Dave is an economist with 28 years of experience in infrastructure planning and implementation. After working for the US Army Corps of Engineers for ten years in Washington DC, Dave moved to Asia in 2000, where he spent the next ten years working on Multilateral Development Bank financed projects throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with considerable inputs in Indonesia, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. In 2010, Dave joined the Asian Development Bank as a transport specialist working in the Central and West Asia Department, focused on reconstruction of Afghanistan’s transport network and charged with oversight of a $1.5 billion portfolio.
In 2016, Dave transferred to ADB’s PNG Resident Mission where he initially served as the Unit Head for Portfolio Management, whilst also being charged with processing the $1 billion Sustainable Highlands Highway Investment Program, which was approved by the ADB Board in 2017. Dave was appointed as Country Director and currently oversees ADB’s operations in PNG.
Dave has a master’s degrees in Education (Social Sciences) from George Mason University, and Economics from the George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Radford University.