Meet Stewart Anderson, Manager, Community Investment-Indigenous Partnerships, Vancity (Vancouver City Savings Credit Union), Canada.
Stewart grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and attended Dalhousie University, before travelling, doing his Masters degree in International Development in Arizona, and relocating to Vancouver.
He has worked in the financial services sector for the last 25 years, and has a strong background in economic development, project finance, and corporate lending, as well as a keen awareness of the importance of relationship building. His clients have included Aboriginal Social Service agencies, First Nation Governments, Aboriginal and First Nation Development Corporations, and First Nation/Private Sector Joint Ventures.
In his current role as Manager, Indigenous Partnerships, Stewart works to broaden and deepen the Credit Union's involvement with Aboriginal communities in and beyond the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people.