J. A. RichardsonCouncillorCert. Bus Admin, Bcomm, MBA
A member of the Mi´kmaq reserve of Pabineau, New Brunswick, Jim has served as a senior officer with the Canadian Armed Forces and he has a variety of experience at the senior level in Government and the private sector. The first Aboriginal graduate in Queen’s MBA in residence program, Jim has experience as a CEO, a chief financial officer, a lender with a bank, in cash management including hedging in multiple currencies and spot market transactions, auditing, marketing, project management, program delivery and operations, strategic planning and all aspects of financial and human resources management.
Until recently, Jim was living and doing volunteer work in the Amazon basin in Peru. He assumed the role of economic development officer in January 2020 and after the April 2020 Pabineau First Nation election he was elected Councillor with the ongoing responsibility for economic development. He was a member of the Government sponsored Task Force on Aboriginal Development Financing where he chaired the Regulatory Issues Sub-Committee, he served on a number of ad hoc committees at the National level and he was a frequent guest lecturer at the Banff Centre for Management in their Aboriginal Financial Management Program. Jim is married to Rossana and has four children Deborah, Scott, Robbie and Guanluca.