David was born in Brisbane and is a Town Planner with over 19 years' experience with various local governments and private consultancy businesses. He currently holds a senior leadership position with a South East Queensland Local Government organisation.
David has been involved in numerous major projects including large scale industrial and extractive industry operations, public utility infrastructure, master planned communities, urban infill and mixed use developments. He is a strong advocate for achieving balanced development outcomes which have positive flow on economic benefits for the communities in which they are located.
David holds a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning from the University of Queensland and is a past Vice President of the Queensland Branch of the Planning Institute of Australia, the national professional body for town planning practitioners.