David joined Spinnaker in 2010 and as a result has built up an incredible network of candidates and clients. David can regularly be found at industry events.
He has a certificate in Recruitment Practice from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and graduated from the University of Essex with a BSc in Social Science. He has spoken at various events including Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL), Young Maritime Professionals, and at the University of Strathclyde.
In addition to contingency recruitment for clients, David can also provide advice on the recruitment process, CV writing and interview skills for candidates.
His experience covers shipowners, shipmanagers, maritime associations, flag states, maritime service companies, and product providers across all of the major shipping hubs.
He has worked on recruitment projects across multiple sectors in the maritime industry and the bulk of his experience at Spinnaker was built working on technical roles including marine engineering and surveying, ship management, technical, environmental and safety advisory, HSEQ / QHSE positions. He now specialises in corporate functions including business development, finance, marketing and sales.
Being a recruitment consultant wasn’t always David’s dream. When he was younger he wanted to be a pilot in either the RAF or for a commercial airline, and at the age of 16 flew an aircraft solo while training to get his private pilot license!
Accountant, Business Development Director, Chief Financial Officer, Communications Manager, Marketing Manager, PR Executive, Sales Manager.
All major shipping hubs including Greece, Singapore, the UK and the USA
What our clients and candidates say
“David is a rare breed among the recruiter community in that he actually listens to both his clients and his candidates. David asks questions and really understands the brief and isn’t afraid to challenge it if he thinks it could benefit from a tweak. From a candidate’s perspective, you know that when he presents an opportunity to you, he will have already put some considerable thought into the suitability of the candidate. The hiring company receives a highly relevant and qualified selection of candidates, and the candidate doesn’t waste any time on irrelevant or unsuitable jobs. Great service and a skilled and trustworthy recruitment partner.”
Client testimonial 2023