CEO Greenpeace Australia Pacific
David returned to his homeland from London to take the top job at Greenpeace Australia Pacific in 2012. He brings with him a wealth of experience campaigning for environmental and social justice issues over the past two decades.
After more than ten years as a lawyer, he moved to England and joined Greenpeace UK in London, where he worked on global issues such as destructive fishing, deforestation and climate change.
David graduated from university just after the Mabo decision and joined the fight for native title. He made his mark in the north west of Western Australia where battles of native title were being fought and huge negotiations with mining companies were underway.
His appointment as CEO comes at a time when Australia is at a critical juncture in several global and environmental issues, including coal exports, saving the Great Barrier Reef and protecting fisheries in the Pacific.
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