Dave joined WGE in 2014 to spearhead the newly formed specialist lighting discipline. For the past 12 years, Dave has consulted on and led a vast range of lighting projects both in Australia and overseas. As a very active member of the lighting community, he regularly contributes to industry publications, organises industry events and is the current Victorian President of the Illuminating Engineering Society. Dave’s passion is lighting and he prides himself on being able to find creative and aesthetic solutions to challenging briefs. His practical knowledge and hands-on experience are invaluable on projects and his strong client focus ensures successful outcomes.
Outside of work
Dave spends his weekends scouring second hand markets and tinkering on machines. His young son, Leroy, is the light of his life and his favourite activity is spending time together with wife Rachael just being a Dad.
What will you bring to a project
My passion for lighting is evident in the enthusiasm I bring to projects. I understand that a holistic approach is required for superior outcomes and work closely with all disciplines and the client to integrate seamlessly into a space, rather than layered on top. My philosophy is to provide creatively responsive and technically proficient solutions with a focus on client service.
- Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
- Diploma in Lighting Design – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Industry accreditations / bodies
- Immediate Past Victorian President of the Illumination Engineering Society
DEPI Growth Research Facility
A plant growth facility with very specific electric lighting requirements for photosynthesis. Cutting edge lighting control systems are installed to provide precise photonic delivery.
Food and Desire
A luxurious function and event venue on the Yarra waterfront. The lighting scheme employs artistic media screens and tasteful colour changing to personalize the space for different events.