Meet our Board of Directors

To be effective and truly add value, a Board of Directors needs members who fully understand all aspects of the company, are willing to be actively engaged and can work together to make the best decisions for the organization, its people and its clients — yet each individual director needs to contribute something unique. The Richardson GMP Board of Directors is such a group — industry veterans with extensive experience across a variety of wealth management disciplines. They are joined by two of our Investment Advisors to ensure the client perspective is represented at the Board level and to be a voice for all of our Advisors in the way we run our business.

 

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Andrew Marsh

President & Chief Executive Officer, Richardson GMP


 

Andrew Marsh founded Richardson GMP, Canada’s leading independent wealth management firm, and was part of the team that built the firm from the ground up. Beginning his career in the financial industry 30 years ago, Andrew started in investment analysis, developing to building a practice where he worked directly with clients as an investment advisor. 

He founded and launched GMP Private Client in 2004. He served as managing director, National Sales of both GMP Private Client and Richardson GMP before assuming the role of president and chief executive officer of Richardson GMP in 2010. Since 2010, Richardson GMP has tripled in size to become Canada’s leading wealth management firm that embodies a culture of partnership, entrepreneurial spirit through employee ownership, and a client-centric resolve to always do what’s right.

In addition to a board seat for Richardson GMP, he also sits on the Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Association of Canada and is member of the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence. Andrew is a former member of the Board of Governors of his alma mater, the University of Guelph, and continues to be an active mentor and contributor to the University’s School of Business. He is also a member of the Canadian Advisory Board for Right to Play Canada, a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged children in Canada and around the world. Andrew is a Fellow of the 2018 class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

 

Kish Kapoor

Kish Kapoor, CPA, CA

Interim President and CEO, GMP Capital Inc.

 

Kish Kapoor was appointed Interim President and CEO of GMP Capital Inc. (TSX: GMP) in August 2019, and serves on the Board of Directors of GMP, Richardson Financial Group Limited and Equitable Bank (TSX:EQB), where he also Chairs the Audit Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX:MBT) and Chaired its Audit Committee up until March 2017.

Until 2011 he was President of Wellington West Holdings Inc., a company providing full service brokerage, capital markets, asset management and financial planning services. From November 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Kapoor was Executive Vice-President Corporate Development of Loring Ward International Ltd., a public company formed to hold the U.S. operations of Assante Corporation, a company which provided family office, wealth and asset management services to, amongst others, ultra high net worth professional sports and entertainment clientele in the United States. As one of the founders of Assante Corporation, Mr. Kapoor was its Executive Vice President Corporate Development from March 1994 to November 2003.

Mr. Kapoor has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and former tax partner with KPMG LLP.

 

Sandy Riley

H. Sanford Riley

President & Chief Executive Officer, Richardson Financial Group Limited

 

H. Sanford Riley has held the position of President and CEO of Richardson Financial Group Limited (the financial services affiliate of James Richardson & Sons, Limited) since 2003.

Before joining Richardson Financial Group, Mr. Riley was President and CEO of Investors Group Inc., a position he held for nearly 10 years. He was appointed Chairman in 2001. Mr. Riley is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Winnipeg Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the North West Company Fund. He serves as a Director of Molson Coors Brewing Company, the Canada West Foundation, the Canadian Western Bank Group and the Winnipeg Airports Authority.

Mr. Riley has also been involved with a number of charitable organizations, including chairing The United Way of Winnipeg Annual Campaign, the Business Council of Manitoba and the 1999 Pan American Games. He was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada in 2002.

 

Neil Bosch

Neil Bosch, CIM®, FCSI

Director, Wealth Management, Portfolio Manager, Richardson GMP

 

Mr. Bosch has been in the investment industry for more over 25 years and is presently holds the title of Director of Wealth Management and Portfolio Manager at Richardson GMP Ltd. Additionally, he is also the Branch Manager of the Calgary office and has served on the Equity Event Committee and its successor the Advisory Committee to the board. Neil is a founder of the Bosch Campbell Investment Management Group that moved from CIBC Wood Gundy to join Richardson Partners in November of 2005. Mr. Bosch is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI®) and a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) who received a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Alberta and Master of Arts (Economics) from the University of Dundee.

