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David Hobson

An experienced business expert, David is passionate about helping others succeed. He has the time and motivation to help others and his strengths include product process and project design, project management, Lean business practices, organic business growth, strategic planning, sales and marketing, general management, business plans and budgets, OH&S systems development, environmental and quality accreditations.


  • Finance-
  • HR-
  • Management-
  • Marketing-
  • Sales-
  • Planning-


  • Education and training-
  • Health care and social assistance-
  • Tourism, hospitality, accommodation and food services-
  • Public administration inc. Government relationships-
  • Electricity, gas, water and waste services-
  • Arts and recreation services-
  • Retail trade-
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and rural-
  • Rental, hiring and real estate services-
  • Professional, scientific and technical services-
  • Wholesale trade-
  • Construction-
  • Manufacturing-
  • Information media and telecommunications-
  • Transport, postal and warehousing-
  • Financial and insurance services-
  • Newsagency-
  • Mining-
  • Administrative and support services-

Spoken Languages:

State: Victoria

Primary Locations:

  • Melbourne East-

Locations by request:

  • (Face to face mentoring sessions will only be conducted in the Ringwood/Lilydale areas however David is available for SKYPE, Zoom, FaceTime, MS Teams, Chime, etc sessions)

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Victoria) or by Phone and online

I can also deliver mentoring by phone and online

Current Occupation:

SBMS Mentor, Airport consultant/manager

Detailed CV:

David has more than 40 years’ business experience and is passionate about manufacturing engineering and all its associated aspects. He has an intense work ethic and drive and successfully achieved the continual improvement and global competitiveness of several Australian manufacturing companies. He is skilled at all aspects of national and international business, with a clear focus on bottom line profitability, Lean business practices and self-sustaining growth.

David has excellent team-based communications and prefers to mentor as well as direct the organization toward the agreed common goal. His children and many of their friends have sought his business mentoring skills when starting and running their own (mostly IT) businesses, which continues today. David has wound down his work commitments so he can focus on helping others. He has time available and believes that his expertise will contribute to the ongoing development of Australian small business.


  • Diploma Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma Product Engineering