Senior Executive | Education | Human Resources | Government and Public Sector | Communication & Corporate Affairs
David leads SHK’s senior executive practice.
He specialises in Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer appointments as well as senior leadership roles in the education sector.
David is committed to supporting Australia’s major state and national institutions and has built a track record of successful delivery, sourcing leaders from within Australia and across international jurisdictions.
In addition, he enjoys pursuing his personal passions in Indigenous affairs, diversity and inclusion and investment management by undertaking select senior executive appointments in these areas.
David relishes the trust and deep partnerships he has nurtured with his clients and is acknowledged by clients and candidates for the judgment and insight he brings to his search practice along with his candidate and client care.
He has held board and advisory committee roles for a variety of not-for-profit and community organisations with a particular focus on reconciliation, education and the arts.
David holds degrees from Monash University in Arts, Education and Business.
Chief Executive Officer – independent statutory authority
Chief Executive Officer – Victorian governing sports body
Chief Operating Officer – Victorian service agency
Chief Operating Officer – leading aid and development agency
Chief Executive Officer – national professional services firm
Chief Executive Officer – international humanitarian organisation
Chief Executive Officer – hardware manufacturer and exporter
Chief Operating Officer (multiple) – Group of Eight university faculties
Deputy Secretary – Victorian government department
Global Head, People & Culture – diversified Australian fund manager
Chief People & Culture Officer – major public hospital
Executive Director Strategic Communications – education sector peak body
Executive General Manager, People – leading digital services company.