Board of Directors

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Richard Rooney, FCA, CFA

President and Chief Investment Officer, Burgundy Asset Management

Richard began his career at Price Waterhouse in 1981 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984.

He then joined Sun Life as an Investment Analyst specializing in Canadian equities. Following a period as Portfolio Manager for Canadian equities, he was given responsibility for all non-Canadian equity investments at Sun Life’s investment counselling subsidiary, Sunimco.

Richard joined AMI Partners in 1989, where he had extensive responsibilities for Canadian equity research.

He joined Burgundy Asset Management Ltd in February 1995, and was appointed President and Chief Investment Officer in September 1997. In addition to these duties, Richard is responsible for EAFE and Global equity mandates at Burgundy.

Richard is President and a Trustee of The Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation. He is a Director of Empire Life Insurance, a Director of Historica Canada and Past Chair of the Stratford Festival of Canada.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1977 and his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1981. Richard obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1987. In 2009, he was honoured by his peers and received the designation of Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.