Vancouver, BC | Neil de Gelder is executive vice-president of Stern Partners Inc., a Vancouver-based private investment firm with a portfolio of over a dozen operating companies across a diverse range of industry sectors. Prior to 2005, he was a leading corporate and securities lawyer at a major Canadian law firm where his practice encompassed a full range of capital market activities. He was the executive director of the B.C. Securities Commission from 1987 – 1990, the vice-chair of Insurance Corporation of British Columbia from 2006 – 2012, and a founding director of FAIR Canada. He remains an independent director of a major Canadian mining company and chair of a B.C.-based venture capital fund.