David formerly served as Vice Chairman (2004-2005) and President and Chief Executive Officer (1996-2004) of Emera Inc., a TSX listed energy and services company that invests in electrical generation, transmission and distribution. David currently serves as Counsel at Cox & Palmer and has over 30 years of experience in the practice of corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on corporate finance and public utility regulation. He also serves as Chairman of the Logistec Corporation and is the Audit Committee Chairman for the New Growth Corporation,Timber Corp., and Allbanc Split Corp II. In addition, David is a member of the Advisory Council for the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws from the University of London, England.