Highly regarded as a CEO and Company Director for over 30 years, David joined Ridley in 2014 as Executive Chairman.
David is a qualified architect, and has lead major projects in hospitality, health, workplace, retail, civic and master planning. He is recognised for his project establishment skills, particularly in strategic planning, team organisation and consultant leadership. He is also a skilled communicator with extensive networks and experience across Australia, Asia, US, UAE and the UK.
Prior to joining Ridley, David was the founding Managing Director of the Woods Bagot Sydney Studio, following which he was appointed CEO and Group Managing Director from 1990 to 2007, and Executive Director from 2008 to 2011. Privately held, the company now has more than 800 staff working in 14 studios globally.