Alan retired as a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of RBC Capital Markets in December of 2014. He had also held the position of Head, Strategy & Development at RBC Financial Group. In this role, he was responsible for corporate strategy as well as mergers and acquisitions, and development activities for the Bank. He was also Chief Executive Officer, RBC Capital Partners, the private equity investment arm of RBC Financial Group.
Since December 2014, he has been an advisor to governments and to several large public and private companies on strategic and other matters. Through his advisory and investment company, Shakerhill Partners Ltd., he provides financial and strategic advisory services, as well as expert witness services.
He is a director of Extendicare Inc. ( “EXE” TSX), Chair of Home Capital Group ( “HCG” TSX), a director of Wild Brain Inc. ( “WILD”, TSX) a director of Shawcor Ltd. ( “SCL” TSX) and a past director of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation. He was previously (2020) Chair of HudBay Minerals Inc. ( “HBM”TSX and NYSE)
Alan received his B.Com. from the University of Toronto. He is qualified as a Canadian CPA and holds the CFA designation. He is an Institute Certified Director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors.