David Hyde is a security and risk management specialist with a range of professional
distinctions. He is an industry-recognized leader, respected senior advisor, and life-long learner and educator. Over his 26-year career he has owned and operated an award-winning business, guided security at some of Canada's most iconic landmarks and led the enterprise security
program for a $17 billion global corporation.
As a corporate security executive with commercial real estate company, Cadillac Fairview, David built the national security strategy and set company policy for security and crisis management across 83 site locations. He assembled a well-respected team of five regional directors, forty site security managers and 550 front-line security staff.
David holds a M.Sc (with Distinction) in Security & Risk Management from the University of
Leicester and a Certificate in Security Management from the University of Calgary. He has
completed The Wharton School's Development Program for Security Executives and is a Certified Advanced Level CPTED Practitioner. He is also certified to perform Threat Risk Assessments through the International Security Management and Crime Prevention Institute (ISMCPI) and holds the Certified Professional Coach designation.
Since 2005, David has sat on the Faculty of Continuing Education at the University of Calgary
teaching security and crime prevention classes. He has appeared on CBC, CTV, A Channel and Global TV providing expert commentary on national and regional security and risk governance issues. David has been featured in the Globe and Mail and National Post and has contributed to numerous industry publications.
David left Cadillac Fairview in early 2010, assembling a select and diverse group of leading industry professionals to form his own consulting practice, David Hyde & Associates.