David Trick

David Trick

A Senior Associate with SEG, David is a seasoned management consultant with over 6 years of experience.

Services Offered:

David supports clients in the following service areas:

Restructuring and Start-ups
  • Undertake program reviews and restructuring of organizations or units
  • Support agency and other organizational start-ups
Planning and Performance Measurement
  • Develop frameworks for effective performance measurement
  • Develop and implement performance measures and reporting processes
Governance and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Undertake organizational reviews to reduce costs, improve effectiveness and encourage buy-in from internal and external stakeholders
  • Strategy development and management effectiveness, especially in the education sector


David Trick offers clients expertise as a senior government official, senior academic administrator, innovative instructor, and award-winning researcher in public policy.  David specializes in strategy development and management effectiveness, especially in the education sector.

David has provided management consulting support to clients since 2005.  His clients have included:

  • Start-up support for new agencies including the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
  • Strategic research and analysis for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Planning and organizational development initiatives for several Ontario universities and colleges
  • Strategic advice and organizational development for several Ontario ministries to improve accountability relationships with agencies, transfer partners and stakeholders.

David is the former Assistant Deputy Minister for Post secondary Education in the Government of Ontario, where he was responsible for managing the government’s relationships with colleges and universities during the most rapid period of enrollment growth since the 1960s.

David was the first Chief Executive Officer and Vice Provost of the University of Guelph-Humber, a unique partnership between the University of Guelph and Humber College to establish a new university campus in Toronto. As the start-up CEO, David led Guelph-Humber as it enrolled its first students, launched six innovative programs and opened a 130,000-square foot state-of-the-art academic building.

Earlier David was Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance with responsibility for the provincial budget, taxation and federal-provincial finance. He has worked in the fields of intergovernmental affairs, economic development, labour market policy and demographic analysis. He has undertaken assignments at IBM Canada and at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

David is the co-author of Academic Reform: Policy Options for Improving the Quality and Cost-effectiveness of Undergraduate Education in Ontario (with Ian D. Clark and Richard Van Loon, 2011) and Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario (with Ian D. Clark, Greg Moran and Michael L. Skolnik, 2009), both published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Contact Information

Email: info@SEGconsultants.ca