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BiographyDavid Hood is a Chartered Professional Engineer, registered on NPER to practice in civil and environmental engineering. David has over forty years experience in business, engineering, education, project management, and senior executive positions in both the public and private sectors. David graduated in civil engineering from the University of Queensland in 1970, and spent ten years in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Commissioned Officer involved with the planning, development, and construction of RAAF bases throughout Australia. After a further seven years as an airport planner, and Project Director with the Federal Department of Aviation, David was appointed Senior Property Executive with the Parliament of Australia where he was responsible for the take-over and commissioning of Australia’s then New Parliament House in Canberra. Following the successful start-up of Parliament House, David moved back to the aviation sector where he managed a number of technology IP commercialisation projects, including the establishment of joint venture companies to develop and market air traffic control related software and other products around the world. David then worked as National Manager Aviation and Defence with Maunsell Pty Ltd, before being appointed National Director Engineering Practice with the Institution of Engineers, Australia where he was responsible for technical standards, registration, and the delivery of the Institution’s continuing professional development and education programs. David was a Founding Director of the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), and of the Australian Council of Building Design Professions (BDP), and was for six years a Councillor, and for three a Director of Standards Australia International. David is currently Chairman of his own consulting engineering practice specialising in the areas of sustainability in the built environment, “green projects”, energy efficiency policy, engineering education and global engineering infrastructure. David has also directed a number of government and industry funded programs throughout S E Asia and Africa assisting the engineering profession in evolving economies with the development of competency standards and assessment processes, practice registration and education upgrading and accreditation systems. As an investor, Chairman, and Board member David led the successful turnaround of CBD Energy Limited, a small public company involved in energy saving technology and solutions for the property industry. David is actively involved with industry and professional associations promoting the improved energy performance of buildings. David sits on a number of industry, community and university advisory boards where his extensive engineering background, and considerable involvement at a senior level in the built environment sector is influencing change in the “energy culture” of Australia. David is an Adjunct Professor in the Science and Engineering Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, Past Chairman of the Australian College of Environmental Engineers, Founding Chairman of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC now the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia), and is Past Deputy President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC). David is an accredited presenter on Al Gore’s Climate Project, and lectures widely on climate change and sustainability where his passion enthuses others to make a difference and reduce the damage we are inflicting on the earth’s systems. In November 2010 David was elected National Deputy President of Engineers Australia (EA). He was EA's 2012 National President.
David has been included in the ABC Carbon list of the Top 100 Global Sustainability Leaders in 2011, 2012, and 2013. On Australia Day, 2013, David was admitted as a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant contribution to engineering through education and professional associations, and for raising community awareness of sustainability.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (University of Queensland)
Professional memberships and associations
Chairman, Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC); Immediate Past Chairman, College of Environmental Engineers; Past Deputy President, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC); Member, Australian Green Development Forum (AGDF)