Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has endorsed hospitality executive David Bark as its candidate for the Gold Coast seat of Bonney in the upcoming Queensland election.

Married with two adult sons, David has worked internationally as a leader in the hospitality, hotel, club and resort industry since graduating from the University of Wellington with a Hotel Management degree in 1986.

Currently working in project management with Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel, his vast experience also includes CEO of Tattersalls Club, general manager of various five star hotels and board member of chambers of commerce and tourism groups throughout Queensland and New South Wales.

David said he was running for Bonney out of a deep care about local issues and the future of the Gold Coast.