David has more than 25 years of experience at COO/CEO level in major Australian institutions, including the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute.
Chief Executive Officer
David has more than 25 years of experience at COO/CEO level in major Australian institutions, including most recently at the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, where he was Deputy Director and COO for 13 years.
David holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Stirling, Scotland and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Tasmania. Following a postgraduate fellowship in Japan in the mid 1980s focussing on Japanese philosophy, he began his formal career in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From the 1990s, David was principally involved in higher education and academic research management, at the University of Tasmania and then at the University of Melbourne.
David is also the Chairman of Artolution, a New York-based art organisation that encourages social change by connecting local artists with educators and community groups, addressing issues such as armed conflict, trauma and social marginalisation.