C. Scott M. Shepherd – Biography

CFLC National Chair

Mr. Shepherd was born in Chatham, Ontario. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BA-Hon) and Dalhousie University (MBA) and is a Fellow of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NORTHSTAR Trade Finance Inc. in Vancouver, an organization that provides financing to credit-worthy international buyers of Canadian goods and services. The company has regional offices located in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal.

Prior to founding NORTHSTAR in 1994, Mr. Shepherd had wide-ranging executive careers in finance in both the private and public sectors. He was formerly President of Dalhousie Financial Corporation in Richmond B.C., Chief Financial Officer of the Nexus Group of Companies, Burnaby B.C., Treasurer and Finance Manager of Chemetics International Company, Vancouver B.C., Export Finance Officer for the Export Development Corporation in Ottawa, Ontario and Assistant Trade Commissioner for the Dept of External Affairs in Manila, Philippines.

Mr. Shepherd currently holds directorships in the NORTHSTAR group of companies, Sovereign Star Trade Finance Inc. (UK), MDS Aerospace Corporation (Montreal) and Pender Financial Corporation (Vancouver). He also serves and has served on a number of charitable and volunteer boards and committees including: The Richmond Hospital Foundation (Vice-Chair and Treasurer), Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (National Board Director and Chair of Export Finance and Insurance Committee), York House School (Chair of Capital Campaign) Saint Georges School (Past-Chair New Parents Committee), Dalhousie University- Associate Governor (Management Without Borders Capital Campaign), the B.C. Institute for Studies in International Trade (Director) and the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (B.C. Chair).

Mr. Shepherd was honoured with the Transport Canada Award by Transport Canada in 1982 and 1983, and the Export Excellence Personal Leadership Award by the B.C. government in 1999.

He was appointed the B.C. Chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council in the Year 2004 after serving several years as a Regional Director.

Mr. Scott Shepherd was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) in 2012. The Vancouver-based regiment is part of the Army Reserve, and its role is armoured reconnaissance.

Vancouver, British Columbia V7X 1C4
Tel: 604.664.5828
Fax: 604.664.5838

s.shepherd@northstar.ca

 

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