The Hon. W. David Angus, Q.C., Ad.E.


David Angus brings an impressive background in public policy, corporate governance and strategic leadership to Tactix. In this leadership role, he will deepen relationships with clients across Canada and abroad, providing reasoned judgment on matters of public policy.

David was appointed to the Senate of Canada by the Rt. Honourable Brian Mulroney in 1993 and retired from the Senate in 2012. He served as Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce as well as Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. He was also a Member of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs and of the Conflict of Interest for Senators Committee. Under Senator Angus’ leadership, the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee released in July 2012 a major public policy report on energy entitled: “Now Or Never: Canada Must Act Urgently to Seize its Place in the New Energy World Order”.

David has served on the boards of a number of Canadian public and private corporations, including Air Canada and Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc., and has served as Chairman of the Board of the McGill University Health Centre and of the Montreal General Hospital. He has a special interest in mental health issues and has provided major funding for mental health research and patient care facilities at the Montreal General Hospital. He is a Director of Brain Canada, which inter alia funds research aimed at unlocking the mysteries of the brain. He has served in a leadership role with St. Andrew's Presbyterian Homes, a seniors' residence in Montreal, for over 50 years.

David is a graduate of Princeton University cum laude and of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, First Class Honours. During his five-decade legal career with Stikeman Elliott LLP, David specialized in maritime, insurance and commercial law.

Please note that as a former Designated Public Office Holder (DPOH) David is subject to post employment obligations that prohibit him from lobbying.