David specialises in advising international clients manage multi-facited risks to their reputation. He also runs Finsbury’s social purpose practice, which supports clients with the contributions they make to society beyond paying tax and employing people.
Before joining the firm in 2012, David worked for four years in 10 Downing Street. Specialising in economics, finance and foreign policy, David’s role included preparing Gordon Brown and then David Cameron every week for Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. He coordinated advice for European Councils and acted as David Cameron’s Private Secretary during his first budget. David spent two earlier years in the UK’s Treasury. Prior to that, David was a Special Adviser to Ministers in Australia on economics, education and the environment. He was the President of Australia’s National Union of Students and he graduated from Melbourne University, combining degrees in Arts where he majored in philosophy and politics (with an additional honours research year in politics) and Commerce (economics & finance).