Geordie Hungerford is the Chief Executive Officer of the First Nations Financial Management Board, one of three fiscal institutions created under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act to support First Nations economic development, by supporting First Nations efforts to access the capital markets and by providing capacity development support to First Nations in the areas of financial administration law development and certification of their financial performance and financial management systems.
The FMB also assists First Nations in the development, implementation, and improvement of financial relationships with financial institutions, business partners and other governments, to enable the economic and social development of First Nations.
Geordie brings deep experience in finance and financial law, with experience as a senior investment products securities lawyer at the British Columbia Securities Commission, financial tribunal Chair and CEO at the Financial Services Tribunal (BC), management consultant at McKinsey & Company and mergers and acquisitions investment banker at Broadview (now Jefferies).
He has also practised Aboriginal and corporate law at a national law firm, driven economic development initiatives for the Gwich’in Nation, and represented the Gwich’in Nation in international Arctic economic development forums at the Arctic Economic Council and Arctic Council. He has initiated and led Indigenous mentoring, networking, Reconciliation and UNDRIP policy development initiatives at the Canadian Bar Association (BC and National).
Geordie holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MA (East Asian Studies/Chinese) from Stanford University, a law degree from the University of British Columbia, and an electrical and computer engineering degree from Queen’s University. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, having studied for a year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Geordie is a CFA Charterholder, CAIA Charterholder and an Action Canada Fellow. He is Gwich’in (Northwest Territories and Yukon modern agreement).