David joined the BCSV in 2012, after his childhood fascination with buses was rekindled, as had his interest in trams some years before. He became our Assistant Secretary in 2017, with the view that the BCSV becomes a leading authority and resource on the role, history, key people and vehicle types of bus and coach operations in Victoria.
He particularly enjoys seeing and riding in heritage buses of the 1950s and 1960s, especially Comair Bedfords. It is also a thrill to travel in some of the early American inspired coaches such as the Ansair Clippers, MCI ‘Big Bears’ and the GM vehicles.
Although David may have never driven a bus, he owns a restored 1949 Bedford K series 2-ton tray truck, and enjoys double-shuffling the 4-speed crash box.
Now retired, David previously worked for both ICI / Orica and CSL Pharmaceuticals, finishing up as an Engineering Manager. These days David volunteers at the Melbourne Tram Museum as a visitor guide. Other pastimes include video and photography; voluntary consulting and mentoring work; family; and a coastal farm.