David originally qualified as a geologist at the WA School of Mines and has worked in the resources industry in Australia, Africa and Asia for the past 25 years. He is currently Executive Chairman of Battery Minerals and Non Executive Director of Northern Star Resources.
In 2013 he was appointed Chancellor of Murdoch University.
David also participates in industry organisations, not for profit boards and charities, having held positions on the board or as Chariman of Youth Focus, GivingWest, Australian Mining Hall of Fame, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the WA Business Advisory Board for the Leukaemia Foundation and is patron for Many Rivers Microfinance and Kalparrin.
He has been recognised with a number of industry and community awards including Governors Award for Giving 2011, Eisenhower Fellowship 2013 as well as Business Leader of the Year and Western Australian of the Year 2014.