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 IPO of Slater Walker sponsored Mining Finance Corporation, becoming its
From 1984-87 David successfully guided Sedimentary Holdings as CEO to joint ownership and open-pit development of the then derelict 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 became a foundation director and CEO of Thai Goldfields NL, an unlisted public company holding 100% interests in Thai SPL applications (and re-applications) previously held by Newmont, Ivanhoe Mining and Phelps Dodge, hosting gold resources which were significantly enhanced by previous JV partners, Oxiana and Tigers Realm Minerals.