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Andrew Saxton

Andrew Saxton
Andrew Saxton- North Van. Conservative MP.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for North Vancouver
In office
October 14, 2008 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Don Bell
Succeeded by Jonathan Wilkinson
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
In office
September 9, 2013 – November 3, 2015
Preceded by Shelly Glover
Succeeded by François-Philippe Champagne
Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and for Western Economic Diversification
In office
May 25, 2011 – September 18, 2013
Preceded by as
Russ Hiebert as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification
Succeeded by Dan Albas
Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board
In office
November 7, 2008 – May 24, 2011
Preceded by Pierre Poilievre
Succeeded by Saxton as President of the Treasury Board and Western Economic Diversification
Personal details
Born (1964-03-11) March 11, 1964 (age 53)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political party Conservative
Residence North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alma mater University of Western Ontario - BA
Profession banking executive
Parliamentary Secretary Saxton welcomes Indian scholars visiting Simon Fraser University, 2011

Andrew Saxton (born March 11, 1964) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the electoral district of North Vancouver in the 2008 Canadian federal election and re-elected in 2011; he was defeated in 2015. He is a member of the Conservative Party.

Life and careerEdit

Saxton was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Hungarian immigrant father who came to Canada in 1947, becoming a real estate developer.[1] He was named parliamentary secretary to the President of the Treasury Board on November 7, 2008 and re-appointed to the same position on June 1, 2011. He was also appointed parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Western Economic Diversification on June 1, 2011. In September 2013, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance. He has served on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Joint Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations and the Finance Committee. He serves as vice-chair of the Canada-China Legislative Association, co-chair of the Canada-Philippines Interparliamentary Group, chair of the Canada-Hong Kong, Canada-Malaysia, Canada-Brunei Parliamentary Friendship Groups and vice-chair of Canada-Thailand and Canada-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Groups.

Immediately prior to being elected Member of Parliament, Saxton served as chief executive officer of King George Financial Corporation, a real-estate investment firm; director of Canaco Resources Inc., a mineral exploration company; director of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon; and member of the BC Premier's Asia Pacific Trade Council. Saxton has also served on the Vancouver City Planning Commission, the YVR Aeronautical Noise Management Committee and was founder and past-President of the Pacific Club.

He attended Upper Canada College where he graduated with an honours high school diploma in 1982. In his last year at UCC, he served as head of Wedd's House and a member of the UCC Board of Stewards. He went on to attend the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with a B.A. in Administrative and Commercial Studies (ACS - Financial Studies) in 1986, now known as DAN Management Program (BMOS). He began his career in finance with Credit Suisse in Switzerland. He later took a position with Credit Suisse in New York City and thereafter returned to Vancouver with the same firm. In 1994, he moved to Hong Kong as senior account manager with HSBC and in 1997 he was appointed senior vice-president of HSBC Private Banking in Singapore.

Saxton enjoys playing ice hockey and snow skiing in winter and tennis, golf, water skiing and boating in summer.

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