David Coles

Chairperson
Disability Employment Australia

David is currently Operation Manager for EPIC Assist and has been a senior manager in disability employment for over ten years. David is based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. He has previously held management positions in the sector with Barkuma, Job Prospects and Employment Plus. David has been a Director of Disability Employment Australia for five years. He has also represented the DES sector in South Australia as Chair of Disability Employment SA (DESA), a position he held for four years. In addition to his extensive DES experience, David also worked in Melbourne with EPIC, developing Employment Supports in the NDIS environment.

David came to employment services from a long management career in the wine industry where he explored service, sales and supply chain logistics. Outside of the disability employment sector, David had served for four years in a technical and governance capacity on the Triathlon Australia Board.


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