Nch’kaỷ Development Corporation (NDC) – Chief Executive Officer

Nch’kaỷ Development Corporation (NDC) was formed to support the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw by generating wealth and creating prosperity from economic opportunities for current and future generations of the Nation in a manner that respects the Snewayelh and Nexwniw of the Nation and upholds the spirit and intent of the Amalgamation. As the main driver of future business success for the Nation, NDC plays a crucial role in making the Squamish Nation vision and CDP come to life through “economic vitality.”

NDC’s seven-member Board is made up of two Squamish council members, one community member and four independent directors. The Board is actively guiding the consolidation of the Squamish Nation business portfolio to achieve best-practices in governance. Bringing together the existing suite of businesses from across the real estate, natural resources, energy, and retail sectors, NDC and the Squamish Nation are poised to become one of the most influential business leaders in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia.

“There is a legend in Squamish Nation oral tradition that talks about the well-known peak of Nch’kaỷ (Garibaldi). In ancient times, a flood covered Squamish lands and reached as far south as Xwsa7k (Mount Baker). Nch’kaỷ was the only piece of land peaking out of the flood waters. During the flood, the Squamish people tied their canoes to the mountain’s volcanic peak. For the Squamish Nation it was a place of refuge, reconciliation and wealth.”

The Role

The President and CEO provide leadership and direction to Nch’kaỷ Development Corporation (NDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Squamish Nation, in support of NDC’s mandate under its governance and financial rules as established by the Board of Directors and under its shareholder agreement with Squamish Nation.

Accountable to the Board, the President and CEO is responsible for overall visioning and planning, general operations and administration of NDC, along with resource management, establishing the corporate culture of NDC, and honouring and upholding the Squamish Nation’s cultural values, traditions, and teachings through respect, equality, and harmony for all Squamish Nation members.

The President and CEO will be the chief “ambassador” and face of NDC to the Nation’s membership and all external partners and parties and will be a bridge-builder and champion for Squamish Nation businesses. The President and CEO will be responsible for developing tools and processes to analyze and make recommendations on new and exciting business opportunities that align with the economic, environmental and social goals of Squamish Nation. In their first year, the President and CEO will lead NDC organizational development initiatives and create a multi-year strategic plan, including:

• Create plans that include Squamish Nation members in all aspects of NDC development and operations

• Evaluate potential real estate development and transactions

• Effectively communicate the NDC vision across diverse internal and external audiences

• Operationalize projects with a view to leaving a legacy for future generations

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