David has a unique blend of corporate strategy, finance and executive management skills with over 25 years of international business experience. He is part of our Investor Readiness service and works with our clients regarding growth strategies, investment cases and advising on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
David is passionate about drawing on his experience to advise businesses and help them achieve their strategic objectives, while also developing long term client relationships.
What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
Throughout my career I have seen first-hand the power of communicating information and ideas as simply as possible. Utilising my accounting and investment banking background, I enjoy helping clients articulate their strategic options and associated financial impact to stakeholders whether it be shareholders, employees, banks or potential buyers. Clients are busy running their business and therefore appreciate perspectives on how external parties assess their business and industry.
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
Watching my four kids play sport. I remember being a shy kid growing up but sport helped me build confidence and bond with other kids. I am a big believer in the all round benefits gained from playing team sports – exercise and health, discipline, goal setting, working together, communication, ethics, interpersonal relations and mateship.
Before kids I would have answered golf but there is not much time for that these days! I did sneak in a golf trip to Ireland with mates many years ago.
What would your personal motto be?
Be kind to people, life is far more pleasant that way.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is from my grandfather who lived to the age of 102 – your family are your best assets!