number of positions at BC Hydro, a government-owned electric utility, including President and Chief Executive Officer and EVP Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He was also CFO at Eldorado Gold Corporation from 1996 until 2001 (TSX: "ELD"; NYSE "EGO"; ASX: "EAU"). Bob spent over 20 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and predecessor firms, becoming Partner in 1987 before leaving the firm in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in British Columbia and has a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University, U.K. Bob is a director and chair of a number of not for profit Boards as well as Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Corix Utilities, a private infrastructure company.

J. Kim Fennell


J. Kim Fennell was appointed to the Company's Board in 2017 and is a member of the Compensation Committee.

He is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 35 years' management experience in the high tech industry across a variety of market sectors. He has proven leadership as a three-time CEO and/or senior executive scaling and managing organizations from 40-person startups to 3,000-person corporate business units and broad experience with early stage ‘‘disruption'' technology solutions and business models.

Mr. Fennell was with Uber Technologies Inc for nearly 5 years until his retirement at the end of November, 2019. At Uber he was most recently the Head of Global Product Partnerships and US/Canada Business Development. Prior to July of 2017, Mr. Fennell served as Head of Location-Based Services Partnerships at Uber. Mr. Fennell had been President and CEO of deCarta, Inc., a location-based services platform company from 2004 until its acquisition by Uber in March, 2015. Prior to deCarta, he held CEO positions at Pinnacle Systems (NASDAQ:PCLE) and StorageWay Inc. and other senior positions in the technology sector. He was an early executive at ;Octel Communications, a global leader of voice technologies, opening and managing subsidiaries in Canada, Europe and then Asia before running Octel shortly after its acquisition by Lucent in 1997. Mr. Fennell holds a B.A. (Honours) from Queen's University and graduated from Stanford University's Executive program. He is a Charter Member of the C100 association, a group that mentors Canadian-based entrepreneurs and start-ups, and is on the board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation.

Sarah Raiss


Sarah Raiss has been a director for Ritchie Bros. since 2016 and was appointed Chair of the Compensation Committee in 2017. She was recently appointed as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee on May 6, 2021. Ms. Raiss retired from TransCanada Corporation in 2011, where she was Executive Vice President of Corporate Services, and was responsible for human resources; information systems; aviation, building and office services; real estate; organizational excellence; communications; branding; and health and wellness. She is a seasoned corporate director and is currently a corporate director at Loblaw Companies as Chair of the Pension Committee and member of the Corporate Governance Committee and at Commercial Metals Company where she is Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee and past chair of the Compensation Committee. She is a past director of Vermilion Energy, Canadian Oil Sands and Shopper's Drug Mart. She has served on a number of other corporate boards as well as on numerous not-for-profit boards.

Ms. Raiss holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Ms. Raiss was recognized for her contributions and leadership in corporate governance and named to the 2015 National Association of Corporate Directors ‘Directorship 100', which honors the most influential boardroom leaders each year. She also holds the ICD.D designation.

Amy Guggenheim Shenkan


Amy Guggenheim Shenkan has been a director for Ritchie Bros. since 2017 and a member of the Audit Committee. She was recently appointed as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee on May 6, 2021. Ms. Shenkan was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Common Sense Media, the leading national not for profit organization dedicated to helping kids, families and educators successfully navigate the media and technology world from 2011 through 2017. Prior to joining Common Sense Media, Ms. Shenkan was an online and multichannel sales and marketing expert with McKinsey & Company, Inc. advising global businesses across many industries about the use of the internet to make digital transformations. Ms. Shenkan also held leadership roles at Travelocity (formerly Preview Travel) and Wells Fargo as these companies transformed their companies and their industries by leveraging technology. She has also served on the board of E.L.F. Cosmetics and vRide. She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Christopher Zimmerman


Chris Zimmerman was elected to the Company's Board in 2008 and is currently a member of the Company's Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Zimmerman is President and CEO of Business Operations for the St. Louis Blues. Prior to this, he served as President of Easton Sports, Inc., a designer, developer and marketer of sports equipment and accessories. He resigned in 2009 from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Canucks Sports and Entertainment, a sports entertainment company in Vancouver, B.C. Before joining the Canucks organization, Mr. Zimmerman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nike Bauer Inc., a hockey equipment company. Prior to this appointment in March 2003, Mr. Zimmerman was General Manager of Nike Golf USA, in Beaverton, Oregon. He joined Nike Golf in 1998 after spending 16 years in a variety of senior advertising positions, including USA Advertising Director for the Nike Brand and Senior Vice President at Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising in New York. Mr. Zimmerman has an MBA degree from Babson College.

Lisa Hook


 Lisa Hook was appointed to the Company’s Board on November 1, 2021 and is a member of the Compensation Committee.

She is currently on the boards of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE: FIS), the global leader in banking and payment solutions; Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM), a leading international tobacco company; Ping Identity Holding Corp (NYSE: PING), a global pioneer in intelligent identity for the enterprise; and CubeIQ, a private company in location intelligence. She is also a senior advisor at Partners Group Holdings (SWX: PGHN), one of the largest private markets investments managers globally as well as Chair of Founders Council for Trilantic Capital Partners, an independent private equity investment advisor. She previously was the CEO of Neustar, Inc (NYSE: NSR) a global information services company focused on cloud-based workflow solutions for marketing analytics, risk/fraud and credit analytics and threat intelligence, all connected by its real-time unified identity (OneID) platform. Prior to Neustar, Hook was the CEO of Sunrocket, a cloud-based voice over IP service provider and held various leadership positions at AOL and Time Warner.