MacFarlane, Dave

Dave MacFarlane is another example of the diversity in career paths taken by UBC graduates in Physical Education (Kinesiology).

A 1989 graduate, Dave played Thunderbird hockey in 1984-85 under the coaching of Fred Masuch. As it happens, Dave has good bloodlines as his father Dave Sr., successful in both athletics and business, was a UBC football star from 1949 through 1951, ultimately being inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.

After attaining his BPE at UBC, MacFarlane the younger joined HUB International which today is the largest insurance broker in Canada and the tenth-largest in North America. Since starting with HUB over twenty years ago, Dave has evolved to the point where he is now Senior VP and Chief Sales Officer, developing numerous programs while at the same time being responsible for business development and revenue results, which he has increased significantly.

Dave is also involved with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and serves as Chair of its World Partnership Walk and Partnership Golf. He is also a past trustee of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and currently coaches minor hockey and basketball.

Sports and physical activity have always been a big part of Dave’s life, but because he is so engaging and dedicated he has excelled in the insurance field. With his educational background and his nature, he is always willing to motivate and mentor others.

Written by Fred Hume, UBC Historian