David Murray has been a Councillor of the Australian Flora Foundation since 1986. With a background in plant sciences and microbiology, David’s special interests lie in legumes, iris, and the impact of elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide on plant composition. David has edited or written ten books.
David is currently President of the Linnean Society of NSW, having served on the Executive of the Linnean Society since 1992. He was a member of the Executive of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW for 13 years (1993-2005) and during that time was an NCC representative on bodies such as the Noxious Weeds Advisory Committee (1993-2003) and the first Biodiversity Advisory Council (1996-1999).
Since 2000 David has been the representative of the Australian Plants Society NSW on the Australian Cultivar Registration Authority. He is President of the Iris Society of Australia (NSW Region), a Life Member of the Australian Conservation Foundation, and Scientific Adviser on Plants to the Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia.