David lives with his wife Kylie and four children in the Penrith area in Western Sydney.
David is a graduate of the University of Sydney, holding an Arts Degree and an Honours Degree in Law. He has also undertaken postgraduate studies in taxation law.
Prior to his election to Federal Parliament, David was a Senior Associate practising in taxation law with the corporate law firm Blake Dawson.
First elected to public office in 1999, David served as a councillor on Penrith City Council for nine years, including two terms as the Mayor of Penrith.
David was first elected to Parliament as the Member for Lindsay in 2007. In his first term in Parliament, David was the Chair of the Caucus Economics Committee and was a member of the House of Representatives Economics Committee, the House of Representatives Communications Committee and the Joint Public Accounts and Audit Committee.
After being re-elected as the Member for Lindsay at the 2010 Election, David was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer on 14 September 2010 and was responsible for competition policy, consumer affairs, corporate law and financial literacy.
On 5 March 2012, David was appointed as the Assistant Treasurer and Minister Assisting for Deregulation where his responsibilities include the design and administration of taxation law, foreign investment and implementation and administration of competition and consumer policy.