David Thomas helps to build businesses in the food, energy and water sectors. He has deep experience in corporate governance, corporate banking, commodity and structured trade finance, sales and marketing, applying capital to building profitable metals, resources and agribusiness supply chains. Mr Thomas is a structured commodity, trade and supply chain finance specialist with a global bank whose current clients include miners, agribusiness, energy producers and commodity traders across the Asia Pacific region. He held senior roles including leadership of large teams with the Australian Wheat Board, Wesfarmers CSBP, Rabobank, BankWest and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Mr Thomas is the founder of Chartwell Consulting, which invests in and has conducted policy and advisory work for government and private clients in the areas of governance, strategy, capital sourcing, financial services, commodity and food production, renewable energy and water assets.