Alan MacDonald is a partner with Richardson GMP Ltd., Canada’s largest independent investment dealer. His education includes a B.A. from Queens University in English literature, the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and the Chartered Financial Planner designation.
Alan is heavily involved in the community. He was a volunteer with Citizen Advocacy for 10 years. Citizen Advocacy seeks to reduce the isolation and vulnerability of mentally and physically disabled adults in their local communities. Alan worked one-on-one with a developmentally handicapped adult for the entire 10-year period. He has coached high school basketball for the past three years, volunteering his time and expertise in schools where teams do not have access to coaches. He has also coached club and house teams for many years. Alan currently sits on the advisory board of the Ottawa United Way.
Alan’s interests include athletics, and athletic activity remains an ongoing passion. Over the course of the last 30 years Alan has competed in a number of triathlons, marathons, and road, trail, and mountain bikes events and races. These days Alan’s primary sports are cycling (road, trail and mountain), as well as cross country skiing (both skate and classic).
Mr. MacDonald is an author and has written a number of articles; primarily on the topic of personal finance. He is the co-author of the book “The Copperjar System, Your Blueprint for Financial Fitness” – a guide and program that empowers individuals to take effective control of their finances.
Alan lives in Ottawa with his wife Cathy and their two children.
Mr. MacDonald joined the Trans Canada Trail Board in 2011.