David has over 20 years of experience as an executive compensation consultant, joining Hugessen in 2012. Prior to joining Hugessen, David was a senior leader in the executive compensation practice of Towers Watson.

He has worked with both Boards and management on executive pay governance and design issues. David’s experience includes work across a number of industries including financial services, media, manufacturing, energy, and cyclical businesses. David has published several articles and papers on executive compensation and related matters; as well he is an active presenter at conferences and continuing education forums. Notably, David has recently co-authored publications on executive pay and director pay as part of a “20 Questions Directors Should Ask” series, produced by the Risk Management and Governance Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. 


David’s executive pay consulting expertise at Towers Watson spanned 20 years, filling the role of Principal at Towers Perrin and Director at Towers Watson over the last 12 years. During this period he performed dual roles of being the lead advisor for a number of large Canadian companies, as well as supporting clients of other Canadian consultants on technical, performance & financial and corporate transactional issues relating to executive compensation. 

Prior to completing his MBA, David worked as an Analyst at ScotiaMcLeod.


David is a CFA charterholder and received an MBA from Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.