David Austin is Assistant Director, Policy & Public Affairs, BBFC. David is the principal adviser on policy and public affairs to the Director, responsible for coordinating the BBFC's policy work and managing and leading on its public affairs effort. The role is also responsible for managing the BBFC’s research, communications and education programmes. David joined the BBFC in 2003 as an Examiner following a career in the Diplomatic Service, serving in South Asia, Central Africa and the former Yugoslavia. He moved to his present role in 2011.