DAVID G. STEELE CDR(ret’d), CD, pcsc, MA
David joined IG Wealth Management in 2010 after a career in the military and in private consulting practice. He brings a wealth of experience in leadership, strategic planning and critical thinking to his financial planning practice.
During a distinguished 21-year career as a naval officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, David served in a number of HMC Ships and shore establishments, ultimately obtaining the rank of Commander. As a senior officer, he held appointments in national and international headquarters, including NATO and NORAD, where he directed the development of Allied strategic and operational response plans. David is a veteran of the 1990/91 Gulf War and the 2001/02 Gulf and Afghanistan War and has been awarded the Gulf and Kuwait Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal.
Since leaving the Department of National Defence in June 2004, David completed a Master of Arts degree in Leadership at Royal Roads University. In 2005, he founded a consultancy practice, providing services in leadership, strategic planning, organizational design and intelligence in intergovernmental and interdepartmental ventures.
His consulting activities included several engagements as lecturer for the Royal Military College of Canada in the field of ethical leadership in business and government, motivational theory and a philosophical approach to developing authentic leaders & leadership.
David’s leadership qualities were quickly recognized as he moved up the ranks within IG Wealth, taking on the roles of Division Director in 2012 and Regional Director in 2015, where he continues to bring his knowledge and expertise to the Edmonton Klondike Trail Region.
David on being a leader...
"I knew from the outset that I was always a better leader than I was a doer, and that my greatest contribution to any project would be from a leadership role."
David on why he joined Light The Night...
"This is personal for me as my mother succumbed to AML five years ago. I feel like I am ready to do something about that now."
David on why Light The Night is inspiring...
"I like that it is a grassroots movement that engages many members of the community that have been affected by blood cancers, and it also gives a sense of community and mutual support."
David has published articles in academic, government and professional publications in the subjects of leadership & public policy. He resides in St. Albert, AB, with his wife Margot and sons Thomas & Charles.