David Johnson is a Sydney based environmental scientist with over 35 years experience in the professional environmental arena, in both private and public sector roles. He is a Fellow of EIANZ, a member for over 10 years and an Institute Board member for 2 years. After spending most of his career as a consultant in environmental management, impact assessment and contaminated sites, David recently completed 6 years as a Member of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission. He is an environmental expert on three council planning panels, a sessional lecturer in environmental science and a former Acting Commissioner in the NSW Land & Environment Court. He now also chairs four Community Consultative Committees in regional NSW.