David A. H. Brown

B.Comm(Hons), Pro.Dir., C.Dir.
Executive Director, Governance Solutions
David A. H. Brown

The son of two bankers, David grew up listening to business problems around the dining room table – and how to solve them. It’s been his passion ever since. Today, David is Canada’s leading thinker, speaker, writer, and practitioner in corporate governance.

As Executive Vice-President and the team’s lead consultant, David has helped countless organizations improve their governance and board effectiveness. He cares deeply about corporations and their innate capacity to do good – as well as their inherent risk of doing bad. His life’s work is helping leaders make better choices for themselves and everyone they touch.

David’s also co-founded over a dozen board governance education programs, including university-accredited certification programs, The Professional Director Certification Program®, the Directors College, and more.

Prior to joining Governance Solutions in 1995, David had a distinguished 20-year career in Canada’s financial services industry. As an insolvency specialist, he learned hard lessons about the necessity for good corporate governance – and how badly things can go in its absence.

David holds a B.Comm (Hons) from Queen’s University in addition to Chartered Director and Professional Director designations in corporate governance. He’s also served as an accredited faculty member of several universities, including the Universities of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Saskatchewan, and McMaster University.

David has co-authored several books and written dozens of articles and publications on corporate governance. An avid college football fan, he spends every Saturday afternoon in the fall cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide.