BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1982. As an MVP defensive back for the Thunderbirds, he helped the team to an undefeated season and their first-ever Vanier Cup National Championship. During his five-year career, David was a record-breaking kick returner and three-time All-Star and All-Canadian Defensive back. David went on to play five years of professional football in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. After retiring from football, David joined Yorkton Securities and eventually went into private investment banking. David sits on the board of several oil, gas, and tech companies, and has been a founding shareholder of many start-ups, including American Oil & Gas Inc., which was sold to Hess Corporation in late 2010. David has been recognized frequently in Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 and was voted by The Vancouver Sun as one of the Top 100 South Asians making a difference in BC. In 2013, David was honored by the Government of Canada with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the NRI Award for his tireless work in the community. He currently sits on the Board of Governors for the University of British Columbia and is one of the select few of UBC football players to be inducted into both the UBC and BC Football Hall of Fame.
Jerry was part of the UBC Thunderbirds’ 1982 Vanier Cup Championship team where he was an All-Canadian offensive lineman. He was selected first overall in the 1983 CFL draft and played in the CFL for five years with Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa. Jerry is currently the Director of Transportation for the City of Vancouver. He received his civil engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and has worked at the city for 26 years. Jerry served as a City Councillor for the City of New Westminster for nine years and has served on numerous boards and commissions including Metro Vancouver’s Labour Relations Bureau, the New Westminster Heritage Foundation, New Westminster’s Arts and Culture Commission and the Transportation Association of Canada’s Chief Engineers’ Council.
David played for the Thunderbirds from 1978 to 1979. David is currently CEO of the MST Development Corporation managing billions worth of real estate development with the First Nations. Previously he was the President of Aquilini Development and Construction Ltd, where he oversaw the construction of three towers around Rogers Arena, Prior to joining Aquilini Development and Construction Ltd, David was the Senior Vice President of Concord Pacific Group. As an industry leader in restorative development, David has also served as both a Director and President of the Urban Development Institute – Pacific Region.
Richard received his Bachelor of Economics in 1985 from Harvard University, where he was a three-time All-American, three-time All Ivy League Player, and three-time National Champion with the squash team. He then went on to receive his law degree from the University of Victoria. Richard is currently a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP, one of Canada’s largest business law firms. He is listed in Chambers Global as one of the World’s Leading Lawyers.