David Wilkes to lead the Building Industry and Land Development Association as President and CEO
December 11, 2017
TORONTO, Dec. 11 – The Building Industry and Land
Development Association (BILD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the
appointment of David Wilkes to the position of President and Chief Executive
Officer effective January 3, 2018. Mr. Wilkes takes over from Bryan Tuckey who
has been at the helm for five years.
"We are thrilled that David will join BILD and lead it
through its next period of growth," said Darren Steedman, Chair of the
Board of Directors. "This is the
culmination of an extensive search process. We are pleased to have found an
individual with the background, skills and leadership to take BILD to new
levels of advocacy."
"This is an exciting time for BILD and I am delighted
to be taking on the role of President and CEO,” said Mr. Wilkes. “I’m ready for
the challenge of leading an industry that employs over 197,000 people and brings
$30 billion in investment value to the Greater Toronto Area.”
Mr. Wilkes was most recently the Senior Vice President of
Government Relations and Grocery at the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) where he
provided leadership to a national team that was responsible for RCC’s government
relations activities at the national, provincial and municipal levels.
In 2011 he established RCC’s Grocery Division and the unique
CEO-based forum known as Grocer Manufacturer Collaborative, both of which were
Mr. Wilkes brings more than 25 years of senior management
experience and has provided strategic leadership for the retail industry as a
passionate spokesperson, appearing in front of parliamentary committees, senior
Cabinet Ministers and industry groups.
has a longstanding commitment to volunteer activities and currently serves on
the Ryerson School of Retail Advisory Board and the Ontario Curling Association
Board of Directors. He served on a variety
of industry boards and committees including GS1 Canada Grocery, Foodservice and
General Merchandise Boards, Toronto Food Incubator Board of Directors, George
Brown College Board of Governors and Ministerial Advisory Committee on
With more than 1,450 member companies, BILD is the voice of
the home building, residential and non-residential land development, and
professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario
and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.