Dave spent 22 years in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Avionics Technician, with roles including Logistics Engineer, Spares Assessor and Technical Manual Writer. During his defence career, he honed his logistic support skills and his ability to communicate in an extremely logical, clear and concise way. He was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Australia Day 2000 Honours Awards in recognition of his skills and efforts in engineering support.
After leaving the Air Force, Dave realised that his knowledge and experience were transferrable across multiple industries. He secured freelance contracts developing technical communication for manufacturing, mining, explosives, engineering and technology companies, before founding ITAD in 2009. Dave now takes on a consultant role at ITAD, leading his team of experienced technical communicators to develop effective, viable and integrated technical and business information in all formats.
He is a member of the Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC). Has was a member of the volunteer committee for over ten years and held the role of President and Vice President. He is also a member of the Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) and Queensland Leaders.