Don Hathaway has spent over forty years executing leadership roles in diverse business, academic and government settings. He has been a business CEO, a senior partner in two major international consultancies and a corporate director on multiple boards while accumulating expertise in strategy, finance, risk management, marketing and corporate governance. Some of Don’s previous experience included: Director at SLM Logistics (TSX-V: SEL); Chair at Atlantis Systems Corp (TSX-AIQ); Chair at Neotel International (TSX – NIT); Director at American Railway Systems, (NASDQ – OTC).
Currently Don has the following directorships: Director at First Resource Management Group; Chair at IRC for Knowledge First Financial with 8 billion in AUM; Chair at IRC for Harvest Portfolios Group with approaching 1 billion AUM; Chair at MetaFLO technologies. Two of them are registered investment funds (per National Instrument 81-107)
As a serial entrepreneur Don is often on the board of emerging companies and he has worked with the boards of many of Canada’s largest corporations on strategic, organizational, financial and risk issues. Some of those rolls were: MBET Advisory Council, University of Waterloo; Chair; Member - University of Waterloo Advisory Council; Board of Governors, York University; Free Trade Policy Advisory Council, Ontario; Canadian Employment and Immigration Advisory Council; United Way of Greater Toronto, Government Relations; Senior Partner at Ernst & Young in 1991-1992 and currently is a Director at Stratford Chefs School.
He has strong competencies in board operations, the board-management interface and standing committees of the board, particularly audit, risk, compensation and governance. He has extensive experience with corporate re-structuring, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and initial public offerings.
He has written two books on corporate governance, published in 2008 and 2010, and he appears frequently as a speaker or panelist on governance, risk and financial issues. He studied electrical engineering, mathematics and holds MBA Degree from York University.