David is a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in roads and infrastructure development, transport planning, and technical assistance and institutional development programmes.
He has spent much of his career in Africa, working in nine sub-Saharan countries. He has been employed by both contractors and consultants and has recently been providing the private sector, roads authorities and ministries of transport with technical assistance.
Prior to this, David spent 14 years designing, building and supervising construction of reinforced concrete buildings and heavy reinforced concrete structures on coal-fired and hydroelectric power stations mostly in developing countries, but also in the UK.
He was manager of a consulting engineering practice in Swaziland for five years and was Chief Resident Engineer on a US$ 100 million construction contract in Botswana which included building 25 kilometres of dual carriageway urban highway.
Institutional development assignments have included two British government-funded projects in Ethiopia, involving the reform and reorganisation of the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) to implement and manage a US$3 billion road upgrading and expansion programme and the building of ERA’s capacity to maintain its road network efficiently and cost-effectively.
More recently, David completed a five-year DFID-funded programme to support the development of a more efficient and competitive roads industry in Uganda. He has just commenced a three-year technical assistance project to assist the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to improve their delivery of road upgrading projects and to develop a culture of excellence with focus on individual performance.
Chartered Civil Engineer
Member of Institution of Civil Engineers
B.Sc (Hons) Civil Engineering
Higher National Diploma Civil Engineering
TA to Uganda National Roads Authority
Chief Resident Engineer for Gaborone West Phase 3 Highways and Infrastructure Project
Design Review and Construction Supervision of Lot 2 of Fish Town to Harper Road Upgrading Project, Liberia
Contract Capacity Building Project, Ethiopian Roads Authority
Supporting the development of the National Construction Industry in Uganda
Lead roads consultant on Technical Assistance Programme to Ministry of Works & Transport, Malawi
Building the capacity of the District Maintenance Organisations in Ethiopia
Resident Engineer on construction of New State House for King of Swaziland