David holds Degrees in Chemical Engineering (Chemical and Materials) and Science (Chemistry) in University of Auckland, New Zealand and has 33 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
He began his career with Shell in the New Zealand Refining Company Ltd in 1985. Since then, he has held a wide range of operational, technical, project and executive roles in oil refining, gas and Gas to Liquids in New Zealand, Oman, Abu Dhabi, the Netherlands and Malaysia. He was Refining Manager in New Zealand, Vice President Technical Support in a large sour gas plant in Abu Dhabi and SMDS Operations Manager in Bintulu, Malaysia. Other significant roles have been in Operations, Technology, IT, E&S and Major Projects.
He was appointed as Chief Operation Officer on November 2017 before he accepted his current role.