David Musgrave

Vice President, Human Performance

David Musgrave leads DEKRA OSR's Human Performance Reliability group, which seeks to create sustainable safety and operational excellence through applied neuroscience. “My goal is to develop leaders, teams, and organizations while reducing human performance error at work, at home, and on the road.”

David's clients benefit from his extensive experience in sustainable safety improvement focusing on leadership development, cultural/operational reliability analyses, and human error reduction through applied knowledge of the brain. As a trusted advisor and master facilitator, he has designed and implemented change initiatives around the world to help numerous large companies achieve performance targets.

His work demonstrates that the human brain operates in predictable ways that can be harnessed to drive "right first time" work, yielding a safe result every time.

Prior to joining DEKRA Organizational Safety & Reliability, David led brain-centric consulting teams, where he found success cultivating world-class organizational performance through the application of psychology and applied neuroscience.

Before that, he focused on clinical psychotherapeutic and diagnostic work with brain impaired (i.e., fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) and autism spectrum disorder-diagnosed children. Designing environments and processes that foster success has been David's focus for the past 18 years.

David is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association for Talent Development.

He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Calgary and a bachelor’s degree in psychology (industrial organizational focus) from Saint Mary’s University in Canada. He resides in Riverview, Florida with his wife, and two children.

Speaking Sessions

David Musgrave will be speaking at Make It Safe 2020 at the following times.

How has the pandemic and recovery changed our perspectives and priorities in managing our greatest asset: our people? In this session, our expert panel shares the changes they have made in policy and approach—and critical lessons learned in communicating effectively, engaging employees at all levels, and building confidence in their organizations' health, safety, and management practices. How are our priorities shifting in the New Normal, and what have we learned that we can apply to better support the health and success of our people and businesses?  


Preston Parsons
David Musgrave
Kelly Hamer
Michelle Whyard
Victoria Spitzer-Delespaul
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