It is with deep sadness that I write these few words to Dave’s tribute page. Like many of us in our extraordinary field of work, I have always felt his guiding hand through my career - something that I reflected on when he retired - that somehow, Dave was always in the background and looking out for his people, nurturing their careers and caring for them as individuals. He was the person I turned to for guidance as a confused PhD student and the person who’s praise I valued above all others. He was a warm and down to earth man, and I liked and admired that he never felt the need to flatter but to give his honest opinion. I will miss his presence in our field.
My deepest condolences to his family and to his friends and colleagues.