In fact, David carted himself off to university as a mature age student and nailed a double major in accounting and information systems!
It wasn't long after when David was in transition from university to next career move when he filled up Peter Fowler's car at a servo in Alstonville and, as they say, the rest is history. Ten years later, he's keeping the wheels of commerce well-oiled at Collins Hume.
His role as Business Manager is hugely varied and keeps David extremely busy. In a nutshell, he keeps Collins Hume's system ticking over smoothly so the team can get on with what they do well – looking after clients.
To say David has a diverse portfolio is an understatement. On a daily basis he tends the firm's human resources, IT and some accounting, but realistically has a hand in most things including website management, CRM, Nimbus portal, managing content providers, software updates, event coordination, Collins Hume's practice management system and all the other software they use.
David is also Collins Hume's privacy officer and is committed to the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles which are contained in the Act. This commitment ensures that any personal information held by Collins Hume is kept absolutely confidential at all times. It gives everyone peace of mind that both the firm's and clients' sensitive data is in safe hands and protected from risk.
Two years ago David completed his Training and Assessment formal certification. He also has an extensive dossier of real-world experience, having been a dairy farmer, merchant seaman and a carpenter. He moved to the Northern Rivers in the 1970s and, apart from a short stint in Canberra in the 1980's, has called the area home ever since. Read more…