Meet Our Leadership Team


Our consulting approach is rooted in our experience: an unparalleled combination of client consulting, benefit administration, group underwriting and data analytics expertise.


At Northern Star Benefits Consultants, we serve our clients as an extension of their leadership team. Since 2008, our trusted partnerships with associated HR consultants, third party administrators, and employment lawyers rounds out our practice, ensuring our clients a top-tier consulting experience, to realize competitive advantage, business risk protection, and optimized people programs.


Graham Danford


CEO & President

Personal Insurance Consultant

Benefits Consultant

The founder, owner and President of Northern Star Benefit Consultants, and Northern Star Financial, Graham understands the challenges and opportunities facing business owners.

With over 30 years in benefits consulting,  and personal insurance in both the global marketplace, and Canada, Graham nurtures long-term business relationships with business owners, HR and Finance leaders. Experienced in benefits consulting, harmonizing complex plans through mergers and acquisitions, group RRSP administration and supporting union worker employers through collective bargaining, Graham is always just a phone call, or text away, from helping clients and their employees.


Our partnership with you


deliver on our commitments: We advocate on your behalf, negotiating the best terms, conditions, and options aligned to your business priorities and needs.

are forthcoming: Our annual service agreement spells out our commitments, pricing, and services so you know what to expect and the value we deliver. Partnership with a wide array of insurance partners ensures impartiality.

are experienced: a collective 45 years of industry and client consulting experience, specializing in benefits consulting, group RRSP, personal insurance, and business insurance solutions. We help you mitigate risk and capitalize on your benefit program investments. 

cater to Canadian and B.C. businesses: We dedicate our practice to Canadian businesses. We understand the current and emerging trends, and economic environment and standards of BC. While meetings with clients have us enjoying all of British Columbia, we call the Fraser Valley, and South Delta, home.

empower healthy workplaces: We invest in the communities in which we work and live, supporting organizations committed to empowering workplace health.