Townsend serves as a member of Harvest’s Board of Directors bringing over 40 years of experience in the Investment Management business. Townsend first joined Harvest as a Board member in 2009 and later served for 5 years as the Managing Director and CFO. Townsend has extensive experience in sales, sales management, product development and strategic planning in the investment industry. Townsend was also previously Vice President of Sales at AGF, Guardian Group of Funds, Franklin Templeton and was Executive Director of Global Strategy. Townsend’s board and committee memberships have included the University of Western Ontario Senate and Board of Governors and the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. He is currently a member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Regents of Victoria University at University of Toronto.