Susan St. Amand is the Founder and President of Sirius Financial Services in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She specializes in continuity planning for families with wealth, including strategic risk management. Her strong technical skills and expert knowledge of financial instruments and governance make her uniquely skilled.
Susan’s firm is built on trust and mutual respect between client and professional advisor. She works with multi-generational families and their team of advisors to integrate their values and successfully transfer assets from one generation to the next. Susan’s integrity, passion, ‘big picture’ view, intense listening skills, comprehensive approach, technical skills and knowledge position her at the top of her field.
In addition to her work within the insurance, estate, trust and financial services fields, Susan is Chair of the Board for the Ottawa Community Foundation, Past Chair of the Board of the Ottawa International Airport Authority, co-Chair of the executive for the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Ottawa Chapter, Director for the Family Enterprise Xchange National Board, member of IWF Ottawa Chapter, and one of twenty founders of the Women for Mental Health campaign associated with the Royal Ottawa Centre for Mental Health.
Susan served as a chair of the board for a small private steel company, is a past chair of the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, has served as a director on over 20 boards. She currently acts as a professional resource for multiple organizations. In 2010, she was a finalist for the Business Women of the Year Award in the Professional series and has earned multiple awards of recognition in her profession.