A board Chairman and Non-Executive Director, David is a respected thought leader, expert advisor to governments and global businesses on resilient leadership and practice, specialising in sustainable solutions for the infrastructure and built environment sectors. In 2018 David was recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to engineering, particularly through creating sustainable infrastructure for cities and communities. He has also been named five times as one of the 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia.
David’s experience in leading the growth and development of global businesses, includes a 41-year career at Arup where he spearheaded sustainable growth through a variety of senior executive roles including CEO of Arup Australasia, Chairman of Global Infrastructure and Global Planning Leader. David is currently a Member of Council, Swinburne University of Technology; A non-Executive Director, Standards Australia; and Chair of Swinburne’s Smart Cities Research Institute Advisory Board. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.