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  • David Pietsch

David Pietsch  

David Pietsch

MLA Regional Manager
North America
Meat & Livestock Australia

David was raised on a cattle and sheep ranch in the state of Queensland in Australia, where his father and brother still own and operate the fourth-generation family farm. It is this strong family connection that leads David to work in a number of roles as a policy and communications advocate for the thousands of family cattle and sheep ranchers in his home state.

In 2004, David joined Meat & Livestock Australia and progressed through a number of media, communications and stakeholder management roles before being promoted to General Manager of Communications in 2009. As a member of the MLA Executive Team, David led a team of 24 staff in raising awareness of research and development opportunities for livestock producers, and developing strategies to grow community awareness of the passion that Australian sheep and cattle ranchers have for producing safe, high-quality and sustainably raised beef, lamb and goat.

In 2013, David took on the role of MLA Regional Manager – North America and moved his young family to Washington, D.C., where he works with a small and committed team to develop and deliver marketing programs for Australian Beef, Lamb and Goat, and work with Australian and U.S. industries and governments on market access issues.