David has a background in food service with a formal qualification in food technology. For over a decade, David worked in market access research and development with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and later with the Australian Government Department of Agriculture in Canberra. He is currently employed by Citrus Australia and has recently expanded his role from Market Access Manager to General Manager Market Development. He also sits on the Freshcare board of Directors. His role is to engage with the sector and provide technical advice to government to overcome technical trade barriers in the area of biosecurity, agrichemicals and food safety.