David Shortland is a governance and communication specialist and a strategy and risk adviser. He is the principal of a Sydney based consultancy that supports and gives counsel to leading directors and executives in a number of sectors.
David is a Guest Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School, and an AICD facilitator in Strategy, Risk and Governance. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of ChildFund Australia. David was a contributor to AICD’s Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not-For-Profit Organisations.
Prior to consulting, David had Executive, Director and Advisory roles in strategy, corporate affairs, capital markets and law. He began his career working with a Supreme Court Justice in SA before moving to a law firm in London, then joining Allens in Sydney.
David has also previously held a number of roles at the ASX in strategy, as a legal and regulatory counsel and as head of corporate affairs.
In the last 5 years, David has partnered with colleagues to conduct and discuss more than 50 Board Evaluation Reviews across a range of sectors and industries. He has also conducted annual Director Updates on behalf of AICD, and been engaged by AICD in teaching its flagship Company Directors’ Course.