David Hastings

Chair

David Hastings (BBA, CMA, FCMA, CIPFA [hon]) retired in late 2011 from Cenovus Energy-Calgary. David was the Business Manager and a member of the Steering Committee for the $4.5 billion Wood River Refinery Expansion Project, working in St. Louis and Houston for four years. Previous to working at Cenovus, David worked at Shell Canada Limited for 31 years, retiring in 2007.

David moved in 2007 from Calgary, AB to Fall River, N.S. A graduate of Acadia University, David is currently a member of Acadia’s Business Advisory Board (past chair 2001) and on their Board of Governors (member of the Audit and Endowment/Investment Committees). David is a past Executive Committee Member of Neptune Theatre, past Board Member of The Halifax Club and Halifax United Way. David was also a Distinguished Judge for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. David is also a past Board Member of the IESBA (The International Ethics Standards Board of Accountants) tasked with rewriting the Code of Ethics for the 2.7 million accountants worldwide.

David is a member of the Carnmony Golf and Country Club in Calgary as well as The Ashburn Golf and Country Club in Halifax. David has been married to his wife Patricia for 34 years and has two sons. Christopher, (McGill graduate in Music) with his wife Isabelle and two grandchildren live in Germany and are professional musicians (Percussion and Trumpet) with the Luxembourg and Metz Symphony. Stephen, (Dal graduate) works at Shell Canada in Calgary, is a recent CMA graduate and is also a Canadian-ranked triathlon athlete.

David’s interests include music, gardening, golf, running, travel, and most sports. David and Patricia have a Rag Doll cat named Mozart.

David is currently serving a two-year term (until 2017) as Chair of the Board.