David Stroud is the Director of Workforce Insight, a strategic HR consulting organisation specialising in strategy, workforce planning and analytics, based in Perth.
David’s career and experience in strategic workforce planning and analytics, HR and business consulting has always focussed on creating winning workforce strategies for enterprises in the mining, construction, healthcare and government sectors; first for the Commonwealth Government, then the Chandler Macleod Group and in 2014 launching Workforce Insight.
David spent ten years in the Commonwealth Government researching, developing and implementing solutions to issues within the Australian labour market in fields such as community development, workforce development, economic development and national training system operations. He has delivered governance and operational improvements to training, councils, not for profit and government.
In 2009 David was asked to join the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce, a strategic workforce planning program to address skills shortages in the resources and construction sectors, as well as to work with impacted sectors such as local government, defence and infrastructure. He then led the establishment of the $200m Critical Skills Investment Fund, a funding program to implement workforce planning strategies for approximately 100 organisations around Australia.
David switched to the commercial sector in 2011 and established the strategic workforce planning practice at Chandler Macleod Group (CMG), working with organisations across Australia to create more successful workforce strategies. David developed the planning offer of CMG’s business model and designed the workforce model that secured one of CMG’s most successful and profitable contracts in its history, the outsourced recruitment program for the CB&I and Kentz Joint Venture as part of the Gorgon Project.
David’s background includes public policy analysis, research economics, statistics, strategy and technical leadership roles. Aside from extensive education and implementation experience in strategic workforce planning, David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from UNSW and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Sydney.