Andrew Abbott spent 25 years in the capital markets arena within the investment business. In 2002, he helped to found Tristone Capital Inc., a boutique investment house focused on the global energy industry. Tristone grew to 170 employees with offices around the world before it was sold to Macquarie Bank of Australia in 2009.
Since leaving the investment industry, Andrew has focused on giving back to his community. A recent graduate of the National Security Programme (NSP) at the Canadian Forces College (CFC), Andrew is one the first Canadian private citizens to undertake the curriculum. While at the CFC, he completed a Master of Arts degree in Security and Defence Management and Policy. A strong supporter of Canada’s military, Andrew is currently the Honorary Colonel for 1 Air Maintenance Squadron at 4 Wing in Cold Lake, Alberta. He’s also a Senior Shareholder and Associate of the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede, and serves on the board of Hope Air.
In May of 2012, Andrew was diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. With early detection, he was able to tackle the disease, and with the successful outcome, was able to become a graduate. He is now active in driving the Man Van for the Prostate Cancer Centre and is an advocate for early detection of the disease.
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