Strategic management and marketing advice
Recognised by clients and peers for his strategic management and marketing advice, and problem-solving skills, David brings more than 25 years of consulting and business ownership experience to the table.
In working with clients from the boardroom to the factory floor, he is known for his ability to grasp the nuances of business contexts quickly, pinpoint and interpret key issues, and simplify the complex.
He is also widely experienced in facilitating the planning, negotiation and development of strategic partnerships and alliances to enhance organisations’ capabilities and impact.
As a business adviser and consultant, he is an Accredited Mindshop Facilitator (AMSF) and a member of the global Mindshop network of business advisers.
As a business owner, he built a successful consulting and marketing services business which for 13 years provided award-winning copywriting, design and custom publishing services, as well as web development, online learning, instructional design and video/multimedia production services to clients including large and small businesses, government entities and non-profit organisations.
RocketBoots engaged David to assist us with a complex marketing campaign critical to our growth and success. We couldn’t have chosen a better collaborator for this project — David’s grasp of our campaign’s purpose was rock solid, the resulting deliverables reflecting this completely. I would have no hesitation recommending David’s services. — Robin Hilliard, CTO, RocketBoots
Alongside his business activities, he is passionate about the importance of the arts in a civilised society. He has held leadership roles in, and provided pro bono services to, non-profit performing arts organisations.
Previously, he held executive, teaching and educational leadership roles for ten years in the adult English language training sector, working in Australia, the UK and Japan. He was a founding panel member and long-time consultant to Australia’s national accreditation scheme for the sector, and taught at postgraduate level at Macquarie University.
David holds Master of Arts degrees from the University of Cambridge and Macquarie University, as well as postgraduate qualifications in adult education and training. He is a professional member of the Australian Institute of Management and of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
Alongside business activities, he is also active as a classical musician and has performed, recorded, broadcast and toured with leading ensembles in Australia and internationally. He lives near Sydney in the Blue Mountains.