Paul Harris

Chairman, Board of Directors

Harris was a senior partner at the law firm of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, one of Canada’s most respected law firms. His practice was largely transaction oriented, representing entrepreneurs, private and public companies, investment banks and merchant banks in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, capital markets equity and debt offerings and management and leveraged buyouts and buy-ins. He also was responsible for the firm’s practice in the area of private investment funds, advising Canadian and international fund sponsors as well as institutional investors on fund formations and their investments in a wide range of buyout fund and venture capital funds.

As a close advisor to Robert Wetenhall, he was a key participant in the former’s acquisition of the Montreal Alouettes football franchise. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alouettes and served as the president of the club from December 2001 to February 2002 and from December 1, 2010 to April 1, 2011. Harris is a member of the Board of Governors of the CFL.