Advisors to Auspice

The Auspice Advisory Committee (AAC) provides advice and perspectives on strategic and business development initiatives and acts as a filter on the strategic direction of the company. The members may also have valuable input and advice regarding corporate governance and compliance related issues. 

The Auspice Management Team (AMT) is responsible for ensuring that an Advisory Committee is established and operated according to the mandate in the Auspice Advisory Commitee Charter.

The two core duties and roles of the AAC are:

  • First, the AAC may provide insight on markets and industry trends. This insight and feedback is of primary value to the strategic vision and direction of the business and product (fund) development.   However, asset allocation decisions are made solely by the portfolio managers of the fund(s).
  • Second, the AAC will provide an outlet for the firms Compliance and Risk Officer(s) to ask for advice and direction on these key issues should the need arise.

Ron McNeil
CEO & Co-Founder of LMS Reinforcing Steel Group.  

Starting in 1987 with a pick-up truck and 6 employees, he and his partner Ivan Harmatny have grown the company to be the largest supplier & installer of reinforcing steel in Western Canada with over 500 staff and Revenue of 150 million dollars and growing.  Ron is a past recipient of Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 award as well as earning the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Real Estate / Construction category on 2008.  In addition LMS is named one of “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies”. 

Ken Wilson
Senior Vice President, Long Range Planning and an Officer of Coril Holdings Ltd., a privately held company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Mr. Wilson has over twenty five years of experience in senior management and leadership positions of both private and publicly held corporations. Prior to joining Coril Holdings in 2005, Wilson was President and CEO of Richardson Technologies Inc., a start-up business engaged in the design, manufacturing and sales of high technology optical microscopes. Prior to 2004, Mr. Wilson operated his own management consulting firm in Toronto, Canada, where he completed various senior management assignments with diverse clients, RTI among them. 

Mr. Wilson was previously President and CEO of InQuent Technologies, a private-label web hosting company owned by SBC Communications of San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Wilson has also held senior roles at Sprint Canada, Oracle Corporation, IBM, and Amdahl Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of INLIV Inc., Chaordix, The Norlien Foundation and the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre.