David Weyant, Q.C., is an Albertan, deeply committed to the health and wellness of Albertans. He is an ethical leader with substantial strategic, risk management, legal, business, and governance experience in various sectors including health services.
Mr. Weyant brings to this role significant experience in Alberta’s health care system including over a decade as a senior executive in Alberta Health Services and its predecessors. During that time, Mr. Weyant served as legal advisor to the Alberta Health Services Board, oversaw the legal aspects of operationalizing the creation of Alberta Health Services and, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel leading a team of approximately 100 professionals, was responsible for the ethics & compliance, legal services, corporate policy, insurance, and information & privacy portfolios for Alberta Health Services.
A certified director, Mr. Weyant also brings extensive governance experience as an advisor to, and a chair/director of, various boards including TSX listed, private and non-profit entities. Immediately prior to this appointment, Mr. Weyant served in a government-appointed volunteer capacity as the Chair of the Board of Governors for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, an internationally respected post-secondary educational institution.
In his career as a barrister and solicitor, Mr. Weyant represented a broad variety of clients locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to having worked as both a corporate commercial lawyer and a litigator, Mr. Weyant’s expertise has been sought on various aspects of governance, leadership, ethics, performance metrics, and risk management.
Mr. Weyant is President and CEO of Alberta Lawyers Indemnity Association, the non-profit corporation responsible for indemnifying participating Alberta lawyers and providing compensation to members of the public who have suffered financial losses due to the actions of those lawyers.
Mr. Weyant has earned two MBAs (Queen’s University and Cornell University), a B.A. (University of Calgary), a J.D. (University of Saskatchewan), and an ICD.D certified director designation (Institute of Corporate Directors in conjunction with the University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, University of Calgary and University of British Columbia).
In recognition of his knowledge of the law, professionalism and contribution to his community, Mr. Weyant received his Queen's Counsel designation in 2004.