Dave Traverse

Management and Business Training Consultant

A facilitator who delivers lasting change enabling people to take ownership of their success, development and wellbeing.

What lead you to work for PETA?

I’ve been around so many different businesses across so many industries in my career, I wanted to work for an organisation where I could help as many of them as I could. I wanted to work for an organisation that had the same passion for people and their development, so PETA was a natural fit for me. It’s a big thing to work for an organisation that has the same values and ethos as you do, it’s very satisfying.

What is your role at PETA and what drives you to do what you do?

My role at PETA is a Training Consultant and some of the key parts of my role are:

  • Conduct skills gap analyses
  • Map out long-term training plans for our customers
  • Select the best methods for delivery to ensure knowledge is retained, like on-the-job coaching, conferences, workshops and e-learning courses
  • Assess the impact of training on employee performance
  • Prepare cost reports for each learning programme
What knowledge/experience do you draw upon for your role?

Prior to working at PETA, I spent my time in various organisations within their L&D departments, All of those experiences, challenges, successes and failures has allowed me to really understand what businesses and their staff go through and just how important a well-placed learning intervention can positively impact them on a personal and professional level.

How do you approach your role on a day-to-day basis? What skills are required?

With a positive mindset and a quiet drive to makes someone’s day that little bit better! There are so many skills used every day in order to meet our customer requirements but I’d say the one that serves me best is planning, I live by the mantra “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail” and it’s never let me down!

What are you passionate about outside of work?

My wife Tara and my son Jasper, they keep me anchored and help me to maintain a sense of perspective on the work I do. Outside of my family, I have three main passions – films, reading and music, you’d usually find me either watching films, reading a book or listening to music, these really are passions of mine and when I get the time to indulge in them, I always do!

What are your personal values, and what is important to you?


My values (Passion, Precision and Panache) have been defined by my experiences; my experiences are driven by the world around me.

This is why I seek out those who share a passion for making a difference, those I can work with to make lasting positive change. Not because I’m paid to do it but because it means something to me.