Board of Directors

Good governance starts with RF Capital’s board of directors. The board assumes responsibilities for overseeing the management of our business and affairs. Directors are appointed based on their wide-ranging experience, knowledge and insight. The majority of the board of directors, including its chairman, are independent.

Nathalie Bernier, FCPA, FCA, Independent Board Member; Chair of Risk Committee; Member of Audit Committee

Nathalie Bernier

FCPA, FCA

Independent Board Member; Chair of Risk Committee; Member of Audit Committee

Mrs. Bernier brings extensive experience and expertise in the areas of transformation and implementation of innovative growth strategies as well as strong financial, governance and risk acumen.

David G. Brown, CPA, CA, LL.B Independent Board Member

David G. Brown

CPA, CA, LL.B

Independent Board Member; Member of Risk Committee; Member of Governance Committee

Mr. Brown is Managing Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Capital Limited, the private equity division of Richardson Financial Group Limited (RFGL).

Vincent Duhamel Independent, Board Member

Vincent Duhamel

Independent Board Member; Member of Governance Committee, and Management Resources and Compensation Committee

Mr. Duhamel was Fiera Capital’s Global President and Chief Operating Officer until 2020. He was also a member of Fiera’s Global Executive Management Committee.

David C. Ferguson, MBA, FCPA, FCA Independent Board Member

David C. Ferguson

MBA, FCPA, FCA

Independent Board Member; Chair of Audit Committee; Member of Risk Committee

From 1999 until retiring in 2012, Mr. Ferguson was Executive Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of BMO Capital Markets, the wholesale banking and institutional brokerage pillar of BMO Financial Group.

David Leith, Independent Board Member

David Leith

Independent Board Member; Chair of Governance Committee, and Management Resources and Compensation Committee

Mr. Leith joins RF Capital’s Board following a distinguished career as an investment banker and corporate director, serving on numerous public and private boards.

Kish Kapoor CPA, CA President & CEO, RF Capital Group

Kish Kapoor

CPA, CA

President & CEO, RF Capital Group

Kish Kapoor was appointed Interim President and CEO of RF Capital Group (TSX: RCG) in August 2019, and in October 2020 RF Capital Group’s board of directors appointed him as President and Chief Executive Officer

Jane Mowat, Independent Board Member

Jane Mowat

Independent Board Member; Member of Audit Committee and Governance Committee

Ms. Mowat is a Corporate Director and a former information technology executive who, from 2003 to 2020, has worked as an independent consultant, advising clients on acquisitions in the software industry.

Sanford H. Riley, Board Member

Sanford H. Riley

Board Member; Chair of Management Resources and Compensation Committee; Member of Risk Committee

Mr. Riley is President and CEO of Richardson Financial Group Limited, a financial services affiliate of James Richardson & Sons, Limited.

Donald A. Wright, Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ex-Officio Member of All Board Committees

Donald A. Wright

Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ex-Officio Member of All Board Committees

Mr. Wright joined the Board of Directors of RF Capital Group (formerly GMP Capital Inc.) in 2004, and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2013.