Dave is the Senior Fellow for the Centre for Corporate Governance and a Fellow with the SFU Centre for Dialogue.
As a lawyer working in international transactions in land-use and technology development, he
started thinking about a Principled Governance™ approach fifteen years ago.
Informed by prior work in business operations-management and economic public-policy, he
developed governance literacy and professional standards with universities, professional organizations, First Nations, local governments, NGOs, and land, resource and technology-development enterprises.
context is the global marketplace in the digital realm.
specializes in how law addresses fairness in complex organizations around the world.
Working in comparative fiduciary duties the focus is how to balance public interests (including regulatory compliance) and private interests (including closely held organizations, special interests and personal interests) with long-term best interests of organizations, and the inevitable conflicts which result.
starts with legal duties and chains of authority, and assesses against the values of corporate and civil-society enterprises where everything matters.
He has served as a governance expert on legal duties for a financial institution commission, chaired a panel review of a national public broadcaster's digital realm, served as interim chair for both an international resource-extraction enterprise and for a mixed use high-end strata corp., and provided governance expertise for a National Centre of Excellence review.
Earlier development of the Governance Platform™ document framework included briefing materials and an integrity infrastructure stream.
Working with the Beedie Learning Strategies Group from 2004-2007 Dave enjoyed exchanging ideas on comparative systems with leaders from Heilongjiang, China SoEs; Bocconi, Italy, MBAs, and; First Nations, BC communities.
is currently writing on comparative governance standards including anglo-american securities exchange and corporate systems.
David is a lawyer, recognized as a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation for his work on the International Law, NGO Committee.
community service board work included chairing the Vancouver City Planning Commission
and board service with the Family Services of Greater Vancouver.
Recent outreach has included participation in the Law, Justice and Development Week at the World Bank
in December 2012. (for further details, please see Dave's long-form CV)