David has worked as a senior executive and director predominantly in financial roles across a wide range of industries including universities, banking, resources, finance, entertainment and investment banking. He is a former Divisional Director of Macquarie Bank Limited and former Executive Chairman of Porter Western Limited.

David was a Senator and Pro Chancellor of The University of Western Australia and has served on the board of the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) for 14 years most recently as Deputy Chairman.

David has extensive experience in finance, budgeting, strategic planning, corporate advice, succession planning, fund raising and risk management.

From his time on the PIAF board David has a deep involvement in the arts drawing on this experience.