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David Wheeler. BSc (Hons), PhD
Founding Partner

David WheelerDavid is Founding Partner of Stakeholder Research Associates. He is an internationally experienced academic and business person with more than two decades of senior executive level involvement in change management and sustainable business practice, research and teaching. Throughout his career David has been requested to provide support to senior management teams in pursuing strategic change. He has particular expertise in service industries and energy and extractive industries. In the last six years, David has focused much of his advisory work in the fields of energy conservation and renewable energy policy, both in Canada and the UK. He was responsible for the processes that set up Efficiency Nova Scotia and the Alberta Energy Efficiency Agency; he co-designed the renewable electricity strategy for Nova Scotia, and he oversaw a major review of hydraulic fracturing that led to a continuation of a moratorium on the practice in the province.

David continues to pursue his interests in the role of the private sector in international development, which has been built on major projects undertaken for the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Canadian International Development Research Centre and the UK Department for International Development. He is a member of the CSR Advisory Council for Export Development Canada and the Environment and Social Advisory Council for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

David’s most recent academic posts were President and Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University (2013-2016), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability) and Executive Dean of Business at the University of Plymouth, UK (2010-2013), Dean of Management, Dalhousie University, Canada (2006-2009) and Director and Erivan K Haub Professor in Business and Sustainability at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada (1999-2006).

David has a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and a PhD from the University of Surrey.




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