David Sparling - University of Western Ontario





David Sparling - University of Western Ontario
Professor
Agri-Food Innovation and Regulation Chair



Dr. Sparling is Professor and Chair of Agri-Food Innovaion and Regulation, funded by the Ontario Agricultural Adaptation Council, at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Before joining Ivey in 2009, David was Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph, Canada. Previously, he was seconded for two years as Executive Director of the Institute for Agri-Food Policy Innovation. He is also a Senior Associate at the Unoversity of Melbourne and has taught at the Austrailian Graduatte School of Management and McMaster University.

David has been president of a farming company, a biotechnology start-up and an agri-business insurance company. David has consulted for a wide variety of government and industry organizations and is frequently featured in TV, radio and the press.