Meet David Compton
David Compton joins the team at Agricultural Appointments.
Dave has an extensive background in both recruitment and agriculture, and has successfully brought the two together to specialise in Agribusiness recruitment. He has always been engaged with the agricultural industry and demonstrates a passion and affinity for the sector.
Dave comes from a farming background, having grown up on properties in the NSW Southern Highlands and South-West Slopes, where his family ran mixed enterprises across stud and commercial cattle, broadacre cropping, hay production and fine wool.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Business (Finance) degree, he spent his early career working concurrently on the family farms and running a property development business in Sydney building medium density residential units. During this time, he expanded the family’s farming interests into the New England and Northern Tablelands of NSW with a focus on their livestock operation.
Having committed to fulltime life in Sydney in 2010, Dave began his recruitment career. Since then he has worked extensively on senior appointments and executive search assignments across most sectors of the industry with a particular focus on corporate farming/funds management, commodity marketing, Research and Development Corporations, life sciences, industry groups/bodies. Dave also has unique expertise in recruiting finance roles across the agribusiness sector having previously specialised in finance recruitment for several years.
Outside of work, Dave has a real love of skiing, scuba diving and sports bikes. He spends most of his free time during the winter months between home and the snowy mountains, with his daughter Eve.