Mr David Hawkins

Mr David Hawkins has been Chairman and Managing Director of BASF Australia and New Zealand since 2016. Prior to this, he was Head of Corporate Functions for Australia and New Zealand. This role included the subregional management of Finance, Tax, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Procurement, Real Estate and Information Management, as well as the country management operations of New Zealand.

Mr Hawkins joined BASF in 1999 to run the Information Technology platform and its broadening to include Supply Chain. In 2004, he was appointed Director of the Service Platform and the directorships of BASF’s Australian companies in 2005.

Prior to BASF, Mr Hawkins held a number of roles in a world-leading Australian subsidiary of a UK glass manufacturing business, including manufacturing management, strategy, business re-engineering, systems design and implementation.

He is a Monash alumnus with bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science (Applied Mathematics). He holds a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University and is a graduate member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Hawkins is a Board Member of Chemistry Australia, a member of the Male Champions for Change, Australian Industry Group, Gartner CEO Forum and a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

He is married and has three children.