David is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX), Superyacht Australia (SYA) and Australian Commercial Marine Group (ACMG). He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

David was previously the Manager, Operations for the Far North Queensland Ports Corporation. Included in the ports he was responsible for was the port of Cairns containing three shipyards; HMAS Cairns; and Australia’s largest superyacht marina, Cairns Marlin Marina. During this time David was the Deputy Chair of Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef and a member of the Superyacht Australia working groups for charter legislation and Great Barrier Reef superyacht anchorages.

Since joining AIMEX in July 2018, he has successfully negotiated the Special Recreational Vessel Act 2019 (Charter Laws for Foreign Superyachts) and focused strongly on regional cooperation within the South Pacific and Asia. David is a director on the International Superyacht Society (ISS) board.