David started his career working for a boutique Chartered Accounting firm that provided services across audit, tax, superannuation and investment services. This experience, of working closely with small and medium business owners, provided the ideal training ground and springboard for a move into the commercial side, in the early 2000s.
As a Chartered Accountant, David has spent a majority of the last 18 years in Senior Finance positions across industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Marketing, Advertising and Communications, Media, Manufacturing and IT. These businesses have ranged from local startups, to private equity funded businesses, to local subsidiaries for Australian, US and Swedish listed entities and have operated throughout Australia, NZ, Singapore, the UK and the US.
As the Finance lead David has partnered with the CEOs of most of these businesses and worked closely with the respective Department Heads, and their teams, to ensure that Finance is a respected, trusted and enabling partner. He has also needed to manage the challenges of working with, and being a part of the local senior team, but also reporting to global Head Offices, Managers and Boards.
David holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a registered Chartered Accountant.