David William King is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded Santos NSW Pty Ltd., Sapex Pty Ltd. and Gas2Grid Ltd. and who has been at the helm of 11 different companies. Presently, he holds the position of Managing Director at Galilee Energy Ltd.
He is also Member of Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Member of The Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia and Member of Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and on the board of 6 other companies.
He previously occupied the position of Non-Executive Chairman at Cellmid Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman for PetroNor E&P Ltd. and Chairman at African Petroleum Ltd. (a subsidiary of PetroNor E&P Ltd.), Non-Executive Chairman at Forbes Ventures, Chief Executive Officer of Beach Energy Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer for Claremont Petroleum NL (a subsidiary of Beach Energy Ltd.), Independent Non-Executive Director at BIG Un Ltd., Chief Exploration Manager at Hartogen Energy Ltd., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Robust Resources Ltd., Non-Executive Director at Santos NSW Pty Ltd., Managing Director at Normandy NFM Ltd., Chief Exploration Manager at Petroz NL, Director at Gas2Grid Ltd. and Director at Sapex Pty Ltd.
He received a doctorate from Australian National University, an undergraduate degree from the University of East Anglia, a graduate degree from The Royal School of Mines and a graduate degree from Imperial College London.