David has over 25 years senior management experience and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Western Australia Inc and Law Mutual (WA) in July 2006. Prior to commencing at the Law Society, David held senior roles in local government as Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale from 2000 to 2004 and the City of Nedlands from 2004 to 2006.
As Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society David reports to an elected Council and has responsibility for both the Law Society of Western Australia and Law Mutual (WA):
The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for the legal profession in Western Australia. The Law Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its members and to the enhancement of the legal profession through being a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and rule of law.
Law Mutual (WA) was established by the Law Society in 1995 to administer the professional indemnity insurance arrangements for the legal profession in Western Australia. The major functions of Law Mutual (WA) are to:
- Obtain competitively priced insurance coverage for Western Australian law firms
- Implement risk management strategies to reduce the instances of claims
- Provide an efficient claims management service
As head of the State’s peak body for the legal profession, David is required to ensure that the Law Society identifies and meets the needs of its 3,750 plus members and Law Mutual insureds. This includes liaising with government, regulatory bodies, the Law Council of Australia, other law societies and insurers both nationally and internationally.
David’s qualifications include a Master of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Business in Management Studies and a Diploma in Business Management.