A chartered professional engineer, David has worked in the electricity industry since 1970.
David worked with Hydro Commission/Corporation from 1966-72 and 1974-1999 in various roles including Electrical Design and Contracts Engineer, Electrical Services Engineer and Construction Support, and Electricity Distribution Design Standards Manager.
He was a Distribution Regulatory Manager and Projects Engineer at Aurora Energy from 1999-2001 before securing employment as an Electric Distribution Consultant for a statewide company specialising in private high voltage installations.
David holds a Graduate Diploma of Management from the University of Tasmania.
He is a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
David has maintained an active role in Rostrum, an Australia-wide organisation helping people to develop skills and confidence in public speaking, since 1975. A former National Secretary, David is currently the Tasmanian President of Australian Rostrum.
He is a committee member of the David Collins Leukaemia Foundation of Tasmania.
David’s wife became a client of CBS in 2002. David joined the Board in 2009 and was appointed Treasurer in 2012.