David has over 16 years' experience in design and manufacture of microwave and photonic products for EW. During this time, he has contributed to systems from DC to daylight, across land, maritime, and air domains. Projects have spanned cutting edge R&D collaboration with academia, industry, and Defence, through to rapid acquisition tasks in support of ADF operations. He is also a member of the IEEE, and a member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques, Antennas and Propagation, and Photonics Societies.

EW, IO, and cyber are an integral part of modern warfare, and the community in Australia is world class. As Board Director, he seeks to continue the chapter's good work advocating for EW in general and the Australian EW/IO/cyber community specifically. In addition he aims to support the growing EW community in South East Queensland, strengthening ties between ADF, industry, and academia.