David is the Deputy Chair of the CPRC Board. He is an economist with an extensive background in consumer policy and regulation through university studies and teaching, government and regulatory positions and consulting. As Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria (2002-2008), David strongly promoted the importance of soundly-based consumer policy research. He has a strong interest in ethical investment as Chair of the Board of Directors of Uniting Ethical Investors (UEthical). In 2009 David was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to consumer policy and its administration in Australia.