David Watters worked for 30 years in the Canadian Public Service in a variety of Economic Ministries, including a dozen years as an Assistant Deputy Minister in Industry Canada, Treasury Board Canada and Finance Canada, where he was responsible for overseeing federal Economic Development and Corporate Finance policies and developing federal Budgets.
In 2002 David established the Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc. (Ottawa) and is the President and CEO of this strategic management consulting firm that provides advice to corporate, association, academic and government clients in Canada and abroad.
The firm has completed over 400 contracts for clients specializing in: analyzing and “mapping” complex public policy systems; creating new business models for service delivery; aligning processes among networked organizations for enhanced decision-making; and designing operational strategies for organizations, particularly in the areas of research and technology development, innovation, commercialization, energy/climate change and trade.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University, as well as a Law degree in corporate, commercial, and tax law from Queen’s University Law School. He was also an adjunct Professor for seven years at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, teaching International Negotiation to MBA students.