GLC leadership

GLC’s senior management has decades of experience in the Canadian financial industry. These seasoned professionals provide guidance, leadership and resources to all our team members.

Ron Hanson

President and Chief Investment Officer

As President and Chief Investment Officer, Ron oversees all of GLC’s investment management and business operations and is ultimately responsible for GLC’s strategic direction and ensuring investment performance remains strong.

Building on his direct portfolio management experience in equity and balanced portfolios, Ron became Chief Investment Officer of GLC in 2014, and has since overseen GLC’s growth of assets under management from $38 billion to over $55 billion today. Ron plays a significant role on GLC’s Global Multi-Asset Strategy team in setting the strategic and tactical asset mix views for all of GLC’s balanced, target-date and target-risk asset allocation fund solutions.

Ron led the formalization of GLC’s responsible investment strategy across all of GLC’s investment activities and processes in 2016. His leadership in pursuing and advancing responsible investment portfolio management strategies, including progressive ESG integration and engagement policies, continues to this day – setting high standards for GLC as reflected in consistent scores at or above industry median in the annual United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing reporting results.

Ron is known for taking decisive action through a collaborative leadership style. He has led many large-scale initiatives for GLC, including the development of several new and specialty mandates and elevating the bench strength, capabilities and performance of each of GLC’s distinct investment teams.

Ron is a CFA charterholder and earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. Ron is an active member of the Finance and Administration Committee for United Way Winnipeg. 

Nancy Harris

Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development

Nancy is responsible for all strategic marketing initiatives, communications and business development of GLC's investment operations.

She consults with business partners, financial advisors and corporate clients on product development, investment strategy, capital market insights and portfolio design.

Nancy has more than 30 years of investment industry experience and has held a range of senior investment management roles.

She has experience in strategic portfolio management and investment policy development for corporate, pension and institutional clients.

Nancy has been instrumental in broadening the scope of GLC-managed fund offerings on the segregated and mutual fund platforms of some of Canada’s largest financial companies.

A strategic thinker with a business focus, her ability to forge a strong team has elevated GLC’s offering from coast to coast.

Nancy is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from McMaster University and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Guelph.

Frank Callaghan

Senior Vice-President, Finance and Operations; Chief Compliance Officer

Frank is responsible for all GLC's financial management, operations and compliance-related activities.

Frank has more than 30 years of industry experience. His expertise on issues affecting the asset management industry are often sought out by Canada’s regulatory and asset management governing bodies such as the Portfolio Managers’ Association of Canada.   

His team provides support to GLC's investment management divisions, including portfolio reporting, portfolio analytics and investment data and technology. Frank’s team is driven to ensure GLC’s portfolio managers have the information needs and processes in place for effective portfolio management, that there is proper oversight of the portfolios GLC manages, and that the senior leadership team have the resources and reporting for their respective business units.

Frank is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and holds a bachelor of arts degree (economics) from Queen's University.

Christine Wellenreiter

Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

Christine is responsible for overseeing all of GLC’s communications, branding and marketing initiatives. Her team shares insights into GLC’s portfolio strategies, market views and industry themes. 

Christine works closely with GLC’s portfolio management teams and is a member of GLC’s Responsible Investing Committee. Her insight into current market conditions and financial market themes have appeared in national pieces for more than a decade such as in GLC’s monthly Market Matters. 

Bringing more than 20 years of industry experience to the table, Christine’s marketing acumen, deep understanding of the asset management industry and straightforward communication style have brought the GLC brand to life across the country. 

Christine is GLC’s bilingual representative (French) and a long-time member of the American and Canadian Marketing Associations (AMA and CMA). She has also served as a panel judge for the CMA’s national awards. 

Christine earned her Chartered Marketer (CM) and ICD.D (Institute of Corporate Directors) designations and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (psychology) and bilingual certificate in French (certificat de Français pratique) from Western University.