Dr. Rudy North has made a career out of investing while giving back to the community through his commitment to social and environmental issues. After retiring from PH&N in 1998, Rudy went on to create North Growth Management Ltd. where he is currently CEO and President.
His passion for marine issues began during his youth in Richmond where he spent his spare time on the banks of the Fraser River. Rudy is a longstanding and active supporter of a wide variety of social, environmental and educational causes in BC, contributing his time, ideas and money to pioneering projects such as the Rivers Institute at BCIT, Imagine BC dialogues, Tides Canada Energy Initiative, and CarbonTalks at SFU.
Dr. North supports research at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Sciences Centre, the Nature Trust of BC, and numerous local social service organizations. He was the lead Canadian donor for the conservation of the Great Bear Rainforest on the central and north coast of BC. In 2006, he was conferred with a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa by Simon Fraser University and in 2010 a Doctor of Technology, honoris causa by BCIT. In 2010 he was named a member of the Order of Canada.