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David has over 50 years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor, beginning his career in the United

Kingdom in 1965, then moving to Australia in 1971.

As a Director of Rider Hunt (now RLB) from 1983 to 2000, he found new opportunities and opened new

offices in Australia and internationally.

In 2006, David started the first office of Costplan Group in Brisbane with Rudi Piebenga and Ken Lewis

and is proud of its growth and development into an international group of companies.

David has extensive experience on various projects and sectors throughout the world and has

significant knowledge on the cost and logistical challenges that arise from constructing in diverse

countries with different construction methods and regulations.

Understanding clients’ unique objectives and budgets is at the core of David’s approach to ensure client

and project goals are successfully achieved.

The values important to David are to provide real-time, honest and independent advice to clients at all

times, to help our people improve and extend their capabilities and to ensure a happy and positive


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