Mattamy Homes, the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, has appointed Margaret Whelan to its Board of Directors. Whelan is described as a seasoned executive and real estate industry expert with deep knowledge of industry drivers, players, valuation and financing.
“We’re very excited to have an individual with Margaret’s background, expertise and network joining Mattamy’s Board of Directors, and look forward to benefiting from her advice on a range of strategic and business issues,” said Peter Gilgan, Mattamy Homes’ founder and CEO, in a press release. “In particular, Margaret has a wealth of experience in global capital markets, having worked with many North American homebuilders in a banking and financial advisory capacity. Her diversity of skills and experience will be invaluable on our Board as we continue to significantly grow our business across North America.”
Whelan founded Whelan Advisory LLC in 2014 to provide strategic and financial counsel to public and private companies, and is currently serving as the firm’s CEO. Previously, she ran the finance group of Tricon Capital Group and spent 18 years on Wall Street, largely focused on the real estate sector.
Whelan earned her Bachelor’s degree with honours in Commerce from the University College of Dublin, Ireland in a 1994. She currently serves on the public board of TopBuild Corp., and is also an advisor on the private board of John Burns Real Estate Consulting LLC, an independent research and consulting services firm to the US housing industry.
Whelan joins Mattamy Homes’ Board of Directors, an external Board of knowledgeable advisors formed in 2010 as a governance best practice. In addition to Whelan, other members of Mattamy’s Board include Dave Williams, former non-executive chairman of Shoppers Drug Mart and former CFO and president, Eastern Canada Operations, of Loblaws Companies Ltd.; Rupert Duchesne, former group chief executive of Aimia; and The Honourable David H. Wilkins, former US Ambassador to Canada and partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.