David Marshall, a professional engineer, has been Executive Director of the Fraser Basin Council since its foundation in May 1997 and of the predecessor Fraser Basin Management Board from 1993 to 1997.
From 1989 to 1992, David was the Vice-Chairman of GLOBE '90 and GLOBE '92, two international conferences and trade fairs focusing on practical solutions to environmental challenges and the business opportunities and responsibilities they represent.
From 1980 to 1990, he was the Regional Director, Pacific, Western and Northern Region, of the Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), the predecessor organization to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. David’s main responsibility was administration of the Canadian Environmental Assessment and Review Process in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
Included in these responsibilities was management of the largest public inquiry into offshore oil and gas development ever to take place in North America. During this period, he received two separate Merit Awards for his exceptional and distinguished contribution to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Canadian Public Service.
David has participated in coastal zone management, watershed management, environmental assessment and sustainable tourism development initiatives in the Caribbean, Indonesia, The Philippines, Russia, Thailand, China, Iraq and South Korea. He is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University and, in this capacity, has taught a Masters course on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.
In May 1998 he received the National River Conservation Award of Merit from the Canadian Heritage Rivers Board.
His professional services have included membership on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Impact Assessment, the Canadian Water Network and the International Centre for Sustainable Cities. In 2001, he chaired the BC Government’s Drinking Water Legislation Review Panel, and from 2006-2010 he chaired the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Board Advisory Committee on Sustainability Performance.