David Ireland


Director, International Business Development


TRACE International


David Ireland has specialized in international business development throughout his 25-year career, first as a Canadian diplomat serving five years in Tokyo and then with private companies as Director of International Business Development in Toronto, Boston and Ottawa as well as with the Australian trade development agency AUSTRADE where he provided tailored consultancy services to Australian firms seeking to export to the Andean region.  David has managed customer accounts and led business development activities in Latin America, West Africa, Western Europe and Japan.

Fluent in five languages and familiar with many cultures and business environments, David has extensive business-to-government experience in emerging markets; he worked with TRACE to ensure compliance of third party agents for his previous employer, a TRACE member. 

David was born and educated in Canada: he pursued his graduate studies in International Political Economy at the Normal Paterson School in Ottawa following completion of his BA in Economics from Queen's University.  David is based in Paris and will support TRACE member companies and clients in Europe.