CEng (Mining), MBA, FAusIMM, FIMMM, MAICD
After qualifying in 1979 as a mining engineer, followed by an MBA from Nottingham University, UK, David spent nine years as a mine manager with British Coal and RJB Mining PLC (now UK Coal PLC). In 1995, David moved to Pittsburgh, USA, as Global Business Development Manager for Joy Mining Machinery with responsibility for the USA, UK, Republic of South Africa and Australia. In July 1997, he moved to Australia with Joy Mining Machinery as the Regional Vice President with responsibility for Queensland. In January 1998, David joined Centennial Coal Company Limited as the General Manager, Operations, and subsequently assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer before being appointed to the position of Managing Director & CEO in July 2011 through to April 2017. David now holds the position of Non-Executive Director of Centennial Coal Company Limited.
David is currently chairman of Coal Services Pty Limited; a director (and past chairman) of the NSW Minerals Council; chairman of the Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technologies Limited Board (ACALET); and a member of University of NSW Education Trust Advisory Committee. He was previously a director of Minerals Council of Australia; the NSW Freight Advisory Council; Coal Innovation NSW (CINSW); and Australian Coal Association (ACA). In May 2014, through to project end in February 2015, David was also a member of the Minerals Industry Taskforce, tasked with providing a roadmap for the growth in the minerals sector within NSW.