David Cruse has a total of an amazing 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. After 26 years of pouring beer and wiping tables at the Knox Tavern in Australia, David and his wife Cathy sold the pub they owned and moved back to Sri Lanka.

During their spell in Melbourne, the Cruse family was well known among the Knox City community and has been long-time sponsors of several sporting clubs in and around the area. The family maintained close ties with the Sri Lankan community of Melbourne and regularly hosted the Sri Lanka national cricket team at their pub.

The Knox Hotel in Wantirna South, Melbourne was a tavern and function centre, a Sri Lankan hearth for many of our cricketers. David and Cathy also hosted several successful fundraising events at the Tavern, and having moved to Sri Lanka, their philanthropic nature hasn’t changed.