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David Newnham

As well as having extensive experience in finance, business planning, building and project management, David is a good listener and happy to share his business experiences – both positive and negative. He was a hands-on residential building company manager for 19 years and spends extensive amounts of time with his clients to ensure they receive the best possible advice.

Skills:

  • Management-
  • Finance-
  • Planning-
  • Marketing-
  • Sales-
  • Exit/Succession-

Industries:

  • Construction-
  • Professional, scientific and technical services-

Primary Locations:

  • Melbourne East-
  • Melbourne North-
  • Melbourne North West-
  • Melbourne South-
  • Melbourne South East-
  • Melbourne West-
  • Melbourne CBD-

Locations by request:

  • Bass Coast-
  • (I stay at Cowes, Phillip Island fortnightly approximately, from Friday to Monday inclusive and sometimes longer periods during summer)

Current Occupation:

SBMS mentor, Board member

Detailed CV:

David started his career as an engineer in 1971 with the Commonwealth Department of Works Head Office. After completing a Commonwealth Post Graduate Scholarship at the University of New South Wales in 1975, he worked as a Design/Construction Team Leader with the Commonwealth Department of Construction, before becoming a Construction Team Leader with the Reserve Bank Note Printing Work Project in Craigieburn from 1976-1982.

From 1982-1983, David participated in the Commonwealth Government’s Executive Development Scheme, before working for a software developer from 1984-1987. This was followed by a Project Manager role with a large Melbourne CBD shopping centre development from 1987-1992, where he managed a $238 million contract.

David then worked as the State Building Manager of a large home building company from 1992-1994, before taking the General Manager role at another home builder from 1995-1997. He served as Managing Director at that company from 1997-2016, and following a management buyout became a Non-Executive Director. David has also served on several Boards, including the Master Builders Association of Victoria, Master Builders Australia Board and the Building Practitioners Board.

Qualifications:

  • BEng
  • MEngSc (UNSW)

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