Director of Biolabs and Marine Consultancy
David has led our marine and freshwater laboratories since 2015 and is a marine macrobenthic data quality assurance specialist. David is a professional marine biologist with over 25 years’ experience working in the commercial marine consultancy sector. He is the leading macrobenthic analysis auditor in Europe. He joined APEM in 2013, is the Letchworth site manager and heads up APEM’s freshwater and marine laboratories across the UK, leading a team of over 40 marine and freshwater taxonomists. He co-ordinated the benthic invertebrate, fish and particle size components of the North East Atlantic Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control (NMBAQC) scheme since inception in 1994 to 2012. APEM has been awarded the contract to run the scheme’s benthic invertebrate, particle size and fish components up to March 2022 and David is the co-ordinator of these components. His audit work also extends beyond European waters, ensuring that laboratories comply with best practice systems for marine biological sample processing.