The Board of Directors of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) announced today, October 31st, that David Chaundy has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of APEC.
Mr. Chaundy has worked at APEC for 19 years, taking on increasingly senior roles, most recently as Director of Research, in which he was responsible for APEC’s research projects, its member-only publications on Atlantic Canada’s economy, and APEC’s annual business Outlook conference. Mr. Chaundy has also served as Interim President and CEO since April 2018.
"David’s commitment to economic development in Atlantic Canada is clear to our 300 members and the public officials that solicit his input," said Ray Adlington, Chair, APEC. "The Board is delighted that David emerged as the successful candidate following a North American search. APEC has a strong 64-year history and David’s vision of what can be achieved made him the Board’s unanimous choice to lead APEC into our next chapter. David brings both continuity and renewed leadership to his new role and we are each looking forward to working with him."
"I pursued a career in economics because it provided an opportunity to make a difference,” said Mr. Chaundy. “APEC exists to make a difference in this region’s economy through the provision of economic intelligence and through its policy analysis and ideas. I have been privileged to contribute to APEC’s research, publications, presentations and stakeholder outreach these past 19 years. As I take on this new responsibility, I look forward to working with our various partners to strengthen the region’s economy."
Mr. Chaundy's appointment is effective November 1, 2018. He will be speaking at APEC’s Outlook conference, being held in all four Atlantic provinces, November 5-9th, and looks forward to seeing APEC members and other stakeholders at these events.
David Chaundy, President and CEO, APEC
David Chaundy was appointed President and CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) in November 2018. Mr. Chaundy joined APEC in 1999, taking on increasingly senior roles, most recently as Director of Research, in which he was responsible for APEC’s research projects, its member-only publications on Atlantic Canada’s economy, and APEC’s annual business Outlook conference. He also served as Interim President and CEO from April to October 2018.
Mr. Chaundy has directed research projects on a wide variety of topics including international trade and global value chains, international investment, immigration and labour market issues. His recent projects focused on opportunities for Atlantic manufacturers in the EU; opportunities and mechanisms to reduce regulatory trade barriers among the Atlantic provinces; and policies to promote clean growth and the expansion of clean technology firms in Atlantic Canada.
Mr. Chaundy is a member of the National Stakeholder Advisory Panel for the Labour Market Information Council. He is a Director of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists and the Atlantic Canada Economics Association. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge and a M.Sc. in economics from the University of York, England.
The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) is an independent policy research organization whose mandate is to further economic progress in Atlantic Canada and build synergies among its stakeholders to strengthen the region’s position in a rapidly changing world. APEC is a non-profit charitable organization supported by its members and guided by a board of directors from across the Atlantic region.