Dave has around 28 years experience in the minerals sector, in geotechnical engineering site-based positions with Newcrest Mining and Rio Tinto, and the last 18 years in senior consulting/leadership roles with GHD. In addition to Chairing the Mining Society committee in the past and serving on the Melbourne Branch Committee, Dave led a reinvigoration of the Darwin Branch and Chaired this until the end of 2013.
Dave was first elected to the AusIMM Board in October 2015, and in April 2020 was elected AusIMM President for 2021. Dave has brought additional governance to the group in risk management and project management fundamentals. He has served on various Board committees and taskforces including Audit and Risk Committee, Nominations Committee and the Professional Accreditation Advisory Taskforce to review and revamp the Chartered Professional Program to be more contemporary, user-friendly and with greater oversight.
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