David Close is a Board Director, Executive and Project Director with over 25 years experience working with Executive Leaders in global & national companies to deliver profit and organisational improvements. He is a Company Director on Boards in the Commercial and Not for Profit sectors. Having worked with global consulting companies he has delivered company-wide initiatives across multi-sectors in Health, Disability, Aged Care, Government, Financial Services, Education, Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities and Transport.
David serves as Board Director & Vice President with Link Vision (services for vision impaired) in the not-for-profit sector. In the commercial sector he is Board Director with range of businesses providing advice in strategy, startup, growth and capital raises. With the Project Management Institute Qld (PMIQ) David serves as Board Director and is a former Associate Director for the Industry Engagement & Sponsorship portfolio.
David’s experience in delivery includes Project Director & General Manager with national organisations reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Executive Leadership Teams for delivery of high-profile critical path initiatives. David has managed diverse programs with budgets of $2-$20M, capex $200M and teams of 5-60 members comprising staff, contractors and outsource vendors. Achievements in Business Development include executive client relations to identify, propose and win client initiatives exceeding $20M. David has a strong record in delivering solutions that meet financial and cultural business outcomes.
David previously led PMIQ’s Industry Engagement & Sponsorship portfolio with a key role in the growth of the portfolio. He was integral in the cross-integration of portfolios for increased member value. Achievements include new executive relations with Industry & Academia, Executive Forum Breakfasts, Innovation Though-Leadership series, new venues, growth of event attendees and members, growth of sponsors and governance committees (Inaugural PMDoS Day of Service).
PMIQld's Volunteer Directors at Large are elected roles that represents our members, and ensure strong governance of our organisation. Ultimately our board members are custodians of our chapter values, assets, and contribution to industry; and ensure we stay on Mission, contribute to our Strategic Pillars, and create a vibrant and wonderful community for all PMIQld Members. All of our Directors at Large play many active roles in the chapter - contributing to our monthly board meetings, collaborating with other chapters nationally and internationally, representing PMIQld in the community, bringing networks and supports to PMIQld, being involved in steering committees for major PMIQld Initiatives, leading new or special initiative areas for PMIQld, senior engagement with Qld Industry, supporting our volunteer leaders, and always being available to all members to assist any concerns, opportunities or correspondence. In common with all our board roles, elections are run strictly controlled by PMI, with all board members serving 2 year terms with a maximum of 4 consecutive terms allowed on the board.
Volunteering is also a huge part of how PMI Qld provides value to members, and also how members can best get to know others and establish new skills and strong networks in industry. If you have an interest in better networks, giving back, or showcasing or growing your skills please contact our Associate Director - Volunteering (email@example.com) to discuss how volunteering might open great doors for you.