David McInnes is President and CEO of the Ottawa-based Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), an independent, non-partisan organization focused on advancing a national dialogue on emerging issues facing Canada’s agri-food sector (www.capi-icpa.ca).
Previously, David was Vice-President, International Relations at MDS Nordion, a major life sciences company, and has worked for the Canadian Bankers Association, the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada. David is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Dalhousie University in Halifax.
David is also the Chair of WaterAid Canada, an affiliate of WaterAid International, a global charity dedicated to improving access to clean water and sanitation in the developing world. He has been a director of the Greater Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, the Ottawa Life Sciences Council, the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation and the U.S.-based Council of Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals. In addition to producing many published articles, David authored the book "Taking It to the Hill - the Complete Guide to Appearing Before Parliamentary Committees" (2nd edition).