David is a professional engineer and Canadian registered safety professional (CRSP) with over 20 years of management and executive experience in the private and public sectors.
In 2018, David joined the Inland Group of Companies as group Vice President Environment, Health and Safety. The Inland Group provides a comprehensive array of environmental and operational aviation services across North America and Europe. Previous to this position, David was in a regulatory role as Regional Director Occupational Health and Safety with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education. David also previously served as the Vice President, Safety Quality and Environment for Jazz Aviation LP (Chorus Aviation) and Executive Director Policy and Information Management with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.
His career path progressed from process improvement, to operational quality management, to environment, health and safety. David has specialized expertise in the design and implementation of safety management systems (SMS) and is an advocate for risk and evidence-based approaches to reducing injuries and accidents. David is the former chair of the Safety Subcommittees of both the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) and the US-based Regional Airline Association (RAA). He also served as Canada’s aviation industry representative on the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee. He has frequently presented at safety forums across North America, Europe and Asia, and is a champion of just culture as a backdrop to improving safety performance and outcomes.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, a bachelor of environmental design studies degree and a masters in business administration. David lives with his wife and daughter near Halifax, Nova Scotia.