David heads the Hospitality and Liquor/Gaming Team for the DBH Commercial Law department. He is the chairman of both Tillett Natural Stone Industries and Mintaro Slate.
David is a past director of the World Sailing & Australian Sailing Organisations.
In March 2005, he was recognised as the 2004 Official of the Year by the Confederation of Australian Sports. He is a past member of the Executive of the South Australian Olympic Council and in 2012 was awarded an Order of Merit for his services to the Olympic Movement.
David has officiated as a judge/umpire/race official at the Olympic Games and America’s Cup.
David was recognised with an Order of Australia (AM) in 2014 for his extensive contribution and commitment to the sport of Sailing.
David has again been appointed as an International Technical Official for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which will be the 6th Olympic Games he has officiated at.
David has been appointed as Chairman of the Arbitration Panel for the 36th America’s Cup, which will be the 7th America’s Cup he has officiated at.