David is a highly experienced and respected business leader with senior leadership, engineering and public markets expertise gained in multi-national, domestic and Commonwealth companies. David was Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Australian Naval Infrastructure, a Government Business Enterprise responsible for the delivery of naval infrastructure required to support the Commonwealth’s continuous shipbuilding programme. including the $535m Osborne South Shipyard. David was previously Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Santos from March 2008 through until his retirement in December 2015.
David Knox is currently Chair of Snowy Hydro Limited and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI). He is also a board member of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Redflow Limited (ASX – RFX), Migration Council of Australia, Adelaide Festival (AF) and the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAUS). David Knox is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland and has a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Edinburgh) and an MBA (Strathclyde). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mechanical Engineering and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.