David Burton has 26 years of international development experience, during which he has implemented 85 substantive assignments in 50 countries. He has spent 7 years resident overseas as Team Leader and has held Project Director positions on 57 occasions. He has led teams that have won work for FCDO (DFID), the EU, ADB, AfDB, IrishAid, World Bank, NEFCO, The Nike Foundation, USAID, Global Affairs Canada, UNDP, MCC, EBRD and the Governments of South Africa, Kenya, Finland, and Kazakhstan. He specialises in rural and agricultural development, and has considerable experience in land management, agricultural production, high yielding dairy cow production, extension services, food security and rural and community development.
David lives in South Africa and brings the experience of working in Southern Africa to WEglobal. He prides himself in taking a practical, approach to problem solving and believes the quickest way between two points is usually in a straight line. He practices a healthy work-life balance and advocates taking time each day to consider lessons learnt. He is assisting WEglobal to consider diversification possibilities.