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Professional background

With skills honed in a career spanning over 30 years, David is today recognised as a leading operational and financial executive in the professional services industry. David serves on the Global Leadership Team tasked with implementing the network’s global strategy. His specific focus is on providing leadership to all Grant Thornton International global operations, championing global projects, driving organisational transformation for the network and its member firms, and implementing the network’s global technology strategy.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton International, David served for 11 years as the senior financial and administrative executive for Grant Thornton’s Canadian practice. During this time, he served on the firm’s National Management Committee and its Partnership Board. His professional journey also included nearly 20 years leading regional marketing and advertising businesses in Canada as CFO, COO and CEO. During his career, David has also served on numerous charity and corporate Boards providing operational, financial and governance support to these organisations.

In 2010, David was recognised by the CPA Firm Management Association as Accounting Administrator of the Year recognising Achievement, Commitment and Excellence in leadership and contribution to their firm. And in 2016, David was installed as a Fellow of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, the highest industry recognition awarded to members who have brought distinction to the profession through outstanding achievements in their careers and to their community.

  • B.Comm, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, C.A.
  • Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants, F.C.P.A.
  • Ontario Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants
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