- CEO, Environmental Defenders Office
David is responsible for the delivery of EDO NSW’s public interest environmental legal services. David joined EDO NSW in October 2017 after four years practising public interest environmental law in the Northern Territory as Principal Lawyer and Executive Officer of EDONT.
At EDONT David had a broad environmental law practice which particularly focused on legal issues related to mining, gas, water and cultural heritage. David regularly acted for NGOs, community groups and Aboriginal traditional owners. Under David’s leadership EDONT clients achieved successful litigation outcomes in the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal. At EDONT David played a leadership role in policy and law reform advocacy and taught various environment and planning law subjects at Charles Darwin University.
Prior to working in public interest environmental law at EDONT, David practised in various environmental law roles in private practice and with government in Victoria. David was a lawyer in the Maddocks Planning and Environment Team and a prosecutor with the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment.
David has regularly appeared in courts and tribunals.