One of Otium Planning Group’s founding directors, David has helped to guide the firm’s rapid progression to one of Australia’s largest and most respected specialist sport and leisure planning consulting firms. Immediately prior to Otium’s inception he was the Managing Director of sport and recreation consultancy, Strategic Leisure Group.
David has over 23 years’ consulting experience in the sport and leisure industry. He draws on the breadth of his consulting and ‘hands on’ senior management experience to ensure that study outcomes are realistic and achievable.
He has advised government and private sector clients on major infrastructure studies, strategic planning, master planning, business planning, policy development and active & healthy living. His knowledge of facility planning from major events to community sport and recreation is reflected in the breadth of his client base which includes State and Territory governments throughout Australia, Olympic Coordination Authority, Queensland Events, state sporting organisations, and scores of Australian local governments.
With a keen interest in planning environments for active & healthy living, David has been active in debate around planning for active communities and continues to advocate in this field.
As a former Director of Recreation for Brisbane City Council, David managed a large and diverse leisure services portfolio. He continues to monitor industry trends and has presented to national and international conferences on a variety of sport, recreation and physical activity planning topics.
David has recently stepped down as a director of Otium but continues to play an active part-time role as a Senior Associate.