David leverages his leadership expertise as a former public sector executive at the CEO and Deputy Minister level. He offers a client-focused, results-oriented and collaborative approach to developing solutions to management and policy challenges facing public sector and industry organizations. He has in-depth experience managing organizations with operating budgets in the $100 – $500 million range. He offers expertise in public policy evaluation and formulation, strategic planning, organizational restructuring, budget planning and management, land use planning and development, and small business development and operation.
Managed start-up and operation of electronic gaming (VLT, slot) and related operational and regulatory policies.
Worked with First Nations in Saskatchewan to successfully launch First Nation casino gaming. Negotiated agreements leading to establishment of First Nation casino operating and gaming regulatory bodies.
Operated successful consulting practice and provided consulting services to the gaming industry and regulatory bodies in Western Canada re: market feasibility of gaming operations, regulatory issues, operating applications.
Managed retail and wholesale distribution of a provincial alcohol beverage market.
Managed and directed delivery of government funding and operational programs to client groups.
Provided on-going advice on budgetary and public policy issues to Ministers and Cabinet.
Consulted with client and interest groups regarding impact of programming and funding levels.
Negotiated and reached agreement with property developers that resulted in downtown revitalization projects in several cities.
As 2021 comes to an end, some of Osborne's Principals and Advisors reflect on what the year has meant for them and what their hopes are for the new year. If we could ask Genie to grant us three wishes this coming year they would be: kindness and compassion for all; recovery from Covid, both [...]
My thanks to Mark Olson, Managing Partner, for bringing up the UN Climate Report at one of our Monday Osborne practice confabs. Following Mark’s comments the rest of us were strangely silent - I think because A, we’ve all been bombarded by a stream of Covid bad news for the past 20 months; and B, [...]
To the casual observer, an industry that consistently enjoys fat margins that are the envy of most other businesses can’t be facing real challenges. Yet, since the widespread introduction of government sponsored gambling in Canada 15 years ago, and the explosive growth in revenue it generated, gambling in Canada is facing a number of challenges to […]