- BSc (Agric)(Hons) (UWA), PhD (Soil Science) (UWA)
David is a Director and General Manager of Outback Ecology. Since joining Outback Ecology in 2002, David has managed projects in soil assessments, developing completion criteria, tailings rehabilitation, topsoil management, characterisation and management of mine wastes to optimise reconstructed soils, and plant uptake of metals. These projects have been exclusively for mining and oil and gas operations, including BHP Billiton (Pilbara, Olympic Dam, Nickel West), Chevron (WA Oil, Gorgon) Rio Tinto (Pilbara, Argyle), Iluka (Eneabba), and Alcoa. A recent particular focus has been developing completion criteria for major operations in the Pilbara, Kimberley, and south-west of WA. Through his former role as Director of the UWA Centre for Land Rehabilitation, David gained a broad exposure to industry liaison, research project development, project management, and training. David retains a role at UWA as Adjunct Associate Professor in Soil Science.