David Havard, Chief Executive Officer
David joined Bureau Veritas as the Integration Director for the joint venture between Bureau Veritas and AsureQuality in November 2016 before becoming the CEO for DTS in January 2017. Originally from the United Kingdom David started his career as a Chemist and also has significant knowledge in Microbiology. Working for companies such as Pentagon Chemicals, GlaxoSmithKline, Hill Laboratories and Merieux NutriSciences he has held numerous senior positions based in laboratories across the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. It was during his time with Hill Laboratories that he moved from the United Kingdom and spent approximately eight years in New Zealand prior to the move to Australia and joining Merieux NutriSciences. David also holds a BSc Honours Degree in Chemistry from the University of York, UK.
Liz Prapas, Financial Controller
Liz joined DTS in 2010 with over 20 years’ experience in finance. Prior to joining DTS Liz has worked in a number of management roles across various industries, primarily in manufacturing. Liz is a keen supporter of continuous process improvement and has been responsible for significantly improving business efficiencies by overseeing the implementation of projects such as payroll, timekeeping, asset and ERP software. She is an experienced people leader who is committed to the ongoing development of her team, as well as building the profile of finance within the business to ensure effective interdepartmental working relationships. Liz holds a Business degree from Victoria University with major in Accounting and a Diploma in Management. She is also a member of CPA Australia.
Natasha Reardon, Human Resources Manager
Natasha joined DTS in August 2009 in a standalone HR role following a period of rapid growth for the business. As the DTS business expanded the need for dedicated HR resources became more pressing and has since seen the team expanded to four dedicated HR resources. Natasha and her team have partnered with the business on a number of firsts including the companies first Collective Agreement in 2010 and subsequent Collective Agreement in 2012, the development and roll out of a performance management system, remuneration strategy, classification program across operations, in-house training programs, HR business plans and strategy. A degree qualified HR professional Natasha has gained experience in a broad range of HR generalist activities including mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, workforce planning, immigration, industrial relations, collective agreement negotiations to name a few. Experience has been gained working across a variety of industries including print media, retail, professional services, IT, chemical manufacturing and training. Natasha is a professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).