Dave Ramsay


David Ramsay has extensive elected public office experience in the Northwest Territories, including prominent cabinet positions in the Legislative Assembly of the NWT. Prior to November 2015, he was Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister Responsible for the NWT Business Development Corporation. His former roles included Minister of Transportation and Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board. David served on the Legislative Assembly Board of Management from 2003-2015, and Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) from 2011 to 2014, ‎and President between 2014 and 2015.


David is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History, specializing in Aboriginal Law and Self Government. He holds an Executive Certificate in Energy Planning from the University of Idaho.

As a long-term resident of the Northwest Territories, David has been involved with numerous businesses and was the recipient of the Young Entrepreneur Award from the Business Development Bank of Canada in 1996. He was first elected to public office in 1997 and served five years as a Yellowknife City Councillor, where he chaired the Corporate Services Committee and represented the City on the Diamond Task Force. Mr. Ramsay was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2003, representing the riding of Kam Lake in Yellowknife.

Mr. Ramsay is President of Ramsay Consulting Services Limited, a Director of Fortune Minerals Limited, CEO of Arctic Mineral Resources, and a director of Northern Gateway Consulting.