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Guardian is a diversified financial services company that has steadily grown in a disciplined and purposeful manner. The result has been corporate stability and client satisfaction, decade after decade.


The Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship of the Corporation including overseeing the conduct of the business and affairs of the Corporation and striving to ensure the Corporation maintains the high values of stability, trustworthiness and integrity by which it has always been guided.

Charter of the Board of Directors

  • James S. Anas

    Chairman of the Board
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    Became a Board Director, May 2005

  • A. Michael Christodoulou

    Board Director
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    Became a Board Director, August 2011

  • Petros Christodoulou

    Board Director
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    Became a Board Director, May 2016

  • Harold W. Hillier

    Board Director
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    Became a Board Director, May 2011

  • George Mavroudis

    Board Director
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    Became a Board Director, November 2011

  • Edward T. McDermott

    Board Director
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    Became a Board Director, May 2013

  • Barry J. Myers

    Board Director
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    Became a Board Director, November 2009

  • Hans-Georg Rudloff

    Board Director
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    Became a Board Director, May 2014

  • George Mavroudis CA, CFP

    George Mavroudis CA, CFP

    President and Chief Executive Officer - Guardian Capital Group, Chief Executive Officer - Guardian Capital LP
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    George Mavroudis is Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Capital (GCLP) and President and CEO, Guardian Capital Group Limited. He joined GCG in 2005 in a senior executive role, progressively assuming overall responsibility for the business management of the firm’s investment operations, including both institutional and private wealth management.

    His career in the financial services industry began in 1992 at Coopers & Lybrand. Prior to joining Guardian, George was a managing director at JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management, holding several senior management roles across their network of offices including London, New York and Toronto. He also served as CEO for Robert Fleming's Russia institutional brokerage and investment banking business, from his base in Moscow from 1995-1998.

    George graduated with a B.Comm from University of Toronto. He holds the Chartered Accountant designation (1995). He obtained the Certified Financial Planner designation from the Financial Planners Standards Council (2003).

  • Vern Christensen

    Vern Christensen

    Senior Vice President and Secretary
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    Vern Christensen is Senior Vice President and Secretary for Guardian Capital Group Limited (GCG). He joined GCG in 1977 and has responsibility for facilities, office leases and insurance.

    Prior to GCG, his industry experience encompassed positions in the taxation, accounting, legal and operations areas.

    Vern graduated with a B.Comm from Mount Allison University (1961) and obtained the Chartered Accountant designation (1964).

  • A. Michael Christodoulou

    A. Michael Christodoulou

    Senior Vice President , Strategic Planning & Development
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    Michael (Mike) Christodoulou is Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Development.  Mike joined Guardian Capital LP in 1995 as a Canadian stock analyst, and was later promoted to portfolio manager, specializing in small- and mid-capitalization stocks. 

    His career in the financial services industry began in 1993, when he joined the Guardian Group of Funds in the client servicing department. In 2008 Mike was appointed Senior Vice President within the Guardian Capital Group focusing on strategic corporate initiatives. In 2012 he was promoted to Managing Director of Guardian's private wealth business and in this role was responsible for the overall business activities of GCA. In 2014 he was also given responsibility for Guardian Capital Real Estate LP.  In 2016 Mike transitioned to Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning & Development, actively involved with the business development of the real estate business.  He serves as a member of the board and is an Investment Committee member of Guardian Capital Real Estate LP. 

    Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University (1992). He is a CFA® charterholder (1998).

  • Matthew Turner

    Matthew Turner

    Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
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    Matthew (Matt) Turner is Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Guardian Capital Group Limited. He joined Guardian in 2007 and, as the senior officer in charge of all legal and regulatory matters within the Guardian Capital group of companies, is primarily responsible for corporate governance and compliance oversight.

    Prior to joining Guardian, Matt held senior legal and compliance roles at CI Investments Inc. and in the investment advisory subsidiaries of Assante Corporation. Previously, he served as Investigation Counsel with the Ontario Securities Commission and as Enforcement Counsel with the Investment Dealers Association of Canada.

    Matt holds an MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario (1995), a law degree from the University of Manitoba (1989), and is a CFA® Charterholder (2007). He has been called to the bar in Manitoba (1990) and Ontario (1996).

  • Donald Yi

    Donald Yi

    Chief Financial Officer
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    Donald Yi is the Chief Financial Officer of Guardian Capital Group Limited (“Guardian”). He joined Guardian in 2006 as Risk Management Officer. In August 2013, Donald was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Guardian. He is responsible for Finance and Information Technology for Guardian and its subsidiaries.

    His career in the financial services industry began in 1995 when he joined First Marathon Securities Limited. Previous roles included Director of Finance for Assante Corporation. Directly prior to joining Guardian, Donald held the role of Corporate Controller and Managing Director of Canadian Depository for Securities Limited.

    Donald graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce degree from University of Toronto (1992). He holds the Chartered Professional Accountant designation (1995).

  • Leslie Lee

    Leslie Lee

    Vice President, Human Resources
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    Leslie Lee is Vice President, Human Resources for Guardian Capital Group Limited (GCG). Leslie joined Worldsource Wealth Management (WWM) in 1997, assuming her current role in 2011. She has responsibility for all human resource functions within Guardian Capital and its various divisions including WWM and its three business units.

    Her career in the financial services industry began in 1982 when she joined Imperial Life in their advisor administration and compensation area. Over the next 14 years in the insurance arena other roles included product support analyst (software design for insurance advisors) and advisor support, as well as becoming a licensed insurance advisor. Leslie’s expertise, developed in these varied roles, combined with her early responsibilities with WWM, led to an organic transition into the HR field. Initially she was promoted to Manager Human Resources (2001) for WWM, subsequently expanding these responsibilities to encompass GCG and progressively advancing to senior human resources positions.

    Leslie is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario.


  • General Inquiries

    • Commerce Court West
    • 199 Bay Street - Suite 3100 PO Box 201
    • Toronto, Ont. M5L 1E8