Scott Shepherd was born in Chatham, Ontario and has a demonstrated history in working in international trade and business development.
He has served on numerous Corporate Boards and Not-For-Profit entities. Skilled in negotiation, business planning and international business, he is known for his customer relationships and team building. Scott is the National Chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC), working closely with the Canadian Armed Forces and business leaders across Canada to forge better relationships for deployments of the Canadian Reserve Force, with over 170 volunteers and 35 Reserve Force personnel supporting and reporting to him. Long a supporter of small exporters, Scott was the founder and chief executive of Northstar Trade Finance Inc. which was instrumental in arranging financial support for over C$2.9 billion in exports for small and mid sized Canadian exporters (SMEs) during its 25 year history. Scott is also the founder and chair of the scholarship foundation for the children of fallen peace officers across Canada. This is funded through the activities of the Memorial Ribbon Society.
Past volunteer activities have included being vice-chairman of the Richmond Hospital Foundation, Honorary President of St. John Ambulance British Columbia, serving on the St. George’s and York House School boards and was the Honorary Consul for Uruguay for British Columbia, Alberta and The Yukon until May 2018, when he retired.
Scott also holds the honorary appointment of Trade Counsellor and Advisor for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Scott is also the past honorary Lt. Colonel. of the British Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own. He held this position for 6 years.Scott is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University and the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate directors (ICD) and has served for 10 years on the federal crown Board of Directors for Ridley Terminals. He also is very involved in supporting the arts and was an active board member on the National Arts Centre Foundation for 9 years, focusing on promoting Aboriginal Performing Arts at the Centre. He is currently Chair of MDS Aero Support Corporation in Ottawa. He was a recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to Canada.