David is a consultant within Cooper Grace Ward’s corporate and commercial workgroup, specialising in company law and practice and in competition and consumer law. He also advises extensively on the duties and responsibilities of directors and officers.
His board experience includes service on audit committees of public companies and as a chairman of the operational risk management committee of a public company. David’s commercial approach to legal problem solving and his knowledge of developing risk management systems has, in part, been obtained through his director and board experience and also through his experience advising clients on both occupational health and safety and competition and consumer law compliance programs.
These programs have been with listed and unlisted public and proprietary companies, and are designed to create efficiency and effectiveness in the operations of the business. Program outcomes include greater responsibility, accountability and engagement of people in the risk management process with a view to protecting the enterprise, its board and senior management, and employees responsible for overseeing activities regulated by relevant laws.
David has been listed by Best Lawyers Australia for Commercial Law (since 2014), Corporate Law (since 2015), Agricultural and Rural Affairs (since 2022), and Corporate and Governance Practice (since 2022).