Experienced business leaders

focused on delivering outstanding results


What our clients say
Kirsty DullahideGM Strategy Wealth, Australian Unity

It felt dramatically different – the resonance with the rest of the business, the clarity, the credibility I am excited to witness the journey ahead.

Kirsty Dullahide,
GM Strategy Wealth, Australian Unity


Elizabeth Packchung,Chairman

Sue quickly understands a business and develops smart solutions which achieve significant client outcomes.

Elizabeth Pakchung, 
Chairman, H&M (Australia)


Mark HandManaging Director, Corporate & Commercial, ANZ

"Not only are you strategic, you know what is needed to translate strategy into results"

Mark Hand,
Managing Director, Corporate & Commercial, ANZ


David is the co-founder of Blue Sky Strategy. 

David is a seasoned professional in the field of banking, finance risk and wealth management.  David has a track record of achieving operational excellence whilst managing risk in volatile markets.  David is a motivational leader who enjoys the pace of driving change in highly dynamic organisations.

David’s expertise includes:

  • A strong understanding of financial management including business planning, balance sheet management, cost control, reporting, budgeting, revenue management and financial risk.
  • Excellent people management skills especially in developing focused and motivated teams within a collaborative and united environment.
  • Management of all human resource activities with an emphasis upon creating a positive and supportive working environment.
  • The ability to understand, contribute toward and implement the goals and strategies of an organisation.
  • The capacity to positively influence stakeholders, both internal and external, with an emphasis on mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Excellent risk management skills across all risk categories.
  • A proven understanding of business dynamics with the ability to “think outside the square” to achieve the desired result.

My Story

“My journey into the world of finance began as a client adviser for JB were & Son in 1986.  While learning the skills required to be a successful advisor the market crash of October ’87 sent me in a new direction.  A short stint as a fund manager at RACQ was quickly followed by an eight years’ term with the Western Australian based Challenge Bank.

The financial markets theme continued as I worked in distribution of financial products, becoming National Head of Distribution to finish my time there as Head of Capital Markets.

I then worked for Oakvale Capital, an outsource treasury service provider and corporate finance advisory firm.  This brought me to Melbourne and a position with KPMG in the Financial Risk Management team.  Five years with KPMG exposed me to large corporate treasuries and consolidated my experience with financial markets and the accounting environment. 

I worked in corporate treasury (Fosters Group) before joining ANZ as Head of Risk, Investment Lending before accepting a role as CEO.  A few years before this I started a property investment business with two partners and this has since grown into a solid small business with an excellent return.

I have recently accepted the role of Honorary Treasurer with Scouts Victoria, which continues my long association with this organization.