Great Barrier Reef Community Campaigner
David was born and raised in Cairns. Growing up visiting the Great Barrier Reef with his family, David knows the unique beauty of our Reef and how much communities depend on healthy corals for their livelihood. David has dual degrees in Arts/Laws from the University of Queensland and has four years of community campaigning experience with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, most recently as the State Coordinator for Queensland.
David has been part of the fight to protect our Reef since 2013 when he first heard about plans to unlock the Galilee basin and industrialise our Reef. He has seen the power of people coming together to stop three mega coal port expansions and secure a ban on capital dredge spoil dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. He is so excited to be working with Cairns locals to fight for our reef and stop Adani’s destructive coal project once and for all. When he’s not campaigning for the future of our Reef, David enjoys exploring local water holes and all things Harry Potter.