Among Australia’s most globally dexterous senior executives. David led one of Australia’s largest global commercial networks comprising 724 staff and spanning 122 international markets.
David is a specialist in ‘agent-of-change’ mandates, with proven ability to conceive and operationalise strategy to successfully start-up, turnaround, grow business in all major global markets, with considerable Asia literacy acquired through operating and living long-term in China, Hong Kong, India and throughout Southeast Asia.
He is highly adaptable with diverse expertise acquired across a range of industries and sectors including government (Austrade), high technology venture capital (Allen & Buckeridge), China start-up & exit (Asia Foods), multi-national corporate (PepsiCo) and top-tier management consulting (Booz Allen & Hamilton).
David is a seasoned board director including more than 20 appointments across corporate (US & Australia), social business (Grameen Australia) and government (Council of Australian and Latin American Relations, Council of Australian and Arab Relations and Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations). Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) since 2003.
MBA in International Business from the New York University Stern School of Management and an honours graduate of the International Management Program at the Stockholm School of Economics. Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the School of Entrepreneurial Management, Babson College. Recently completed the Design Thinking Bootcamp at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (school), Stanford University.