David comes from a family farm near Coleraine, Northern Ireland. He studied Agriculture at Queen’s University Belfast before undertaking an MSc in Animal Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen. Starting out as a commercial nutritionist with a cooperative feed compounder, he gained experience across all farm livestock. David gained further experience within the pharmaceutical industry before joining Norvite in 2006. His leaning is towards ruminant nutrition but he has developed a broad interest in the effect of nutrition and digestive health.
David is focused on progressive agriculture and has a meaningful input across the sector; he delivers guest lectures in nutrition at SRUC as well as being a past-President of the Royal Northern Agricultural Society. He was closely involved in the development of organic oilseed rape production in Scotland, leading to the formation of the SCOCAN Association.