David Ranson is Executive Director of the BC Parks Provincial Services Branch in the BC Ministry of Environment. David is responsible for ensuring we maintain a world class provincial parks and protected area system here in BC. He manages seven departments responsible for: planning and land administration; Indigenous relations; conservation; facilities management; recreation policy and services; visitor information and marketing; and community engagement and education.
David has worked for BC Parks twice in his career: in his current role for the last five years and as the planning department head from 2003-2007. Over his career, David has held a variety of senior management positions throughout the ministry and other provincial agencies including as an environmental regulator with the Environmental Protection Division, directing business development for the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC; and handling regulatory development and case administration for the Human Rights Council of BC. Before joining the public sector in 1994, David worked in private practice as a lawyer.