Prior to joining InterGrain, David worked for the Department of Primary Industries in Victoria both as a barley breeder (1992 – 2006) and a cereal research scientist (2008 – 2010) based at Horsham. David also spent a period of time (2006 – 2008) working as a research manager with the Birchip Cropping Group. David’s most previous role was in the management of the DPI cereal genetics group at Horsham where his main research interests were the genetics of physiological traits influencing barley’s adaptation to stress environments. His other responsibilities included the studies on the genetics and utilisation of primary synthetic wheats in wheat germplasm improvement and the evaluation of transgenic wheats for drought tolerance. David has a B. Ag. Sc (Hons) degree from the University of Adelaide.