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.
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for North Vancouver
October 14, 2008 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Don Bell|
|Succeeded by||Jonathan Wilkinson|
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance|
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|
May 25, 2011 – September 18, 2013
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|
November 7, 2008 – May 24, 2011
|Preceded by||Pierre Poilievre|
|Succeeded by||Saxton as President of the Treasury Board and Western Economic Diversification|
March 11, 1964 |
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Residence||North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario - BA|
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. 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.