David was elected to the South Australian Legislative Council in 2002. In 2005 David was appointed Shadow Parliamentary Secretary, before serving in a variety of shadow portfolio areas from 2006 to 2018.
David is responsible for Trade and Investment in the Marshall Liberal Government, a portfolio he was appointed to following the party’s victory at the 2018 State Election. In this role, David is focused on growing investment in South Australia, identifying opportunities for South Australian exporters to grow, and lifting South Australia’s overall economic growth by 3 per cent.
David grew up in the small rural community of Wolseley, South Australia. Prior to entering public life, David fostered his interest in primary industries and regional affairs by taking over management of his family’s farm, which had grown into a large-scale horticultural operation.
David is married to Meredith and together they have three adult children: Ashleigh, Tara and Louis. Outside his role as a Member of Parliament, David enjoys spending time with his family, exploring South Australia’s unique regions and supporting the Adelaide Strikers cricket team.
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