Anthony Gill

Senior Associate

Education


Masters of Business Administration (MBA) - Strategy & Policy, University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Cell Biology, University of British Columbia

Experience


Consultant Services
1. Developed business planning curriculum and conducted 10-day training sessions for the Small Business Development for Aboriginal Women Program, through the Ministry of Small Business, Tourism & Culture.

2. Developed curriculum for the 4 levels of Financial Management workshops of the Native Fishermen's Training and Development Society

3. Taught Financial Management Module of the Native Fishermen's Training & Development Society Course. Topics included:

  • Budget Forecasting
  • Taxation & G.S.T.
  • Negotiating Techniques
  • License Updates
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Expansion Financing
  • Business Mathematics
  • Government Policies
  • Bookkeeping

4. Completed a program review of the B.C. Association of Indian Friendship Centres, assessing past performance, stated goals and relationship with member friendship centres.

5. Developed Venture Business Plans for Y.M.C. Management Corporation that included:

  • General Business Plan, outlining the long-term strategy and situational analysis of Y.M.C.
  • Joint Venture with P.C.L. Constructors Pacific Ltd. and Ledcor surrounding the construction of a 8.5 km section of the Vancouver Island Highway Project.
  • Establishment of a housing construction division.
  • Acquisition of a company to manufacture concrete products, including highway median dividers

6. Under contract with the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs for the continuing provision of aftercare advisory services to 130 First Citizen's Fund loan recipients, in the areas of marketing, operations, financing and human relations. Businesses range from trades contractors to art galleries, acting/talent agencies, restaurateurs, campgrounds, etc.

7. Prepared business plans for D.F.O. Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy - Licence Reallocation Program on behalf of the Ahousaht, Sliammon, Haisla (Kitamaat Village) and Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nations. Successfully arranged for transfer of Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut, Prawn by Trap, Crab, and Euphausiid (Krill) Licenses as well as a 47' fibreglass freezer vessel.

8. Completed business plans and pro-forma financial statements for the following companies & industries:

  • Commercial Fisheries Salmon, Roe Herring, Shelfish (Oyster, Clam), Herring Spawn-on-Kelp, Halibut, Rockfish (Inside & Outside), Prawn-by-Trap, Crab, Tuna, Neon Flying Squid, Euphausiid.
  • Forestry / Silviculture / Arboriculture
  • Road Construction Contracting - Excavators, Tank Drill, Loaders
  • Transportation - Marine & Ground Freight Service, Courier.
  • Health Care - Ambulance & Rescue Services, Adult Care Facility
  • Retail Food Service - Franchises, Restaurant & Catering
  • Recreation & Leisure - Ecotourism, Sport Fishing, Video Arcade, Tour Bus Operators.
  • Fine Arts - Video Production, Graphic Design, First Nations Art Galleries, Acting Talent Agencies, Haute Couture Fashion Design.

9. Worked jointly with the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs in creating a Policies and Procedures Manual for the Native Economic Development Advisory Board - detailing the duties, responsibilities, and protocol of its directors.

10. Prepared an Aboriginal Business Resource Handbook for the Aboriginal Business Development Program, for distribution to Bands and Tribal Councils in British Columbia.

11. Prepared, submitted and followed-up on funding applications for a number of industry-specific government programs including:

  • Aboriginal Business Canada
  • First Citizen's Fund
  • T.R.I.C.O.R.P.
  • Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital
  • All Nations Trust Co.
  • Nuu-Chah-Nulth Ec Dev
  • Fisheries Renewal B.C.
  • Forestry Renewal B.C.
  • Women's Enterprise Society
  • First People's Cultural
  • I.N.A.C. - R.A.N. Program
  • I.N.A.C. - Capital Programs
  • H.R.D.C. Wage Subsidy
  • Heritage Canada
  • D.F.O. - A.F.S.

12. Devised training initiatives for First Nations in the areas of computer software applications, business plan development, entrepreneurial skills, life skills, and office administration skills. Also sourced both funding and trainers for these initiatives.

13. Assessed the feasibility of constructing a 10 bed Adult Care Facility for the Kitamaat Village Council Health Committee.

14. Set-up computerised bookkeeping systems for First Nations individuals and corporations, using the software package Simply Accounting.

15. Developed corporate identity packages, including brochures, business cards and marketing correspondence.