David Fursdon is a qualified rural chartered surveyor with a background in private practice and consultancy for both large and small farms and Estates. Currently Chair of Beeswax Dyson Farming Ltd and on the Trustee Board of the National Trust he is interested in the interaction between commercial farming and the environment, something he has looked at with the Green Alliance. His own commercial experience comes from running his own diversified family business in Devon and as a Crown Estate Commissioner. He has championed new entrants in agriculture, chairing the Government sponsored 'Future of Farming' Review. He was an English Heritage Commissioner and was President of the CLA. He chaired the SW Rural Productivity Commission; The SW Rural and Farming Network and served on the Affordable Rural Housing Commission and Rural Housing Policy Group.