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MDS Appoints New Chairman

Scott Shepherd, Chair MDS Aero Support Corporation

MDS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Scott Shepherd as Chairman of its’ Board of Directors.  Mr. Shepherd is the Founder and Chief Executive of Northstar Trade Finance Inc., one of Canada’s premier trade finance organizations for exporters.  He has been a valued supporter and business advisor to MDS for the past 17 years. 

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. 

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 serves on a number of Canadian Boards. He is the Chair, BC Provincial Committee, Canadian Armed Forces Liaison Council; Associate Governor, Dalhousie University; Director and Chair-Audit Committee, Federal Crown Corp, Ridley Terminals Inc, BC : Honorary Consul of Uruguay for  BC and Alberta; Director and member of Audit Committee,  National Arts Centre  Foundation; Governor, Board of Governors, Richmond Hospital Foundation. Honorary President, British Columbia – St. Johns Ambulance.

Past National Director and Member of Audit Committee, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; Past Governor, BC Institute for Studies in International Trade; Past Vice-Chair and Trustee, Richmond Hospital Foundation; Past Governor, York House School, Past Chair, New Parents Committee, St. Georges School.

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