Originally from Brisbane, Australia, David oversees the trade and investment portfolio across North America inclusive of the United States of America, Canada and Mexico markets. David advises and supports Queensland companies with their market entry strategy and promotes Queensland’s capabilities across key sectors. Under David’s direction, the North America market has a focus on supporting technology from Queensland including mining technologies, agritech, life sciences, medtech and defence together with traditional industries such as food and beverage and education. In addition, David supports the Queensland Government “Advance Queensland” agenda across North America; supporting international pathways for startups and attracting investment into priority sectors such as biotech, bio-industrial, renewable energy and life sciences. David has extensive commercial experience in the US market in advanced manufacturing servicing automotive, building, construction and retail markets including more recently as the US President of global manufacturer, EGR. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) graduating with Honors and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialisation (MSTC) from the University of Texas – Austin.