David is a senior partner at Mercer and Senior Actuary for Australia. He is the National Leader for Research and Policy, actuary to the Tasmanian and Western Australian public sector superannuation plans and the leader author of the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index.
Before joining Mercer, David worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and was previously the Foundation Professor of Actuarial Studies at the University of Melbourne. In his two decades in academia, he acted as a consultant to a range of financial organizations in both the private and public sectors, specializing in superannuation and retirement incomes. He has spoken and written widely in this area and has served on many government and industry committees.
David was an independent board member of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority from 1998 to 2003 and President of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia in 2000.