Dave holds and Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from York University.
Dave provides general business consulting services to business and government. An ‘end to end’ implementation leader for the design and delivery of large-scale transformation initiatives, Dave offers expertise in all facets of complex projects, governance, and partnerships that use custom contract and relationship agreements to succeed.
Dave has a track record of delivering on time and on budget leading the Ontario Government’s implementation of its Cap and Trade program for Greenhouse Gas Emissions, introducing Ontario into the North American GHG Emissions Trading market successfully in 2017 raising $472 million at its first allowance auction. Previously, Dave led a seamless migration of Ontario’s $60 million Driver Examination Services to the private sector using a ten-year license agreement and effectively managing the contract through development of strong oversight provisions.
Respected, accountable and an authentic communicator, Dave has built a reputation for delivering by cultivating a strong work ethic within trusted, focused teams. He has worked collaboratively with public and private sector organizations seeking to craft and launch new initiatives to meet critical delivery requirements.
Bringing over thirty years of experience at four ministries in the Government of Ontario gives Dave a unique depth and breadth of experience in leading and managing all facets of large program development and program management.
Environment and Climate Change
Senior Program Manager, Ontario Cap and Trade Program for Greenhouse Gas.
Project Manager and Contract Oversight Manager, Ontario Driver Examination Services.
Economic Development and Trade
Provided business policy advice. Managed development of corporate call program to attract investment to Ontario. Developed key relationships with industry, federal and municipal governments. Designed and launched $150 million Sector Partnership Fund.
Agriculture and Food
Secretariat to Deputy Minister’s Committee on Grape and Wine Adjustment.
Delivered $10 million Marketing Assistance Program for Pork.