Denis is a self-made business person, having more than thirty years’ experience running his own businesses in the motor trades industry. He co-founded the Motor Trades Association of the ACT of which he was a constant Board member for twenty four years and President for three separate terms covering twelve years. He has also held senior board positions in both national and state level automotive associations. He was also the founding President of Padua High School in 1979.
Throughout his career, he has mentored hundreds of apprentices and, since 2000, mentored a young man with Menslink through his difficult formative years. The young man has gone from strength to strength and is now gainfully employed with ACT Policing.