David joined the Royal Agricultural Society of England as its Chief Executive in April 2012. His role is to take the Society back to its roots based upon ‘Practice with Science’ to which end he is currently developing a technology transfer initiative based around the emerging technologies that will shape agriculture over the coming decades.
Prior to joining the RASE David enjoyed a long career with The Co-operative Farms who he joined as a graduate after studying at Seale Hayne. During his time with The Co-operative farms David held a number of senior positions including Head of Fruit Operations and Manager of Stoughton Estate in Leicestershire. He has considerable experience in the combinable, dairy and fruit sectors.
In 2010 David completed a Nuffield Arden scholarship, investigating ‘The Appliance of New Science and Frontier Technologies to transform UK Agriculture’