Jeff Scott BOARD DIRECTOR | 2021 to present
I was born in Sarnia, Ontario as the youngest of four children and in 1971 my dad relocated us to Tsawwassen to start work at the newly constructed Roberts Bank Coal Terminal. My dad was born and raised in Baie Comeau, Quebec and my mom was from Bathurst, New Brunswick both from large families. With 34 aunts and uncles spread out throughout BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes it brought our cross country family road trips to a whole new level. I started dating my wife in my last year of high school, and we have now been married for 30 years. Carolyn is a primary teacher in the Richmond School District. We are blessed with three exceptional children. My oldest son is entering his second year of law school, my younger son will be finishing his last year of engineering and my daughter will soon be starting her last year of high school with the goal of attending medical school. Our family enjoys spending time together skiing, biking and hiking many of the local trails around the Lower Mainland. We also enjoy travelling and are fortunate to have journeyed together to many interesting parts of the world. I spend my remaining free time golfing, building, genealogy and volunteering. I obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Finance from the University of British Columbia. During my university days, I worked for the Port of Vancouver and was encouraged by a colleague to attend British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Diploma in Shipping and Marine Operations program. I was headed to the RCMP when unintentionally, I followed in my father’s footsteps and was assigned a work project at Fraser Surrey Docks as part of my second term. I started out as a dispatcher and spent the next twenty eight years working through all departments and areas of the organization. During the last 10 years, I had the privilege of being appointed President and CEO at the height of the global financial crisis. I lead the organization through restructuring, diversification, rebuilding and most recently a sale. I stayed on until the end of April 2020 and COVID presented a great opportunity to spend some quality time with my family. I accepted a new challenge in March 2021 joining Coastal Pacific Xpress as President and CEO after their recent divestment from Versacold. Both FSD and CPX are head quartered in Surrey. For the last 10 years I have been a director on the Reach Child and Youth Development Foundation where we recently completed a successful capital campaign to build a new $5 million outreach and services facility in downtown Ladner. The new building has allowed
us to support more
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children with special needs and their family. I have volunteered at
local community events and was actively involved as a youth coach for many years in local soccer, baseball and hockey associations. Previously, I was Chair of the Board of the BC Maritime Employers Association and currently Chair of the Fraser River Industrial Association advocating for sustainable and responsible economic activity in the Lower Fraser River. I am a Quantum Shift Fellow for the Ivey Business School and a member of McKay CEO Forums. I recently obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto where I met fellow Director Craig East. Craig had reached out to me during the final session of our Directors course and asked if I would be interested in joining the board at OCS. I had heard him talk passionately about his involvement and I liked the idea of getting involved in a larger more diverse community organization in Surrey. We also felt that my past experience in Risk Management, Governance and Community Engagement would be of benefit. Learning more, I was impressed with the wide range of social services OCS provides and all the different levels of community it supports. Through challenges some of my relatives and friends have unfortunately experienced, I have personally witnessed the benefits of several OCS programs. I am excited to join the board and bring my experience and passion for community to help support the great work that OCS, its staff and volunteers undertake every day.
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