David has served on over 39 different boards of directors in Canada, America, Mexico, Australia and England and been chairman of 9 public companies.
He was the founding Managing Director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (2003-2008), an organization that today represents 50 institutional investors with ~C$3 trillion of assets under management.
David was the President of Weston Foods, a multi-billion sales company in food processing from 1984 until 1994.
He began teaching at the University of Toronto as a Professor of Strategy in 1998. Today he directs the Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation at the University.
In 2013 he was inducted into the Order of Canada (the C.M. above) the nation’s highest civilian honor and was earlier awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal. In 1994 he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (the O.B.E. above) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his services to Papua New Guinea. On June 26, 2018 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) a grouping of global asset managers with AUMs ~$33 trillion.
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