David is an Adjunct Associate Professor and part time Director of External Relations at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney.
David was Chair of the Australian National Training Authority, Chair of Skills Tasmania and President of The Business Higher Education Roundtable and a board member of childhood cancer charity Redkite. He was Chair of entrepreneurial solar energy systems company Barefoot Power.
David had a 37 years career with the BOC Group retiring as Managing Director of BOC South Pacific in 2005, having had previous appointments with them in Thailand, the UK and Japan.
David is married to Jo and they have three adult children and seven grandchildren.