Dave was appointed the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources on July 18, 2017. The Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources is the key provincial Ministry responsible for the safe and environmentally responsible exploration and development of British Columbia’s electricity, alternative energy, and mining sectors; guiding responsible development and maximizing economic benefits to British Columbians from the province’s natural gas resources; and, establishing new export markets related to interprovincial pipelines, oil projects and value-added natural gas products, and the province’s next new major industrial sector—that of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Previously to this role he was appointed the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Natural Gas Development and Ministry Responsible for Housing. Dave also served as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and was the Associate Deputy Minister of the Environmental Assessment Office in 2012. In July 2005, Dave was appointed as Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia and was appointed Associate Deputy Minister in October 2010.
Earlier in his career, Dave spent two years as the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Network BC initiative. Through his leadership in this project, Dave played a pivotal role in bridging the digital divide by connecting many rural and remote communities in British Columbia to high-speed broadband.
Dave has a strong technical background, and spent nearly 20 years working in management positions with progressively more responsibility, both in the B.C. government and with SaskTel in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is also Chair of the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada.
5.Ministerial Panel: “The Transformational Potential of Gas”