David has over thirty years' experience in the hospitality, tourism and property industry having started his professional career in 1980 as a hotel management trainee and department head working in a variety of operational roles.
After graduating from university in 1985 with a BBus in Hotel Management, David specialised in accounting & finance working in senior roles for both private and publicly listed companies in Australia.
From 1999 until April 2011, David worked in various senior roles for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. including Director of Finance - Indonesia, Director of Finance - Australia, NZ & Pacific region and finally Director of Acquisitions & Development where he was responsible for the company's development growth plans in the Australia, NZ and Pacific region.
Most recently, David worked as General Manager for a privately owned joint venture company whose purpose was to own operate and develop hotel and tourism assets in Australia.
David has extensive senior management experience and has over ten years' experience acting as company secretary, company director and overseer of governance for a number of private Australian companies.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management), CPA, MAICD