Mr. Bosch is also co-chair of the Centre for Family Literacy fundraising dinner named “An Evening of Wine and Words” and a recipient of the Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Award. Other directorships include Calnash Trucking and the Canadian Alpine Centre. He is also an avid mountaineer who is presently the President of the Alpine Club of Canada.

 

Marc Dalpé

Marc Dalpé

Portfolio Manager, Richardson GMP

 

Mr. Dalpé joined Lévesque Beaubien Geoffrion Inc. (sold to National Bank in 1989) in 1981 as an associate in the Corporate Finance department. He became a private shareholder and Vice-President of the firm in 1985 and Senior Vice-President, Director and member of the Management Committee in 1988. Mr. Dalpé’s career as an investment advisor began in the fall of 1990. In April 1998, he founded The Dalpé-Milette Group with its current partner.

Mr. Dalpé has sat on the Board of Directors of several publicly traded companies. And he was member of the retirement and investment committees of the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC). Mr. Dalpé has also been a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) national advisory committee and of the Quebec chapter of the IIROC board of directors.

During his academic years, Mr. Dalpé was awarded many prizes, one of which was a medal of excellence for academic achievement bestowed by the Financial Executive Institute. He has received awards from the Montreal Chamber of Commerce and the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC) for his leadership, innovation and decision-making qualities.

Mr. Dalpé has also been a regular speaker on the subjects of financial markets and investment, most notably within the framework of the Top Performers conferences in Toronto, the Canadian Association of Financial Planners and IDA Quebec.

In 1999, he was selected as the National Winner of the Investment Dealers Association (IDA) prestigious Award of Distinction. This is a "national award program that recognizes outstanding investment advisors who exemplify the highest standards of dedication and professionalism in the securities industry."

He obtained the title of Canadian Investment Manager in 2002, and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) in 2003.

M. Dalpé joined Richardson GMP in November 2011.

To stay abreast, he spends three hours a day reading various relevant publications.

 

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David C. Ferguson, MBA, FCPA, FCA

Independent Board Member

 

Mr. Ferguson retired in 2012 from his position as Executive Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of BMO Capital Markets, the wholesale banking and institutional brokerage pillar of BMO Financial Group. He had held that position since 1999. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. during this period. Mr. Ferguson's previous experience includes practicing public accounting for 25 years, including 16 years as an audit partner and a period as National Director of KPMG's investment dealer practice. In addition to GMP Capital, Mr. Ferguson is currently a member of the board of directors of Antares Holdings GP and Highland Therapeutics Inc. and chairs the audit committees of each of these boards. He is also the lead director of Antares Holdings. Until its sale in September 2019, Mr. Ferguson was a member of the board of directors of Hydrogenics Corporation and chaired its audit committee. Mr. Ferguson holds Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

 

Don Wright

Donald A. Wright

Independent Board Member

 

Mr. Wright is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of The Winnington Capital Group Inc. Mr. Wright joined the Board of Directors of GMP Capital Inc. in 2004, and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2013. He is an active investor in both the private and public equity markets. Mr. Wright’s career has spanned over 40 years in the investment industry. He has held a number of leadership positions, including President of Merrill Lynch Canada, Executive Vice-President, director and member of the executive committee of Burns Fry Ltd., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TD Securities Inc., and Deputy Chairman of TD Bank Financial Group. Mr. Wright currently is a non-executive Chairman of DHX Media Ltd., and a member of the Board of Directors of Cinaport Acquisitions Corp., Fire & Flower Holdings Corp., and Richards Packaging Income Fund. As well, he was the past Chairman of the board of directors of VIA Rail Canada, and was a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children. He also actively supports numerous charitable organizations.