Mr David Southwick
Education and Qualifications
Mount Scopus College HSC 1987. Bachelor of Business 1991 (Victoria University).
Occupations before entering Parliament
Managing Director, David James Investments Pty Ltd 1996-2010; Managing Director, ICE Events Pty Ltd 1997-2010; Chairman, Stub Nominees Pty Ltd 2007-2010; Head of Executive Education Unit, Faculty of Business and Law, Victoria University 2007-2009; Entrepreneur in Residence and Adjunct Lecturer in Marketing at RMIT in the Faculty of Business and Law 2001-2007; Founder and Managing Director, The Body Collection 1992-2006; Managing Director Fresh Products Australia Pty Ltd 1991-1994.
Born 31 March 1968, Melbourne, Victoria. Married, two children
Memberships and Interests
Honorary Fellowship Victoria University, for recognition of service on the University Council 1991, Board Member Ardoch Youth Foundation (1992 - 2010) and President (2006 - 2010), Board Member National Training Board Virtual Enterprise Australia (1995 – 2010) and Chairman (2001 – 2010), Board Member Alumni Association of Victoria University of Technology (1995 – Present) and Chairman (1995 – 2010), Board Member and Deputy Chairman Foundation Board of Victoria University of Technology, Board Member Try Youth & Community Services (1997 – 2010) and Vice President (2000 – 2010), Board Member Big Brother, Big Sister Victoria (2007 – 2010), Board Member Melbourne Development Board & member of Area Consultative Committee (2000-2006), Board Member Maccabi Victoria (2003-2005), Panel Member Orica Livewire Panel for encouraging and embracing Entrepreneurship (2001 – 2003), Mentor - First Australians Business program, Coach of Ajax Under 9 Football Club, Elsternwick Rotary Club, St Kilda Football Club, RACV Club, Qantas Club, Australian Institute of Management, Alma Sports Club.
Member since 1989, Member and Vice President Bambra Branch (2007 – 2010), Member Caulfield State Electorate Conference (2007 – Present), Candidate for Southern Metropolitan Region (2006), Member Melbourne Ports Federal Electorate Council (2005 – 2010) and Chair (2005), Delegate to Policy Assembly/State Assembly (2005-2010), Candidate for Melbourne Ports (2004), Vice President South Yarra Young Liberals (1989 – 1990).
Southwick, D, Sayers, R, 2004 The Entrepreneur in Residence Program: The RMIT Experience" AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Swinburne University