David combines over 25 years experience as a chemical engineer and senior executive within the food processing and health care industries. He has extensive experience in operational management both in small and large organisations ranging from line supervision through to managing director.

David gained his experience working for Haigh’s Confectionery, Nestle Australia, Alcan and Queensland Alumina. His career has offered him senior management positions in education, training and development, manufacturing, quality assurance, food safety, new product development, marketing and distribution.

David sees his role as supporting businesses transform themselves by providing great training and consulting solutions. AFTC’s key emphasis is on providing business solutions that focus on both employees and business needs. We aim to create opportunities and bring transformation, firstly to people and then to workplace culture, so that ultimately each business succeeds and prospers.

For the past 20 years David has worked as a workplace Trainer delivering qualifications in Frontline Management, Food Processing, Health Support Services and as a technical consultant with such companies as: Arnott’s Biscuits, TipTop Bakeries, Sanitarium Heath Food Company, Adelaide Poultry, Bickfords Australia Ltd, CYWHS – Glenside Psychiatric Hospital, Southern Cross Care. CYWHS – Women’s & Children’s Hospital Adelaide, Anglicare SA, St Andrew’s Private Hospital.

David’s major area of expertise is in executive and operational management, HACCP based food safety programs and quality assurance systems. He is currently involved in the writing, development, implementation and auditing of HACCP based food safety programs for the Aged Care and Food Processing industries. This has included training personnel in the causes of food-borne illness, the identification of potential contamination sources and the development of internal auditing procedures.

Professional Memberships

  • Food SA

  • Australian Institute of Training and Development

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management

  • Committee Member of Global Care SA


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)

  • Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

  • Diploma of Training Design and Development

  • Diploma of Management

  • Certificate IV in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Training

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

  • Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Certificate III in Food Processing

  • Certificate III in Health Support Services

  • Certificate in Approved Persons Thermal Processes

  • Certificate in SQF2000 HACCP Principles and Guidelines