David is currently the Vice President and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Since joining the Board of Trade in 2013, David has led a team of event professionals who deliver outstanding experiences on a regular basis. This includes policy-focused forums on energy, technology, the economy, health care, international trade and transportation. Additionally, under David’s leadership the Board of Trade has hosted many high profile speakers including Former US President Barack Obama, Prime Ministers Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, the Premiers of Alberta and British Columbia, Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations, Former US First Lady Michelle Obama, Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Harvard Professor Michael Porter, various Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Canada and many other business, political and community leaders.
Previously, he worked at Grant Thornton LLP as the Director of Finance and Operations and as Director in several departments at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He has more than 15 years of experience in complex event management. This includes a variety of operational roles at nine NFL Super Bowls, five US College Football Playoff National Championships, three Winter Olympic Games, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and one Pan American Games.
David is active in a number of national organizations. He is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s Advisory Board for Sustainable Business. Additionally, David is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
David is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Environmental Professional and Chartered Director. His business experience includes governance, risk management, sponsorship, accounting and finance in both the not-for-profit and private sectors.