Catalyst Staff

David Lau

Director, Corporate Engagement and Manager, Catalyst Award

+1 416 645 5868

8 King Street East, Suite 505, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1B5, Canada

David joined Catalyst Canada in December 2009 as an Analyst. In his current role, he provides advice and consultation to Catalyst Supporter Organizations in Canada, helping them to leverage Catalyst’s expertise and resources to create inclusive workplaces. David is also a core member of the Catalyst Awards committee, as well as the former Chair of the Catalyst Canada Honours, a signature program that recognizes exemplary role models in Canadian business who advance women and diverse talent through workplace inclusion.

He has delivered presentations on a range of topics including inclusive leadership, LGBTQI issues in the workplace, employee resource groups, and engaging men as champions of inclusion.

David holds an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics. He also holds an honours BA in Sociology and Sexual Diversity Studies and an honours BSc in Zoology and East Asian Studies, both from the University of Toronto.

Currently based in Toronto, David has also lived in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. He is an avid traveler who enjoys the challenge of learning new languages and can speak English, French, Spanish, German, Cantonese and Mandarin.