After leaving Invercargill, David spent his university years at Otago and then completed his post graduate work at Canterbury University.
David worked for a number of years in Education as a teacher, High School Counsellor and as a Deputy Principal and Acting Principal.
Since 2007 David worked as a Finance Manager specialising in home loan debt reduction.
Now semi-retired, David is enjoying working part time for Kannangara Thomson as Deeds Clerk.
David has coached and managed representative teams and enjoys most sports; particularly rugby, netball and motor racing.
David has family in Christchurch and Auckland and enjoys camping with his grandchildren each Christmas holidays.