David is responsible for the planning, technology, delivery and optimization of Telstra’s fixed and data access networks which include the capacity and area planning and technology management for all elements of the narrowband voice, broadband access, broadband service and wideband business services across the length and breadth of Australia.
In a career in the telecommunications industry and Telstra spanning over 41 years, David has had assignments in many fields including field engineering, construction, network planning, process and knowledge management. More recently he led the Integrated Network Planning group with responsibilities for the capacity planning, forecasting and investment in the national fixed network and international transmission network.
Currently the investment optimization in Telstra’s Fixed Broadband Network in a National Broadband Network environment is David’s prime accountabilities.
David is also Chairman of Heritage Telstra, a cross business committee vested with the responsibility of maintaining and leveraging Telstra's vast historical collection.
David has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Grad Member AIDC).