David Shelmerdine is a distinguished member of the Nature Positive Economy CRC Bid Advisory Committee, known for his significant contributions in renewable energy and environmental management. With a deep-rooted background in agricultural sciences from the University of Adelaide, David has built a career focused on sustainability and environmental progress.

David is a founding director and deputy chairman of ClimateWorks Centre and a director of Accounting for Nature, one of the world’s leading Standards and frameworks for measuring the state of nature.

He is a director of IEEFA Australia Pty Ltd, a member of The Myer Foundation Sustainability and Environment Committee and a member of the Adamantem Capital / Melior Australian Impact Fund Advisory Council. He is an industry advisor on climate change, nature-based solutions, agricultural supply chains and sustainable development, food, and land use systems. He is a chairman of Australian Desert Expeditions, a not-for-profit organisation undertaking ecological, environmental, and anthropological research in Australian deserts. 

David is a Past President of the Geneva based Gold Standard Foundation, a global not for profit organisation that focuses on accelerating progress toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals through quantifying, certifying, and maximising the impact of a broad range of projects and programmes. David is a past Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investment Company Pty Ltd, a member of its investment committee, remuneration and nominations committee and Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee.

David is managing director of Laradoc Pty Ltd, a privately-owned agribusiness company with interests in food and agricultural technology solutions, cropping, pastoral and livestock sectors.  

David’s role in the Nature Positive Economy CRC Bid Advisory Committee is characterized by his wealth of experience, strategic insight, and commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation. His expertise is an invaluable asset to the CRC, helping to drive its mission towards a sustainable and nature-positive future.