FUND ADVISORY BOARD
Mr. Glynn spent 24 years with HSBC completing his career as President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada and President and CEO of HSBC Bank USA. Since his retirement in 2006, he has served on numerous boards and committees. Currently, Mr. Glynn is the Chairman of PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension funds, and is a Director of Sun Life Financial Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. He was formerly the Chairman of UBC Investment Management Trust Inc. and was a Senior Advisor to Second City Real Estate II Corporation.
Mr. Glynn holds a B.A. Honours in Economics from Carleton University and an MBA Finance and International Business from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Glynn was also the Jarislowsky Fellow in Business Management, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary from 2009 to 2010.
Mr. Podmore co-founded Concert Properties Ltd. in 1989 and served as its Chief Executive Officer for 24 years. Today, he continues as Chairman of Concert Properties Ltd. and its related companies. Mr. Podmore is recognized as one of Vancouver’s most influential players in the real estate industry. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree specializing in community planning and obtained a Master’s Degree specializing in urban planning from the University of Alberta.
Long considered a business leader in real estate and development, Mr. Podmore has served in key leadership roles with many real estate industry associations. He played a key role in bringing the Olympics to Vancouver in 2010 and the development of several facilities for the Olympics. Mr. Podmore is the recipient of numerous awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2014 the Order of British Columbia. http://www.concertproperties.com/
Mr. Haggis is currently Chairman of the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Chair of the Audit Committee of Home Capital Group and Advantage Oil & Gas and Director of the Bank of Canada and Sunshine Village Corporation. His financial career began in Canadian banking before joining Metropolitan Life and Manulife Financial. He went on to hold various executive/CEO positions in the U.S. and Canada with companies including Alberta Treasury Branches, PSP Investments and OMERs, one of Canada’s leading pension funds. Mr. Haggis has served on numerous public and private boards such as UBC Investment Management Trust Inc., Prime Restaurants, Athabasca Oil, ICBC, as well as a Trustee with Pure Industrial REIT and Chairman of Canadian Pacific Railway and C.A. Bancorp Inc.
Mr. Haggis was also a commissioned member of the Canadian Armed Forces during the 1970’s and is a graduate of University of Western Ontario and holds a chartered director designation (C.Dir) from McMaster University.
Mr. Lee has over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. His expertise touches on most facets of real estate including brokerage, property management, financing, commercial and residential development, and syndication. Mr. Lee has been President of Prospero International Realty since 1999. He is considered a leading member of Vancouver’s business community and is involved with the Urban Development Institute, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and the Real Estate Institute of BC as well as serving as Director of BC Artscape. Mr. Lee graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Land Economics. http://www.prospero.ca/