David is a Non-Executive Director with more than 15 years’ experience, an entrepreneur and investor in businesses. A founder and managing partner of restaurant businesses in Melbourne, David has been deeply involved with the food, wine and hospitality industry since 2002 and now uses his experiences, networks and skills to work with organisations in other sectors.
David is guided by key principles: identifying and backing new and emerging talent, developing and communicating strong brands, running ethical businesses that are profitable and sustainable in the long term and innovating in complex and dynamic economic, regulatory and legal contexts.
His strengths include his ability to build deep and rich relationships across business, government (both State and Federal) and the not-for-profit sector and his capacity to build teams to implement new ideas and then transition to business as usual. As a board member David is interested in balancing strategic and operational approaches. His focus is on helping the organisations he works with to operate more efficiently and effectively.