Vice President, Labour Relations & Chief Negotiations Officer
As Vice President, Labour Relations and Chief Negotiations Officer, David provides strategic leadership to OHA members in collective bargaining, labour relations and group benefits. Emphasizing member engagement, collaboration and service, David and his team lead the negotiation of province-wide central collective agreements covering over 100,000 employees on behalf of OHA members. His team also oversees the administration of the OHA sponsored group benefits program with a focus on protecting long-term stability and enhancing the value of this program for members.
Prior to joining the OHA, David’s professional experience included roles responsible for representing complex stakeholder groups in province-wide collective bargaining and leading benefits, compensation and human resources strategies and administration for Ontario’s Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology as the Chief Executive Officer of the College Employer Council and also in senior roles within the Ontario Public Service. David also has experience working within Ontario’s healthcare system at the University Health Network, where he provided strategic labour relations advice and support in addition to negotiating collective agreements with multiple bargaining agents.
David holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queens' University and a Master of Laws in Labour and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.