David is a diversified impact practitioner, playing the role of investor, consultant, advisor, board director, and philanthropist.
He has worked for over 20 years across a range of sectors, including renewable energy, public health, ESG, agriculture, aquaculture, and financial services, where he has founded, invested in, and advised businesses, researchers, government, and not-for-profits as they attempt to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our planet.
David has also been invited to participate in various national and global forums, including judge of the X-Prize Water Abundance Challenge, USAID’s international development Tech-I program, and as Chair of the Australian Government’s Horizon Scanning Committee.
David currently holds several roles, namely Governor of WWF-Australia, Director of Planet Ark Environmental Foundation, founder of The Growth Drivers and Radian Energy, and Honorary Professor at The Australian National University’s College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics. He holds a dual PhD in innovation and drug design, a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Business Management from The University of Queensland, a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership from the Australian Graduate School of Management, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a Stanford University Fulbright Fellow.