David has extensive experience in the successful growth and management of businesses, both within Australia and Internationally. He has spent over 30 years in the engineering sector, during which time he has been actively involved in overall business management, strategic planning, business acquisition, project advisory services, project due diligence, technology commercialisation, project management, structural design, and university lecturing.
David is currently Deputy Chair of the Kimberley Ports Authority, and past non-executive Director of Engineering Education Australia. Previously he was employed by Evans & Peck, an engineering advisory firm, to develop bankable feasibilities and delivery strategies for multi-billion-dollar resources developments. Prior to this, David was for over 20 years a senior executive and Director at WorleyParsons, playing an important role in the development of major new growth initiatives within the company. In particular, he was involved in the initial establishment and growth of WorleyParsons’ Infrastructure business.
David has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and a First-Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Australia. He has been actively involved in the broader engineering profession, including time as Chair of the WA Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management, and as a WA Division Committee member of Engineers Australia.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land on which we work. As we tour our work across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations elders, past and present. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.