David Fletcher is part of a political family with deep roots in the Conservative party. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife Joanne. He has three children Steven, Gordon and Julia. Steven is a Minister in the Conservative Government. All three children graduated in Engineering from the University of Manitoba.
David was born in Kualar Lumpur, Malaya (now known as Malaysia). He went to school in New Zealand. He graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
After post graduate training in England, he worked in Montreal and then in Winnipeg. He has played a leading role on many large electrical transmission projects around the world, including the Nelson River Transmission Project in Manitoba, the Itaipu Transmission Project in Brazil, transmission projects in China including transmission from the Three Gorges Project as well as projects in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and the Middle East. David is now retired.
David enjoys playing tennis and is a keen wilderness canoeist.