David is a veterinarian with a PhD and background in agriculture research. In 2009, David joined Meat and Livestock Australia as the Live Export R&D Manager. Between 2012 and 2017 David was based in the Middle East, firstly as the MLA Livestock Services Manager and then as the MLA International Business Manager for the MENA region working with regional Governments, retailers, food service operators, importers, manufacturers and Australian Exporters.
Now based in Western Australia, David is the Program Manager for value chain research, development and adoption. This role focuses on identifying opportunities and issues across the value chain for WA stakeholders and ensuring WA producers have access to MLA programs and initiatives. David also manages the MLA on farm R&D team.