“Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.”
David is the founder of Self Managed Family Office, is an Accredited Business Law Specialist, is an Accredited Family Business Adviser and is co-creator and foundation director of the Family Business Consultants Network. His focus over 35 years has been helping businesses generally, as well as families in business, and so has counselled in all facets of businesses, including the “work and family” balance. He has conducted his own legal practice, been a principal in a national mid-tier firm, and is now a principal in a boutique firm.
David has formulated, then carved, then implemented a vast array of business and personal succession plans, as well as Family Office concepts. He founded Self Managed Family Office as another way to empower families to control their own destiny and their own dynasty. By way of life experience, he was a Scout Leader for 20 years, Board Member of Fitzroy Football Club in the 1980s and Brisbane Lions in the 1990s, Councillor and Vice-President of the Women’s National Basketball League and Councillor of City of Knox (including Mayor 1988/89).
David was the Steering Committee Chairman, and then Chairman, of the FTG Community Bank and also Rowville Community Bank. He was also an international trial observer at the trial of Xanana Gusmao in Dili, East Timor. David then brings these experiences, and the creativity shaped by them, to the FBCN Group.
David advise regularly in Melbourne and Sydney, but is not limited to those cities.