David started his aviation career in the construction of aircraft with British Aerospace, then made the transition into maintenance with Monarch Airlines. After many years in overalls, he moved into quality assurance with Lufthansa Technik and then into corporate safety with Cathay Pacific.
David joined IATA in 2010 and managed the ground services portfolio, including the production of the AHM and delivery of the annual IGHC conference. After moving into the safety department, he took over the ERP portfolio and worked extensively with ICAO on regulations for aerodrome safety and ERP.
David has degrees in humanities and business management and professional qualifications in maintenance, QA, Safety and OH&S. He is also a published author, and teaches yoga. David is bilingual in English and French and currently resides in Quebec, Canada.