After a long career in banking – starting in 1963 and rising to Manager of the Artarmon Branch of the Bank of NSW – David branched out into small business in 1987. Finally retiring in 2009, David and his wife Kim moved to Oberon for the quiet country life.
David has been a classic car enthusiast all his life – being involved for many years with the 48 & FJ Holden Owners Club, so on arrival in Oberon he became a founding member of the Oberon Heritage and Collectors Club Inc. holding the inaugural positions of Secretary, Treasurer and Public Officer for many years. David was also a founding member of the Highlands Steam & Vintage Fair organisation.
Currently he is a founding member of Oberon Men’s Shed and holds the positions of Secretary/Treasurer and Public Officer. He has been a valued member of Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway for many years and in 2014 was elected as a committee member. Very soon he found himself involved with writing a new business plan for the group and this is now in its finishing stages. The plan will take the association into the next ten years when we expect heritage tourist trains to be running on a regular basis on the Oberon Tarana line.