President, Eastern Hemisphere
David commenced his geological career with honours at Leicester University and subsequently Sheffield University in the UK. Initially employed as a biostratigrapher by Robertson Research, David moved over to the Far East in 1985 and became the regional Managing Director of Roberston's operations in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1988. In 1992 a move to Mincom, Australia's largest software developer saw David head-up the Petroleum Technology Division of Mincom, initially in Asia and subsequently the EAME from 1992 to 1999, developing a business around the company's flagship petrophysical product, GEOLOG. Following the acquisition of GEOLOG by Paradigm, David became Regional Vice President of the Asia Pacific Region for Paradigm and moved the regional HQ to Kuala Lumpur and opened multiple offices in India and Asia, making the Asia Pacific region the largest region within Paradigm. David worked as Asia Pacific Manager for the CSEM/MT acquisition and processing company OHM Surveys in 2007 before moving into the muticlient seismic business as the global head of sales for Searcher Seismic in Perth in 2008. David joined Ikon in the Kuala Lumpur regional HQ as Asia Pacific Vice President in October 2011 and took on his responsibilities in the Middle East during 2016.