David worked in banking for nearly 20 years before moving into the philanthropy sector. In that time, he held senior positions at ANZ, including Chief Economist (New Zealand) and General Manager, Investor Relations. Notably, he spent four years as Managing Director of ANZ Trustees.
David was on the Council of Philanthropy Australia for a decade. He is considered a leading authority on private ancillary funds. He has written three trustee handbooks for Philanthropy Australia, including the Private Ancillary Fund Handbook. He has also conducted Philanthropy Australia’s Governance seminars. David was a Member of The International Panel on Code of Conduct for Endowed Foundations for the CFA Institute (2009-2010).
David has been involved with APS from the outset and has been part of its growth from 14 to over 300 charitable foundations.