Mr Doepel has more than 40 years of experience as an innovator and entrepreneur and has held senior positions in industry, academia and government in Australia and the USA. He is an active farmer focussing on horticulture ag-tech and value-added foods and beverages. He was formerly the inaugural Trade Commissioner for WA in the Americas, a policy adviser and speechwriter to Premier Alan Carpenter and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at Murdoch University and is first author of The Murdoch University Third Commission on Africa. David holds degrees from Murdoch University, the Melbourne College of Divinity and Boston University.
David Doepel Research Program 3: Deputy Lead