David is Chairman of Port Jackson Partners and joined the practice in 2002 as a Director.
David has more than 30 years of experience serving CEOs and Boards in Australia, North America and Asia on strategy, growth and organisation issues. David has worked across a wide range of industry sectors including steel, retail (department stores, discount department stores, petrol and convenience, apparel, telco), fast moving consumer goods, oil refining and marketing, oil and gas exploration and production, property, construction, insurance and credit cards.
David served as Port Jackson Partners’ Managing Partner for seven years (2009-2016) and was elected Chairman in July 2016. He was formerly a Director (Senior Partner) and global co-leader of the Growth Practice Group, at McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 17 years in Sydney, New York and Toronto. David also has experience as an early stage investor in emerging tech companies.
David is a co-author of ‘The Alchemy of Growth – kick-starting and sustaining growth in your company’, which has been translated into several languages and sold over 100,000 copies. The ‘Three Horizon’ framework, the central thesis of the book, is actively used in companies worldwide. David has also written more than 20 articles which have been published in journals such as Sloan MIT Management Review, McKinsey Quarterly and the Journal of Business Strategy.
David holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Sydney.