Peter Brown founded Canaccord Capital in 1968, built it into the largest independent investment company in Canada and played a vital role in financing hundreds of B.C. businesses. While he was chairman of the University of British Columbia, his conviction resulted in the university’s most successful fundraising campaign to date.
Brown served as chair of the B.C. Enterprise Corp. and B.C. Place Corp. and was Vice Chairman of Expo ’86. He was also chair of the Vancouver Stock Exchange and is on the board of trustees for The Fraser Institute. He was the recipient of the Pacific Area Entrepreneur of the year award.