In Memoriam: Stuart Ross Sherwood made an incredible contribution to the local and national investment communities. Ross enjoyed an illustrious 44-year career at the investment firm of Odlum Brown Limited, which included six years as the firm’s President and CEO. Other roles he had held include Director of the Canadian Securities Institute and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund; Governor of the Vancouver Stock Exchange; and Chairman of the Pacific District Investment Dealers Association. He also served on numerous boards, including the Sauder School of Business at UBC.
We, at the IIAC, are deeply saddened by his passing. For several years, Ross served on the Board of Directors of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA), and in 2005-2006 was appointed Chairman of the IDA. In February 2006, he accepted the position of inaugural Chair of the IIAC following the IDA split into two separate and independent organizations—a self-regulatory organization and an industry association.
Mr. Sherwood played a pivotal role during the transition period and in charting a course for the IIAC. The strategies championed by Ross laid the groundwork for the success the IIAC enjoys today and have served us well in fulfilling our mission as the Voice of Canada’s Investment Dealer Firms.
Ross Sherwood will be sorely missed. On behalf of the IIAC, and our Board of Directors, I want to express my sincere condolences to his family. We are grateful for Ross Sherwood’s many contributions to Canada and to the IIAC.