David has gained a lifetime of experience in the resource sector commencing with stockbroking in London before commencing a valuable career experience as an analyst with Investment Bank, Slater Walker London in 1965. David moved to Sydney in 1968 with Slater Walker to develop resource investment strategy, organising finance to enable Poseidon to drill its ‘famous’ Mt Windarra nickel discovery in 1969, as well as financing many other resource assets of that time. The same year David organised the ASX float of Slater Walker sponsored Mining Finance Corporation, becoming its Managing Director. In later times, David successfully guided Sedimentary Holdings as CEO to joint ownership and open-pit development of the old Cracow Gold Mine (Qld) in 1984-87.
David became an equity partner in the Thai resource sector in 1987 when the Government deregulated gold exploration and mining. Thereafter, he jointly financed the formation of a team of young, keen local geologists who were responsible for the discovery of what is now the Chatree Gold Mine, a prospect which ultimately developed into the core gold asset of Kingsgate Consolidated and which, at its peak, was capitalised at more than $1 billion.
In 2002 David was a foundation director and is CEO of Thai Goldfields NL, an unlisted public company which holds Thai applications (and re-applications) over gold resources defined by previous JV partners Oxiana and Tigers Realm Minerals and exploration tenements previously investigated by Newmont, Ivanhoe, Phelps Dodge.