David has more than twenty years experience working with disadvantaged and disengaged Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people in communities including Fitzroy, West Heidelberg, Braybrook and Broadmeadows.
David is the CEO of EQubed which creates educational and employment pathways for disengaged youth using social enterprise as a key model.
He has been a probation officer, a youth liaison officer, counselor, football coach, hospital chaplain, street worker for the homeless, a drug and alcohol worker, trauma consultant, counselling coordinator, grief consultant, family counselor and industrial chaplain, not to mention an Anglican parish priest in some of Melbourne’s most disadvantaged areas.
As an industrial chaplain David provided trauma counselling after the Hoddle Street shooting, the Queen Street shooting, the explosion and fire at the Altona Petrochemical Company and at the Russell Street bombing.
He was a Trauma Management Consultant to the Country Fire Authority and was awarded an Order of Australia medal for his community work with the disadvantaged.