Qualifications and background
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Political Science), trained as a journalist and early in his career worked as a radio and television reporter. He later worked as a political consultant including advising a Federal Cabinet Minister.
Before his election to Council in October 2006, David consulted to numerous businesses on issues management, media management and government relations.
David served on Council's front bench, the Expenditure and Coordination Committee from 2008 until standing down in 2019. He held the portfolios of City Business and Water Supply, Field Services and Environment, Parks and Sustainability.