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Board of Directors & Governance

Board of Directors and Biographies

RUSSELL N. JONES

Board Chair

Mr. Jones is a Corporate Director. He is a retired executive with extensive experience in the technology industry and demonstrated experience in financial oversight and reporting. Mr. Jones currently serves on the Board of Directors of Olo Inc., a public B2B SaaS company for the restaurant industry and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Jones was CFO of Shopify Inc. He joined Shopify in early 2011 and took the company public in May 2015. Mr. Jones has also held senior executive roles at a number of companies including Mitel Corporation, Newbridge Networks, Watchfire and Quake Technologies. He also co−founded a CFO advisory firm focused on earlier stage technology companies. He is a FCPA, FCA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Carleton University and an ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

JAMES R. ANDERSON

President and CEO, Lattice Semiconductor

James R. Anderson joined the Sierra Wireless Board of Directors in April 2020. Mr. Anderson is Lattice Semiconductor Corporation’s (“Lattice”) President and Chief Executive Officer and serves on Lattice’s Board of Directors. He joined Lattice in September 2018 and has since driven a transformation of the company which has led to record profitability and a significant expansion in market capitalization. Prior to Lattice, Mr. Anderson served as senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Computing and Graphics business group from 2015. Prior to AMD, Mr. Anderson held a broad range of leadership positions spanning general management, engineering, sales, marketing, and strategy at companies including, Intel, Broadcom Limited (formerly, Avago Technologies), and LSI Corporation. Mr. Anderson holds an MBA and Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

KARIMA BAWA

Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance and Innovation and Co-Founder, 3D Bridge Solutions

Karima Bawa joined the Sierra Wireless Board of Directors in April 2020. Ms. Bawa is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation and is the co−founder of 3D Bridge Solutions Inc. She serves as an IP Advisor and is a board member for the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents and is the chair of the board for IP Ontario. Ms. Bawa is also the former General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Research In Motion Limited (now BlackBerry). In the 12 years she served at BlackBerry she was a member of the senior leadership team and oversaw a global legal team. Ms. Bawa was also a member of various strategic and operational senior management committees. Ms. Bawa is a lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master in Business Administration and an ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

PHILIP BRACE

President and CEO

Mr. Brace has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Wireless since July 2021 and has overall Management responsibility for the Corporation. Mr. Brace has an extensive technology and operations background and was most recently Executive Vice President at Veritas Technologies. His previous executive roles include President of Seagate Technology’s Cloud Systems and Electronic Solutions, Executive Vice President at LSI Corporation, and General Manager at Intel Corporation. Mr. Brace holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento. His meeting attendance below is reflective of the meetings which occurred after his appointment in 2021.

MARTIN D. MC COURT

Independent Director

Mr. Mc Court is an independent director who joined the Sierra Wireless Board of Directors in May 2020. He also serves as a member of the Audit and Human Resources Committees. Over a 14−year career as EVP Strategy and M&A, CTO and CMO for Gemalto, Martin Mc Court was instrumental in repositioning Gemalto from smartcards to Digital Security, building a €1 Billion Platform and Services business on top of the historical hardware business. Executing more than 40 acquisitions, Gemalto doubled in size to €3 Billion revenues, creating leadership positions in the adjacent markets for Internet of Things ("IoT'), Cybersecurity and Biometrics. Gemalto was acquired by Thales in 2019. Previously Mr. Mc Court worked for 20 years at Corning Inc., holding a variety of management roles across R&D, Sales & Marketing, Strategy and M&A, most recently as GM of the worldwide network design and installation business. Mr. Mc Court also serves on the board of directors of IDnow GmbH (Germany) and ComAP a.s. (CZ). Mr. Mc Court holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Ph.D from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, a B.Eng (Electronics) from University College Dublin and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Corporate Directors Certificate program.

LORI M. O'NEILL

Independent Corporate Director, Financial Executive and Advisor

Lori M. O'Neill is a Corporate Director. Ms. O’Neill is a FCPA, FCA and independent financial and governance consultant. She provides consulting services to growth companies, after serving over 24 years with Deloitte LLP. As a partner at Deloitte LLP with various national and industry leadership roles, she focused on advising growth companies from start−ups to multinationals, supporting complex transactions, private and public equity offerings, and mergers and acquisitions in Canada and the U.S. Ms. O'Neill is a board member for Constellation Software Inc., Flow Beverage Corp., non−profit, privately held, and crown corporations. Ms. O’Neill graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Highest Honors) in 1988, achieved her CPA, CA designation in 1990 and her U.S. CPA designation in 2003, and completed the ICD Director Education Program attaining the ICD.D designation.

THOMAS SIEBER

Retired Executive

Mr. Sieber is a Corporate Director and also currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Swiss utility company Axpo Holding AG, a position he has held since March 2016. Mr. Sieber has extensive experience as a technology industry executive with demonstrated expertise in building pan−European enterprise sales channels. Mr. Sieber was the CEO of Salt Mobile SA (formerly Orange Switzerland) from 2009 to 2012, where he led a successful turnaround of the business and drove the sale process of the company to a new owner. He then served as Chairman until the end of 2015. Before joining Orange, Mr. Sieber was Executive Vice President of Sales for Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Mr. Sieber started his career at Hewlett−Packard, advancing to General Manager for Small and Medium Enterprise, EMEA, by the time he left the company in 2001. He studied Business Administration at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland, graduating in 1987. Mr. Sieber also currently serves on the board of directors of the publicly listed Indian IT services company, HCL Technologies.

GREGORY L. WATERS

Independent Corporate Director and Advisor

Mr. Waters joined the Sierra Wireless Board of Directors in March 2020 and serves as the Chair of the Human Resources Committee. Mr. Waters also serves on the Board of Directors of Mythic, an Artificial Intelligence processor company, and ON Semiconductor Corporation, a publicly listed leading semiconductor supplier to Automotive and Industrial markets. He is lead independent director of Cyxtera, a global leader in co− located data services. Mr. Waters is a founder and investor in MatrixSpace, inc., an early stage company providing Software Defined Sensing and Autonomous Response Systems. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Mellanox Technologies, which was sold to NVIDIA in April 2020. From 2014 to 2019, he was President, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Integrated Device Technology Inc., a global leader in Analog Mixed Signal solutions which was acquired by Renesas Electronics in April 2019. Prior to IDT, Mr. Waters served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Skyworks Solutions from 2003 to 2012, where he led the company’s wireless businesses to an industry leadership position. He joined Agere Systems Inc in 1998, serving in various roles, including Vice President of the wireless communications business and Vice President of the broadband communications business, and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, where he played a key role in the company's IPO. He began his career at Texas Instruments Inc. in a variety of management positions in sales, customer design centers and product line management. Mr. Waters has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Vermont and an M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence.

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