David heads Koda’s Philanthropic and Social Capital team. His primary responsibility is providing strategic advice to charitable, non-profit, and philanthropic investors.

In a 27 year private wealth management career David worked for Coutts and Merrill Lynch in the UK and held senior leadership positions at Perpetual and JBWere, where he was Managing Director and Head of Philanthropic Services. 

David is a member of the Centre for Social Impact’s advisory council, Impact Investing Australia's market building working group, Raise Foundation’s advisory council and a Director of the charity BoardConnect.  David also sits on the editorial advisory board of Generosity magazine. In 2012 David established a Public Ancillary Fund account to encourage philanthropy within his own family. In 2013 David completed the Governing for Nonprofit Excellence executive education course at Harvard Business School. More recently he completed the AICDs Governance Foundations for Non-Profit Directors course.

 

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