Investment Committee and Chairman of Audit and Governance Committee
B Engineering (1st Class Honours) (Melb) MBA (Harvard)
David is a senior private equity executive with 17 years’ experience in private equity investing. David was most recently Managing Director of CHAMP Private Equity (2002–2011), a leading private equity firm, where he co-led an A$1.5 billion fund raising. Prior to CHAMP, David was the Head of UBS Capital (1999–2002) in Australia, an executive with both Macquarie Bank’s private equity business and McKinsey and Co.
In 2007, David was Chairman of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).
David is currently Executive Chairman of VGI Partners, Chair of the National Museum of Australia, Kudos Energy and Derwent Executive, and a Non-Executive Director of EC English and Global Sources Limited (NASDAQ).
David has considerable experience in all aspects of private equity investing from development of investment strategy, portfolio construction, investment execution and exits to active management of investments. David has represented investors on the boards of more than 20 investee companies during his career.
David holds a Bachelor of Engineering with a First Class Honours from Melbourne University and a MBA from Harvard University.