Dave Race


Dave is the General Manager of Devonport Airport which is owned and operated by TasPorts, a position he has held for the past five years. Prior to this, Dave was Manager – Airport Operations, Infrastructure and Standards at Essendon Airport. He brings to Devonport and the DDCI his wealth of aviation knowledge and business experience which he has gained by working in various parts of the world as an aviation consultant. With professional qualifications in aircraft engineering, Dave also has a commercial pilot’s licence and instructor rating. He is passionate about the aviation industry and the opportunity it brings to the region. He recently played a key role in securing Rex Airlines to Devonport which will add an additional 40,000 seats per annum to the Devonport-Melbourne route. He also has a passion for safety and mentoring young people in aviation, safety and business. Dave also holds the position of Technical Advisor (Airports) for the Australia Federation of Air Pilots, a role he undertakes on a voluntary basis in the interest of aviation safety.

He sees a bright and growing future for the greater Devonport region and the North West Coast of Tasmania.