David Witherdin

David Witherdin

CEO Local Land Services

David commenced his career as a civil engineer and has undertaken roles across the mining, utility, transport, local government and NSW public sector areas. Having spent the past 19 years undertaking operational leadership roles, he has a real passion for engaging with staff and motivating them to perform at their best to deliver exceptional customer service.

David joined Local Land Services in January 2017. In his role as Chief Executive Officer he leads over 1000 staff helping to secure the future of agriculture and the environment for NSW communities.

David enjoys leading workplace change and believes that if it is to be successful it is critical to engage people early and take them on the journey. David’s career has provided him with experience across a broad range of service delivery organisations where he has successfully introduced major change programs in the water industry, public transport, the Soil Conservation Service and Local Land Services.