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David Skinner

Senior Associate, Health and Life Sciences


David is a Senior Associate at Global Public Affairs, primarily focusing on the Life Sciences practice. He provides strategic, tactical, and regulatory advice on foods, drugs (including natural health products), devices and cosmetics.

Before joining Global, David led Consumer Health Products Canada for 34 years as President and was a Board Director for the Global Self-Care Federation for over three decades. He also served as Chairman of the Management Advisory Committee of the Health Products and Food Branch. He was a member of several Health Canada expert committees, including the Food Expert Advisory Committee. David also was a delegate to the United States Pharmacopeial Convention for 20 years.

David has a BSc (Hon) in Biochemistry from Carleton University with post-graduate studies in business and pharmacology. He is a certified Sommelier and wine writer, a level-3 certified golf official and an avid fly fisher.