David brings more than 25 years’ experience in the meat industry to his role. A director of Retail New Zealand and Beef + Lamb Incorporated, he is also a former chair of Retail Meat New Zealand and director of Porkcorp. David was appointed a life member of Retail Meat New Zealand in 2016, and in 2019, he was awarded the Christie Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Domestic Meat Industry. David is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Accountant. Previous roles include Managing Director of Strategy Central, General Manager of Alliance Meats and General Manager of Porkcorp. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University.