Boutique human resources consultancy specialising in Information Technology people and companies.
Following on from David Christie & Associates’ twenty years of success, CareerCafé is David Christie, his contacts, associations, and network of specialist companies and people throughout the Asia-Pacific.
David Christie commenced his working career at the age of fifteen, joining the Australian Army in one of the last apprenticeships the military had to offer.
After completion at the Army Apprentices School in Victoria, David became a data encryption specialist and was deployed in top secret installations throughout the eastern states, working on “Cold War” equipment as an Electronics Engineer. At the completion of his nine years David worked for several years for the Department of Transport, on the repair, maintenance and installation of lighthouses, then still manned, from the Torres Strait through to NSW.
He then relocated to Sydney, working as a Communications Engineer for AAP Reuters in the business banking district of Sydney.
David moved to Perth in the late eighties, and fell in love with recruiting at one of the worst times, the crash of ’87. Undeterred, he opened “David Christie & Associates” and traded successfully for fifteen years. During this time he was a founding member of the AIIA (Australian Information Industries Association) and was on the board for a decade as the Education and Training Convenor, and founded the “Education and Training Skills Forum” for WA, after his concept was embraced nationally.
He has served on the board of the Family Planning Clinic, advised Educational Authorities (including the Curriculum Council) and lectured at the Universities to student bodies. He was also instrumental in advising TAFE on the then new E-Commerce curricula, and advised the Department of commerce and Trade on many occasions.
In 2005 David was made a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants Australia and in 2006 was presented with the Australian Defence Medal. He remains passionate about education and training, motor cycling, and developing Australia’s intellectual property.