David Feather has 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. He is currently Chairman of Russell Investments Canada Ltd., where he served as President and CEO from 2010 to 2017. Previously he was with Mackenzie Financial Corp. from 1991 to 2010 and was President of Mackenzie Financial Services Inc. from 2002 to 2010. He has also worked in the Economic Strategy Group at Ernst & Young (Woods Gordon), and as a Senior Financial Analyst at Bank of Montreal (Corporate and Government Banking).
David is Chairman of The Peter Cundill Foundation, a Bermuda-based purpose trust with a mission to improve the wellbeing of young people, primarily through social investment in education, sport and mental health. In managing its investment portfolio, the organization has maintained the value-based investment principles of it’s benefactor. David is involved in several other not-for-profit organizations, including being a member of the Board of Governors of McMaster University. He graduated from McMaster with a B.A. Economics in 1985, and an MBA in 1989. He has previously been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and was the 2007 recipient of the Wayne Fox Distinguished Alumni Award for DeGroote School of Business.