Dave has practised as a translator and interpreter in Indonesian and Malay for about 25 years, and over a number of years has been heavily involved with NAATI, including running workshops for both translating and interpreting candidates in NAATI’s Melbourne office from 1998 to 2014, and chairing two examiner panels. More recently he was for 2 years a member of their Technical Reference Advisory Committee and has been involved in designing and conducting training workshops for NAATI examiners. Formerly an education officer and Indonesian instructor in the Air Force, he returned to the Defence Force School of Languages as a civilian instructor in Indonesian, and then became their Assessments Officer before retiring from Defence in 2009. From 2006 to 2014 he taught T&I theory (plus Indonesian translating and interpreting) as a sessional lecturer on the Advanced Diploma and Masters programs at RMIT University. Having retired from RMIT as well, he joined the VIC/TAS branch committee of AUSIT and became the branch delegate as well as the branch chair for 3 years. Having been elected as National Secretary in 2016, he has now relinquished the position as branch chair, but continues to leverage his RMIT teaching experience to contribute from time to time to AUSIT PD events in Victoria and Tasmania.