Susan St Amand
TEP, FEA, ICD.D
Susan St. Amand is an entrepreneur, the Founder and President of The Sirius Group Inc. and Sirius Financial Services in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She specializes in continuity planning for Business and Philanthropic Families with wealth. Susan collaborates with client families and their professional team to develop strategies and goals focused on their unique value systems.
Susan has over 30 years of experience in finance, governance, strategy, risk management and philanthropy. Her advisory services are built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect. Susan’s integrity, passion, ‘big picture’ view, intense listening and communication skills, and comprehensive approach make her uniquely skilled. Susan has continued as the President of the successful life insurance business she started in 1990, while focusing her consulting on family enterprise continuity.
Susan is Chair of the Board of Family Enterprise Canada, a director on the local Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Co-Chair of the local International Women’s Forum, a member of The Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), The Purposeful Planning Institute, ADVOCIS, and the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU).
Past Chair of the Board of the Ottawa International Airport Authority, Past Chair of CALU, Past Chair of the Ottawa STEP Chapter and one of twenty founders of the Women for Mental Health campaign associated with the Royal Ottawa Centre for Mental Health. Over the last 30 years, Susan has sat in leadership positions on more than 20 boards.
Susan started her independent continuity planning firm over 30 years ago.