Scott Shepherd

Scott M. Shepherd, B.A. (Hons.), MBA, KSJ, CITP

President and Chief Executive Officer, NORTHSTAR Trade Finance Inc.

Born in Ontario, Canada and educated at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Mr. Shepherd has been extensively involved in exports throughout his business career. He has worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International trade, Export Development Corporation, Imperial Chemical Industries PLC and Trafalgar House PLC, as well as a stint as Chief Financial Officer with the Nexus Group of Companies in Burnaby, B.C. Canada. As President and founding director of NORTHSTAR, Mr. Shepherd is very involved with the promotion and support of small and medium-sized exporters in Canada and around the world.

Mr. Shepherd serves on a number of Canadian Boards.  In 2008, Transport Canada appointed Mr. Shepherd to serve as Director of Ridley Terminals where he currently chairs the Audit Committee.  He is a Director and member of the Audit Committee for the National Arts Center Foundation; Chairman, MDS Aero Support Corporation; Chairman and co-founder of Samaritan Project, Vancouver Hospital; BC Chair Development Committee for Dalhousie University;

In 2013, Mr. Shepherd was appointed Canadian National Chair, Canadian Armed Forces Liaison Council and is also an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of British Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own. He also serves as Chair of the Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Council, Police and Peace Officers Memorial Ribbon Society.

Mr. Shepherd was appointed Honorary Consul of Uruguay for British Columbia and Alberta. The Priory of Canada of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (St. John Ambulance) appointed him Honorary President for British Columbia and Yukon. He is a Knight of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem. His past directorships and volunteer positions include British Columbia Chair, Canadian Armed Forces Liaison Council, National Director and Member of the Audit Committee of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; past Vice-chair and Trustee, Richmond Hospital Foundation; Governor of York House School and of St. George’s School; Director and Chair of Audit Committee Pender Financial Corporation Vancouver.

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