Born and raised in Victoria, where he continues to live, work and raise his three children, Dale has come to be defined as a true industry leader, spearheading Victoria’s fastest growing and bourgeoning economic sector, High Tech.
Recognized as a pioneer within the technology community, Dale has been instrumental in establishing a ‘critical mass’ of technology-based companies in the Victoria region. His commitment to industry and innovation is reflected by his participation on a variety of committees, boards and awards received. He holds over 18 years of executive experience in North America’s High Tech sector, and is a past member and vice-chairman of the VIATeC Board. He’s past chairman of BC’s BIO Conference Steering Committee, and was acknowledged as LifeSciences BC Volunteer of the Year Award in 2006. Most recently, Dale received the 2012 Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion. As a founding member and the first president of AURP Canada (Association of University Research Parks), he has long been recognized as a visionary, enhancing the profile of research parks across the country.
Dale is currently President of the University of Victoria’s Vancouver Island Technology Park and the Marine Technology Centre, where he master-planned two properties in the High Tech sector, which is accountable for an annual regional economic impact of approximately $380M. When he’s not working driving this sector, Dale loves to sail. But mostly he enjoys spending his free time with his partner Connie; daughters Marina (15), Asia (9) and his son, Connor (17).