David is Darling Downs born and bred. After graduating from UQ with law (honours) and economics degrees, he worked in legal and commercial roles in Brisbane, London and Toowoomba. He also served on a number of boards including Opera Queensland and lectured at the University of Southern Queensland.
David was elected to the Queensland Parliament in 2016 and currently serves as Shadow Attorney-General and Minister for Justice. He was a founding director of Vanguard Laundry in Toowoomba. That project flamed his passion to create employment opportunities for those suffering mental illness in our community. David and his wife Mel have three precious children and love escaping to the bush whenever possible!