About David

                                        “We don’t stop playing because we grow old.

                                       We grow old because we stop playing”

                                                George Bernard Shaw



If you are over 50 years of age and want to design a better retirement life for yourself and your family, whether you are still working or already retired, congratulations you have come to the right place.

The good news for all of us is that “everything has changed”.

Today, the internet revolution and longevity revolution are having a bigger impact on humanity than the industrial revolution had on the agricultural age that had lasted since the dawn of man.

There is every chance you will live much longer than you expected, and there are many new opportunities for you to make your later years better than was ever possible for past generations.

I created this website to help people over 50 to design a better retirement life for themselves and their families, to create their Personal Blueprint for a “Long, Healthy, Happy and Wealthy Life”

The 4 Part Blueprint I have created based on my own personal experience and research, will give you the facts, which I hope will change your beliefs about ageing. It provides step-by-step guidance to help you to design your “Personal Blueprint” for the life you always dreamed of living when you retire from your day job or business.

The statistics you will see, will demonstrate that average life expectancy in developed countries has increased by more than 25 years, or 50% in the last 100 years. Yet, in most developed countries, the retirement age has remained unchanged, or even gone down. I believe that the system is outmoded as it has not kept pace with the reality of longer life expectancy.

The current average life expectancy for men of 50 years of age in the developed nations is around 83 years, and women 86 years. Now, that was based on the current age-specific mortality rates in the population in 2011 so, given the rate of positive change that is already happening in biotechnology and medical science, this is probably a very conservative expectation.

Also, with the expectation of living a longer and healthier life than any previous generation, chances are many of you may be concerned that your retirement savings and pension may not be sufficient to enable you to maintain your current quality of life throughout your retirement years.

I will show you some of the ways you can harness the power of the internet, to earn additional ongoing income for you and your family and at the same time having fun and maintaining a real sense of purpose in your life.

I will provide you with step-by-step instructions and resources that you can use to choose and build a business that most suits your needs and personal preferences.

In this new age, your only limitations are your own beliefs about what you are capable of doing. You will learn how to get rid of those limiting beliefs, which were never real in the first place.

About David – My Corporate Career

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In my corporate career in Finance and General Management, I was CEO of two companies with annual revenues in excess of $100 Million, and CFO/Finance Director of two of Australia’s Top 50 Companies.

I have learned (sometimes by making mistakes) how to build and grow successful and sustainable businesses, to prepare business plans and implement them.

I had over 25 years experience at “C” level, in large corporations, mid- sized companies and new start-ups, and in a number of industries, in 6 countries.

I was involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions and played a leading role in the preparation of prospectuses for the IPO’s of two of Australia’s top 50 companies.

And I have been privileged to work alongside many well-known and highly respected business figures, including 3 billionaires and several multi-millionaires, and I am still connected with and talk to a number of them today.

My Personal Journey

In recent years I experienced some significant setbacks in my personal life, which lead me to make fundamental changes in my life. In July 2012 I decided to make a complete change from my corporate career, which spanned over 25 years of my life.

I have embarked on a mission to help mature people (50+) like you and I to design a better retirement life for themselves and their families, and my authority website “www.designyournewlife.com” has been designed as a tool to help people to achieve that.

By sharing my own journey, I want to help you to understand the new realities of increased longevity and how a healthy lifestyle can extend that even further.

To explain how you can harness the power of the internet and modern communications and computer technologies to create opportunities that, just a few years ago, would have been unimaginable, and to provide you with all the information, guidance and tools you might need to make the most of your new life; to take action to generate additional income and to maintain your purpose in life.

The knowledge and experience accumulated from my career, together with the experiences from my own personal journey, has been the foundation of the 4 Part System I have created to help you to design a new life that will make your retirement years longer,  healthier, happier, and more fulfilling, for you and your loved ones

I realised that the best possible way to help people like us all around the world to transform their future lives, to increase their self-esteem, improve their quality of life and enhance their health and financial situation, is to share my own journey with them; the lessons I have learnt and am still learning have increased my knowledge, experience and wisdom and to create the life of my dreams

If you would like to know more about me, please follow this link to My Story

What people have said about David 

David has reported directly to me. I have found David to be an honest and hard working manager with a straight forward and direct manner, and I believe, a high level of personal integrity.   Gerry Harvey- Executive Chairman of Harvey Norman Group (Australia’s largest Homemaker Retail Chain, and self made billionaire).

David’s commercial astuteness, coupled with his corporate experience, were the major contributing factor to our immediate growth—- David offers a very transparent style of management and is an excellent mentor—-David is very grounded for someone who has had so much experience not just here in Australia but Internationally, and can relay this experience, and guidance at any level be it the board room or in a Stone Mason’s workshop.      Chris Curtis –Former General Manager-Caesarstone Queensland

I was a fellow Board member at AKI with David from 1998 to 2004, a period during which he as CEO led the creation of a national kitchen retailer. During this period of significant growth, I always found David to be a man of high integrity with a drive to succeed and strong work ethic.    Steve Baldwin – Former Head of Private Equity, Colonial First State”

David, I had high expectations of you when you joined us (as Chief Financial Officer of QANTAS). To be honest, you have far exceeded my expectations.   John Ward-Former CEO QANTAS

I have known David for some 6 years. — I have no hesitation in commending him to you both as a very competent finance man and as a member of any team striving to meet demanding targets. His integrity is beyond question and equally importantly he is able to lead and develop people.       Dr Bill Willetts-Former CEO Dubai Aluminium Company

David is an exceptionally thorough and ‘out of the box’ thinker. Creativity with integrity has lead from past successes to his new Internet venture. I would not hesitate to recommend David for any task, as his capabilities extend to many areas with Honesty and Positive results.   Deborah Wood-Immunologist


This website is the platform I have created to do that, and it is dedicated to making this vision available to everybody.  I have undertaken extensive research into the key areas you need to know about and understand, and have access to a multitude of ongoing resources that will ensure that I am able to keep you up to date with what is important for you to know on your journey and to guide you to additional quality information should you choose to go into a specific topic in more depth.

The good news is, you will get it in plain English, with no jargon or technical stuff that you don’t need to know or understand.

To embark on this journey with you, I have also undertaken extensive education, training and coaching in the growing field of Internet Marketing. I did my research, identified world class practitioners and set about learning from them. This has been the platform from which I have created part 4 of my “Design Your New Life” Blueprint (Earning additional Money for your retirement)

I invite you to share this exciting journey with me, to share the learnings and to become part of the community I will create, to share their knowledge, skills and learnings with each other. Being part of a like minded community is an essential element of all learning experiences.

If you would like to know more about me, please follow this link to My Story

Whether you are 50 – 60 and just thinking about your retirement, or over 65 and already retired, but somehow feeling that something is missing, the earlier you start to make the simple changes that will give you a longer, happier healthier life, the better it will be. So now is the time to take action

You have my absolute commitment to give you my 100% attention and effort to help you to design the retirement life you have always dreamed of.

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Last Update July 2018

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