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Dave joined Austrade and commenced in his current role, based in London, in February 2019.
Dave has extensive experience in inward investment, including leading the Inward Investment team in Sao Paulo, Brazil for UKTI (now DIT) and managing the Inward Investment team at Oxfordshire County Council, later transferred into OxLEP. He also held inward investment and internationalisation roles at Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP - later absorbed into SEMLEP) as well as serving as Economic Development and Partnerships Manager for Maldon District Council, in Essex.
At Austrade, Dave focuses on Inward Investment in the Advanced Manufacturing, Defence and Space sectors, as well as Critical Minerals (especially related to battery technology) and Cyber Security, where applicable to these sectors.
David holds Bachelor of Arts and BA (Honours) degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business from the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. He also holds a postgraduate diploma obtained during his diplomatic training while working for the Department of Foreign Affairs in South Africa.