David was elected as a Trustee in September 2013. He farms at Northope. He is a member of Federated Farmers NZ (FFNZ) Southland executive. He has been Southland Provincial President and served seven years on FFNZ National Council. During this time he was elected a national FFNZ board member and was national spokesman for adverse events, ACC, rural security, employment, health and safety, education and local government.
David has also served on the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Council, chaired his local Lochiel School Board of Trustees, Environment Southland’s Oreti Catchment Liasion Committee and been a trustee of the Southland Life Education Trust. His interests are a passion to serve his community, his family, farming and politics.