David Van Dyke grew up in Windsor, attending W.D. Lowe and the University of Windsor where he achieved an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and Economics degree. He is an Underground Railroad descendant on both his mother’s (Wilson, McCurdy) and father’s (Van Dyke, Parker) sides of the family.
He and his wife, Mon Yee, have recently relocated back to his hometown after living outside of Canada for 20 years. They have two children, Lanson, 21, and Lauren, 19, both of whom attend the University of Toronto.
David currently works as a self-directed investor. Prior to this, David started several high-tech businesses, and held senior management roles at Bell Canada, Motorola, Cisco, Deloitte Consulting and Nokia, where he ran their Greater China software group. In addition to China, David has lived and worked in Tokyo, Taipei, Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley. David speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Socially concerned, David has reached out to help the communities he has lived in, volunteering at the food bank in Toronto and helping indigent and homeless people in China. David is looking forward to lending his skills in technology, management and business to the Museum’s board.