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Technical Manager
Australian Paper

David is the Technical Manager at Australian Paper, Maryvale Mill in Morwell Victoria. Prior to moving to Australian Paper, David was the Sales Manager at Nalco-An Ecolab Company. He has a background in Chemistry, achieving his PhD in Colloidal Chemistry at the University of Tasmania in 2004. David has held managerial roles with high level companies, such as Nalco, Mitsubishi, Ovivo and BASF. In 2005 David was the winning recipient of the Appita Jasper Mardon Memorial Prize for significant contribution to the paper industry. His career objective focuses on his leadership and people management skills and also his knowledge gained from his experience in the speciality chemical industry (focused in pulp and paper and water treatment).

Throughout my career I have had 2-3 mentors who have helped me navigate through the professional world. The value in these conversations has helped me achieve my current role and work/life engagement. Paying forward this good will is something I see as a step in my leadership and assisting the next generation of this industry.

Attributes/Specialisation: Leadership, Communication, Strategy, Negotiation.