David has close to thirty years of experience in the construction industry in client and contractor roles; the last 15 years at a senior level. He has extensive experience as a Project Director on major projects across multiple sectors, both in Australia and internationally. David has significant strengths in providing strategic and operational-level planning, risk management, feasibility studies, policy development and industrial relations advice.
David has worked closely with Defence, Government and the private sector undertaking feasibility and due diligence studies as well as leading planning and risk management workshops for major infrastructure and vertical construction projects. He has significant strengths in communicating with stakeholders at all levels and appreciates the requirement for close liaison and communication between all parties to ensure project success.
David is also a qualified training developer and has lectured at some of Australia’s leading training and management institutions. Further, David was the Project Director for Defence’s largest training continuum review in over forty years, resulting in a new ‘all-corps officer training continuum’ for the Australian Army. The model has since been emulated by other services and defence forces around the world.
David is a graduate of the Australian Company Director’s Course and has served on the Boards of national project management companies, not-for-profit, charitable and professional certification bodies over the last ten years. David is the Managing Director of Gripfast Consulting.