David was born in 1952, and attended St Bede’s College in Christchurch. He is one of six current Members of Parliament who attended St Bede’s College. He completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at Lincoln University before embarking on a farming and business career. David currently farms a 2,500 stock unit farm on Banks Peninsula, leases a 10,000 stock unit farm at Waiau, and owns a 7,500 stock unit farm at Cheviot, North Canterbury. David is married and has a young family of three daughters and one son.
He’s a climate change denier.
“As a politician I am not sure about this climate change story” (Hansard, 17 Feb 2004)