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Giles Newman

As CEO of EDIP Sovereign Wealth Solutions Inc., Giles specializes in helping organizations formulate investment strategy and to bridge the gap that often exists between strategic intent and operational delivery of growth. He is an effective disruptive innovator within organizations and has considerable experience helping clients with efficiency, performance management and structural reform.

Giles Newman is also a senior international financial advisor with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors assisting organizations with financial advice, financing and funding support, strategic development, transformation and operational delivery with a focus on outcomes gained through working within the Boardroom for over 20 years.

Giles has developed a growing reputation for advising First Nations clients on Nation Building, finding solutions that build a vision, underpinned by significant and wholesale economic development. He has recently assisted a number of First Nations Governments across BC and Alberta with their strategic economic development and transformation planning.

Giles is committed to working with First Nations and business leaders alike to make things happen. He has been instrumental in changing the economic development activities in a number of First Nations concentrating on delivering returns from assets and structuring strategies that concentrate on maximizing profit and job creation. He specializes in businesses that have been neglected.

Giles is one of very few trusted advisors capable of facilitating big thinking and able to deal with the complexity of creating and structuring successful joint ventures between First Nations and industry. He has also been a trusted advisor to the BC Jobs and Investment Board and has led a number of Boardroom assignments in the public and not-for-profit sector within Canada, including being a strategic advisor and former Board member of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance.

Giles was previously a partner in a large accounting firm in Canada and headed the national healthcare practice of another large accounting firm in the UK prior to moving to Canada in 2011.

In the UK, Giles was a trusted advisor for key political and organizational leaders, including within the UK Government and at the regional leadership level, where he was asked to restructure the health system in London, UK as part of small team created by NHS London, with the support of the Cabinet Office.

Giles is a qualified accountant from the UK and holds his institute’s FCA designation.