Hartley T. Richardson is the seventh family President of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, one of Canada’s largest private, family-owned corporations. Founded in 1857 and headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, JRSL has expanded and developed into an international multi-enterprise with current operations and interests in agri-business and food processing, oil and gas exploration and marketing, real estate, insurance, and financial services. Mr. Richardson has held the position of President and CEO since 1993.
Mr. Richardson has representation in a board or executive capacity on all of the Firm’s subsidiary companies, including Richardson International Limited, Tundra Oil & Gas Limited, Kingston Midstream Limited, Lombard Realty Limited, Wynward Insurance Group, and Richardson Financial Group Limited. Mr. Richardson is also a trustee of The Richardson Foundation which oversees the philanthropy of James Richardson & Sons, Limited and its affiliated companies.
Mr. Richardson serves as a Director of KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund Advisory Board. He also serves as a Director of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. He is Past-Chairman of the Business Council of Canada and Past-Chairman of the Business Council of Manitoba. In addition, Mr. Richardson is Chairman of Assiniboine Park Conservancy, and member of the Board of Governors for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Charter for Business. Another affiliation includes membership in Young President’s Organization Intercontinental Chapter, and he is also actively involved in a number of charitable endeavours and community organizations.
A graduate of the University of Manitoba, B. Com (Hons), Mr. Richardson received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from each of the University of Manitoba in 2004 and the University of Winnipeg in 2012. He was appointed to the Order of Manitoba in 2008, and also appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2007. He was promoted to an Officer within the Order of Canada in 2013, and in 2019, was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.
Doug Harvey is a true Winnipegger. He was raised in Fort Garry and later graduated with his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba before launching his career as a sales rep with International Harvester, Truck Division.
In 1981, as International began privatizing its dealerships, Doug seized the opportunity to become a business owner by buying into his first truck dealership in Winnipeg. Today, Doug’s enterprises are rolled up into the DLH Group which includes the following businesses:
- Maxim Truck & Trailer – a heavy duty dealership network with 17 locations across Canada
- Tereck Diesel – a heavy duty repair facility in Winnipeg
- Summit Trailer Ltd. – a trailer dealer & fabrication business with four locations in Alberta & BC
- Arne’s Welding Ltd. – a trailer manufacturer based in Winnipeg
- Trout River Industries – a trailer manufacturer based in PEI.
- Toowoomba Land Company, a real estate developer
In total, Doug’s businesses employ approximately 1,000 people across Canada. Doug is active in the community and encourages all his employees to do the same. The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Manitoba named Doug Outstanding Philanthropist in 2015, acknowledging him for his support of Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Assiniboine Park Conservancy. He serves on numerous boards and industry committees including the Chair of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, Chair of Yes! Winnipeg, Chair of the FortWhyte Legacy Society, Business Council of Manitoba, The MazerGroup and CentreVenture Development Corporation, Doug and his wife Jan are proud life-long Winnipeggers whose three children and four grandchildren all work, play and reside in Winnipeg.