David Harvey has vast experience in the RAN service: he has been an officer in submarines, acted in senior management roles within the Australian and international defence industry, including senior management roles within aviation and infrastructure industries. His defence industry experience varies extensively from development, manufacturing and through-life support and covers a wide range of projects including land, maritime and air projects, in Australia and overseas. He was the founding Managing Director of Thales Training and Simulation Australia and Managing Director of Thales Underwater Systems Pty Ltd before transitioning to an executive role within the John Holland Group.
With a number of board roles David is currently treasurer of Safeskies Conferences Inc and has formerly acted as chairman of Simulation Australia. He is a member of the AIG Defence council and is an active advisor specialising in successful business development, marketing strategies and creating solutions to organizational dysfunction.