Dave joined UNE in 2005 and has since held senior roles in implementing business opportunities and operational plans for the forward-facing services of university life which include SportUNE; Safety, Security and Information; Belgrave Cinema; Campus Food & Beverage; Yarm Gwanga Childcare; UNE Medical Centre; Campus Retail; Graduation Services; Student Advocacy and Welfare; TuneFM; and Clubs & Societies.
Since 2014, Dave has overseen the delivery of security services; an integral part of the UNE Life business with a team of 18 staff providing 24/7 coverage of the Armidale campus.
Previously a Director of UniSport Australia, the peak governing body of university sport in Australia, Dave is currently President of FISU Oceania, the overarching governing body of university sport in the Oceania region under the banner of the International University Sports Federation.
Dave is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and recently undertook the Company Directors training course, further broadening his skills in analytics, event and operations management, team building and strategic leadership. He holds a Master of International Sports Management through Southern Cross University.