David was appointed to the Trust Board in 2005. He attended Lincoln College before graduating from the University of Queensland in 1965 with a veterinary degree. David was awarded the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists college prize in 1978 and in 1984 the Coopers NZ Farm Management Award for significant innovative farm management in New Zealand. He was keynote speaker at the World Angus and Hereford Conferences. A member of the Lindisfarne College Board 1981–85, David is managing director of private farming, forestry, finance and property companies. He is President of the Hawke’s Bay Friends of the Malaghan Institute and retired rural veterinarian since 2001. In 2012 David was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to veterinary science.