Senior Technical Director, GHD
David is a civil/geotechnical engineer with a Master of Engineering degree from University of Tasmania and a wide experience in investigation, design and construction of engineering projects including several projects awarded engineering excellence awards. His experience includes over 40 years involvement with mine waste disposal covering tailings from a wide range of mine types and properties and dam construction methods, together with waste rock dump design for potentially acid forming wastes.
David is passionate about designing for closure. As convenor of the committee responsible for producing the 2012/2019 ANCOLD Guidelines on Tailings Dams and Australian representative on the ICOLD Sub-committee on Tailings and Mine Dams, David is very much involved in assisting the mining industry in tailings management through the challenges of the future.