Hartley Richardson joined the Board of Directors of The Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2018.
He is the seventh family President of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, one of Canada's largest private, family-owned corporations founded in 1857 with headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada. The corporation has expanded and developed into an international multi-enterprise with current operations and interests in agri-business and food processing, oil and gas exploration and marketing, real estate, insurance, and financial services. Mr. Richardson has held the position of President and CEO since 1993.
Mr. Richardson is also a director of KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund Advisory Board, chairman of Assiniboine Park Conservancy, and a member of the Board of Governors for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Charter for Business. He is past chairman of both the Business Council of Canada and the Business Council of Manitoba.
In recognition of his business and community leadership, Mr. Richardson received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and from the University of Winnipeg in 2012. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2007, promoted to an officer within the Order of Canada in 2013, and was appointed to the Order of Manitoba in 2008. He lives in Winnipeg, Canada with his wife Heather, and they have 3 grown children.