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Michael Williams


SVP, Chief Risk Officer

Michael Williams, Chief Risk Officer, Richardson Wealth

The Risk, Compliance, Credit and Business Solution teams support Richardson Wealth’s overall business strategy to ensure we identify and manage our risks effectively, meet our compliance obligations, stay ahead of industry and regulatory changes, and provide legal expertise to support our advisors and firm as we continue to do great things for our clients.

Michael Williams


Michael has been with Richardson Wealth since 2017 and has 25+ years of business management, operations, legal, risk and compliance experience in the government and financial services sector.

Michael has a BA (Hons.) from Western University, LL.B from University of Windsor and an MBA from Dalhousie University. Michael is currently on the Board of Directors for both Michael Garron Hospital and Sistema Toronto, is a Member of the Compliance and Legal Section Executive at IIROC and is a Founder of the Black Opportunity Fund. Michael has also held positions as Grad Ball Chair for Pathways to Education, Chair & Board Member for Toronto City Mission and was a former division head coach for the Leaside Tigers Soccer Club.

Michael enjoys creative writing and music, and has been performing as a singer, guitarist and songwriter since the early 1980s.