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John Montalbano

Principal, Tower Beach Capital Ltd.

John Montalbano is the retired CEO of RBC Global Asset Management, which managed $370 billion in assets. He serves as Director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Aritzia Inc., AbCellera Inc., Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals, and Chairs White Crane Capital, a Vancouver-based hedge fund. He also served as Chair of the UBC Board of Governors, Killam Trusts Trustee, Co-founder of Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation, and Chair of the Vancouver Public Library Capital Campaign.

Mr. Montalbano is a director for The Gairdner Foundation, The Rideau Hall Foundation of Canada, The BC Achievement Foundation, Windmill Microlending, and is the current Chair of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and recent Chair of The Vancouver Police Foundation. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours, from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University.