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. Most recently, he served as Lead Director of Hudson’s Bay Company until March 2020.
From 2009 until 2017 he was the Chair of the Board of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. until the company’s acquisition by Bell Canada. Mr. Leith was also the inaugural Chair of the Board of the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO), which provides fund management services to clients in the broader public sector in Ontario, from 2016 to 2019. Mr. Leith is also the Chair of the Treasury Risk Oversight Committee of the Province of Manitoba. Mr. Leith spent over 25 years with CIBC World Markets, based in Toronto and London, England, and has extensive experience in debt and equity markets, government finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Until 2009, he was Deputy Chairman and Managing Director and Head of CIBC World Markets’ Investment, Corporate and Merchant Banking activities. From 2009 until 2011 he served as Special Advisor to the federal Minister of Natural Resources on the restructuring of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).
Mr. Leith holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge University.