Charlie is president and chief executive officer of Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Mackenzie Inc., the company that owns Mackenzie Financial Corporation within the IGM Financial structure. He's also co-president and chief executive officer of IGM Financial Inc.
Charlie has extensive experience in the Canadian, American and international mutual fund markets. The Toronto native started his career in 1984 with Coopers and Lybrand’s audit practice and business investigations group. He joined Franklin Templeton’s Canadian operations as chief financial officer and treasurer in 1989 and was elected to Templeton’s board of directors in 1992. He assumed responsibility for the sales and marketing groups in addition to the financial and operational responsibilities in 1993.
Charlie was very active in the Canadian fund industry during that time. He was a member of the board of governors of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada from 1991 to 1997 and served as a member of its board of directors from 1993 to 1996. Charlie was also on the board of directors of FundSERV Inc.
Charlie moved in 1997 to Franklin Templeton’s international headquarters in California, where his roles included vice-president of finance and, since 2002, chief administrative officer of global distribution. He worked on issues related to the mutual fund business in the U.S., Europe and Asia and was responsible for establishing the firm’s investment business in China.
Charlie holds a bachelor of arts degree from Western University and is a fellow chartered accountant and member of CICA.
Charlie is an Old Boy from the class of 1980.