David Henley is currently General Counsel to Acadian Seaplants Limited and Counsel to Irving Shipbuilding Inc. providing support to both companies on a part-time basis. He was Vice President and General Counsel at Irving Shipbuilding Inc. from 2015 to 2019 during which he led the prime contractor legal team for the largest procurement in Canadian history. Prior to that appointment, he was a partner in the Halifax office of Stewart McKelvey where he had a broad commercially oriented practice in the areas of maritime, construction, energy and natural resources, and environmental law. David is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (BBA 1989 and LLB 2000) and Dalhousie University (LLM 2003). After a career in the army as an artillery officer, David was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2001. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve and after returning from a tour in Afghanistan in 2010 was invested as a member of the Order of Military Merit and received the Bronze Star Medal from the government of the United States. David retired from the Army in 2015 as a Brigadier-General after 30 years of full and part-time service. His last position was Deputy Commander for the 5th Canadian Division, essentially the Army in Atlantic Canada. David has written, presented and published papers on a variety of marine and environment related subjects. David is an associate of the Marine Environmental Law Institute and was a member of the part-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law where he taught Fisheries Law from 2004 to 2015. David was a member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada from 2010 to 2017. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2017. He currently sits on the boards for Hypertension Canada, the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans, the Halifax Citadel Society and the Senate of the Royal Canadian Artillery.