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David Birkett
BA (University of Toronto), MA (Carleton University), GDPA (Western University)

416.798.1331 ext. 6221

David Birkett has been teaching in the business program at the University of Guelph-Humber for twelve years. Since 2004, Birkett has been a financial consultant to the Toronto Region Board of Trade, preparing financial forecasts and funding options for major infrastructure projects. His main non-academic work experience was as Director of Budgets and Finance at the Regional Municipality of Halton from 1981 to 2004. He was directly responsible for Operating Budgets ($450m) and Capital Budgets and Forecasts ($1.1 b). He also managed an actively traded bond fund ($500m), maintained Halton’s AAA credit rating, managed bond issuance and developed strategies to finance development projects. Prior to this, Birkett was employed in the private sector as a Senior Investment Analyst at Sun Life, where he assessed the credit position of Canadian province and their major crown utilities. His professional affiliations include the Past Chairman of the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario and member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants–Public Sector Accounting Liabilities Task Force.

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