Andrew Pringle worked in the investment business at RBC Capital Markets from 1972 to 2002, when he retired as Managing Director, Head of Global Fixed Income and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is currently the Chair of RPIA, an alternative asset manager focused on fixed income. Mr. Pringle is a Board member of Fidelity Investments in Canada having served on that company’s Independent Review Committee from 2007 to 2014. He is Chair of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR), and a director of The Shaw Foundation and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, as well as an advisor to the Evergreen Foundation for the Evergreen Brickworks project.
Mr. Pringle has also been active in politics, serving as Chair of the PC Ontario Fund from 2004 to 2008. In October 2007, he was a Progressive Conservative candidate in the Ontario provincial election, following which he served as the volunteer Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Official Opposition, John Tory, at Queen’s Park until the latter’s resignation in early 2009.
Mr. Pringle is a past Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board, the Board of Upper Canada College and the Shaw Festival. He has served on the board of The Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, The Walrus Foundation and is a former member of the Fundraising Advisory Committee for The 519 Community Centre.
In June 2016, Mr. Pringle was awarded the Order of Canada.
Born and raised in Toronto, Mr. Pringle still lives in downtown Toronto. He and his wife, broadcaster Valerie Pringle, have three children: Catherine, Anthony and Geoffrey.