Tennis Canada announced Tuesday that Richard Harris from West Vancouver has been nominated to the Tennis Canada Board of Directors effective immediately. The current partner and managing director of Tricor Pacific Founders Capital Inc., Harris brings 30 years of business experience to the Board including 15 years as a CEO or Chairman. He will replace Hector MacKay-Dunn, also from British Columbia, who has completed a decade of distinguished service as a Tennis Canada Director.
“We are so pleased to have Richard join the Board,” said Derrick Rowe, Chair of the Board. “Richard brings a wealth of experience from the corporate world both domestically and internationally as well as his passion and dedication to the sport of tennis. It is an exciting time for tennis in Canada and we all look forward to having Richard join us.”
Before his role at Tricor Pacific Founders Capital Inc., Harris was the CEO of Golden Boy Foods and CEO of Coca-Cola Drikker AS. He also spent 10 years at The Coca-Cola Company, including responsibility in his early career for leading its marketing and event sponsorship in the United Kingdom at properties like Wimbledon, the British Open, and the FIFA World Cup. A local club player in Vancouver and a fan of the sport, Harris is a member of the Canadian tennis community. His complete bio can be found here.
“I am a passionate tennis fan and am grateful to have the opportunity to contribute my skills to the growth of the sport,” said Harris. “I look forward to helping the Tennis Canada organization fulfill its vision of our country becoming a world-leading tennis nation.”
Harris joins the incumbent members of the Board, led by chair Derrick Rowe: Penny Ballem, Marc Bibeau, Jennifer Bishop, Jack Graham, Sebastien LeBlanc, John LeBoutillier, Stephen Mandel, Nadir Mohamed, Hart Pollack, Sam Sebastian, and Mike Tevlin.