David was recruited in November 2004 to provide professional management of the organization including strategic, operational and administrative responsibility. David has progressively developed WorldSkills International to be a global organization capitalizing on its unique and very important role in the showcasing and development of skills excellence. David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mech), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Masters of Business Administration. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Recent studies include Strategic Perspectives for Non-profit Management at Harvard Business School and Performance Measurement of Non-profit Organizations at Harvard Kennedy School. He has worked as a Project/Systems Engineer, Sales Consultant, Technical and Sales Support, Training Consultant, National Training Manager, National Manager, and Owner/Manager of a consulting business prior to joining WorldSkills International. David initially specialized in industrial automation and control technology and then focused on training and consulting, business development, and productivity solutions. He has worked for and consulted to large Multi-National Corporations as well as small businesses.