David joined the WSTA in March 2014, after a career prosecuting for HM Customs and Excise, advising on law enforcement policy and working in other regulatory areas. He leads the WSTA’s work on business resilience, responding to fraud, liaising with law enforcement agencies and brand protection teams. He sits on the Joint Alcohol and Tobacco Consultative Group and the Joint Customs Consultative Committee. He advises on all aspects of compliance, particularly HMRC's extensive borders change programme, the migration to the Customs Declaration Service and due diligence requirements. David supports the Logistics Group and the Brexit-focused Customs, Logistics and Movements Group.