David has 30 years of civic and social organisation experience working in the areas of employment, education and training, indigenous and multicultural affairs, crime and violence prevention, youth affairs, community engagement and social enterprise development.  He has held senior government positions with various state and federal government departments including the Department for Victorian Communities, Department of Justice, Office of Employment and Victoria Police.  He has also worked for a number of Non Government Organisations and, owned and operated a National Registered Training Organisation (RTO) – Connect Employment and Training Services Pty Ltd.