Doug Hunter has extensive experience in creating manufacturing operations and growing industrial businesses. He played an instrumental role in the development and management of projects in the ethanol, automotive, and renewable energy sectors, where he holds ownership positions in several private companies.
A former senior partner of a national and international Canadian law firm, Hunter played a key role in developing and expanding the firm’s banking and insolvency practice and was also actively involved in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and industry consolidations. He also led a team that, together with its Russian counterparts, advised on the writing of the bankruptcy and insolvency laws of the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Doug Hunter is a graduate of Queen’s University (BA) and the University of Toronto (LLB), and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is also a former Governor of the Shaw Festival and served as Vice Chairman of the Shaw Festival Foundation as well as being a member of its Campaign Cabinet. He is a member of the Regimental Senate of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s).
Doug has had a life-long interest in history and the military. Although he never served, he has always wished he had. He is also a trustee of the Argyll Regimental Foundation, a member of the Regiment’s World War I Committee, and chairs the subcommittee charged with publishing the forthcoming history of the 19th Battalion, Second Division, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Doug and his wife, Colleen, have been married for 50 years and live happily in Niagara-on-the-Lake. They travel extensively and regularly visit their son, Christopher, daughter-in-law-Lisa, and two grandsons, William and Sebastian, who live in Los Angeles.