- Fisheries expert
- Fellow of ARLP 13
- Environmental advocate
Sponsor: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
... definitely a Rural Leader!
"I met a lot of good people on the Australian Rural Leadership Program, and I learned a lot. The Program started an education process for me, and enlightened me to the different areas around me that needed leaders. It became my platform."
David Ellis has lived and breathed the fishing industry for years, and his leadership roles in the field only multiplied after completing Course 13 of the ARLP in 2007.
For the past 11 years, David has worked for the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association, while running his own consultancy, David Ellis and Associates.
Since the end of 2014, the aquaculture leader has been managing research for the tuna industry, undertaking advocacy and communication with state and Commonwealth entities.
David has won countless awards, including the Excellence in Aquaculture Production award from the National Aquaculture Council in 2014.