David is the Managing Director of the BBIA since its founding in 2015 in the UK, working to promote the bioeconomy there. He is also the President of the World Biogas Association since 2016 before which he was President of the International Solid Waste Association from 2012 to 2016. He worked many years in Italy and founded in 2011 and managed the Bioplastics Association until 2015 as well as the Biogas and Compost Association (CIC) from 1999 until 2014. He has worked on EU legislation for the trade associations and was one of those who worked on the EU carrier bag Directive. He lives in London and is a Board member and advisor for several companies in the sustainability sector.