Global Renewables’ team brings a variety of industry strengths and perspectives to its approach on waste management. The background of its people runs the gamut from environmental science to process engineering and this body of knowledge is a major part of Global Renewables’ success in developing innovative solutions.
David has been intimately involved in the development of Global Renewables. He led the early investigations and development of the UR-3R Process® and oversaw the contracting and financing of the Eastern Creek Project in Sydney. After Eastern Creek began treating Sydney’s household waste in 2004, David relocated to the UK and led the negotiations to secure Global Renewables as the appointed preferred bidder in the US$4B Lancashire Waste PFI Contract. In 2009, David with the support of private equity acquired the Global Renewables business (excluding the UK business) and since, has been based in his home country, Australia, where he oversaw the expansion of the Eastern Creek UR-3R Facility to 220,000 tpa and to the achievement of a 66% diversion rate.
Before Global Renewables, David spent seven years with GRD Minproc, performing various roles from construction and commissioning to business development and corporate management.
David is a keen advocate of treating waste as a resource and is involved in a range of organizations and committees dedicated to helping drive Australia to a resource efficient future. David holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and an MBA both from the University of Western Australia, and a Graduate Diploma in Finance from the Australian Securities Institute.