Dr. David Grabovac was educated at La Salle Catholic College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media Communications) from Southern Cross University, a Master of Leadership and Management in Education (University of Newcastle) and a PhD in Education from St. Petersburg State University.
David has worked as an Electoral Policy Adviser to the Australian Minister for Education, Training, and Science. He has taught as a lecturer at Martin College, Cornell Institute, and the Australian College of Journalism. He subsequently spent 11 years as Director of a private college in Sydney.
David currently serves as a diplomat with the rank of Honorary Consul of the Bahamas to Australia, in this capacity he represents Bahamian interests in Australia and contributes to bilateral relations between the two countries. He also serves as Executive Director of a financial services corporation.
He has been elected a Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encourgament of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. David has served as a Justice of the Peace for New South Wales since 2002 and is the author of Croatia & Its People (2001) and Are Leaders Born or Made? (2004).
Charities and Patronages
Dr. Grabovac has been actively involved with several non-profits and charities, predominantly in the areas of education and culture. His current appointments include:
Awards and Honours
David is the recipient of the following state, nobiliary and dynastic honours:
Knight Grand Star of the Order of the Crown of Georgia (Royal House of Georgia)
Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Thomas the Apostle (Roman Catholic Diocese of São Tomé and Príncipe)
Cross of Justice, Capitulo Noble de Fernando VI (Patron: Duke of San Fernando de Quiroga, Grandee of Spain)
David has had his charitable efforts recognized by two cities. In 1999, the City of Bankstown (Australia) awarded him with an Australia Day Award for outstanding achievements in community service. In 2017 the Mayor of the City of Tbilisi (Georgia) presented him with a Certificate of Gratitude for extraordinary support and assistance to cultural and educational programs for Georgian students.