David de Launay
David de Launay is an experienced executive, board member, and project leader with a proven track record of bringing diverse interests together to deliver results, with deep knowledge and experience in the fields of northern development, natural resource management and Indigenous affairs.
David was the founding Chair of the Enterprise Advisory Board focused on infrastructure development led by communities. He is also on the Advisory Council of the Development Partners Institute which brings together mining, Indigenous, and community interests to maximize the social and economic benefits of mining.
David was the Ontario Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, and of Northern Development and Mines capping off over thirty years of service to the people of Ontario in various provincial government senior executive positions.
He lead negotiations with First Nations over a six year period, with Quebec and the eight Great Lakes states that resulted in agreements protecting the Great Lakes.
His board Director experience is extensive, including Hugh’s Room for the Performing Arts, Destination Ontario, Algoma University, FP Innovations, Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation and numerous international Great Lakes organizations.