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Chair - David Oake

David J. Oake, B.Comm., MBA; President, Invenio Consulting Inc.

David Oake holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Memorial University and a Master of Business Administration degree (specializing in Finance and International Business) from Queen’s University. His career began in the public service, in several executive roles with the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, including Deputy Minister of Treasury Board and Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology. He was deeply involved in negotiations with Hibernia and Terra Nova project proponents regarding royalty, project finance, taxation and industrial benefits issues.On entering the private sector, he served in successively more senior roles in the Canadian telecommunications sector, and from 2000 to 2008, he served as Executive Vice-President (Corporate Development) of Stratos Global Corporation, the world’s largest provider of remote satellite communications services. 

Mr. Oake has served on the boards of several private companies and not-for-profit organizations, including as a director of Stratos Global Corporation, Moscow Teleport Ltd., Navarino Telecom, xwave and as Chairman and director of Marystown Shipyard Ltd., Bull Arm Site Corporation and C-CORE (1995 -2001). He rejoined the board of C-CORE in 2008.

He is also proud to be associated with the sport of rugby in Newfoundland & Labrador and is President of the Dogs Rugby Football Club. He resides in St. John’s, NL with his wife and two children.