David Long

David has worked internationally in Switzerland, Great Britain and Australia before settling in Canada in 1996. A classically trained Chef, David was the Captain of the Irish Culinary Team that won Gold at the Hotelympia competition in London, England. David has successfully led many teams and made a bold career change from the kitchen to the CEO office in 2005. From 2005 to 2010 David led one of Canada’s most prestigious private member’s clubs, the Terminal City Club, through a $6 million renovation, on time and under budget in preparation for the spectacular 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

David has held senior positions across a variety of disciplines including Executive Chef, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager and a Vice President Operations before accepting the role as Chief Operating Officer, quickly being promoted to Chief Executive Officer for the GVFB. Always a passionate, engaging leader he builds high performing teams and has a proven track-record of bringing fun and inspiration to any organization.