David is a graduate from the University of Tasmania (1973) majoring in Geology and Geomorphology - the science of landforms. Having been raised on the shores of Derwent Estuary, he finds fascinating the interplay between the land and the marine environments.
Professionally he has worked as an exploration geologist for a whole range of commodities, from uranium to diamonds, in a wide range of terranes, from equatorial Africa to the sub-arctic of Canada. In more recent times, he has worked for the Tasmanian Government, with initial responsibilities project-managing the roll-out of the natural gas network. Increasingly, his interests involve promoting the use of bioenergy, taking waste streams and residues from primary industries and our important food processing industries.
As an earth scientist, who often dwells on the concept of "Deep Time", David finds Tasmania, with its pedigree as a fragment of Gondwana, a constant reminder of what a dynamic planet we live on.