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Hall Chadwick offers a stimulating work environment giving you the opportunity to develop your future success. After all, your success is our success. With a particularly young and dynamic team – a progressive policy of in-house promotion and regular performance reviews – we seek to identify and recognise achievement.

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David Fairfull

Chairman (NSW)

The appointment of David Fairfull as Chairman of the Hall Chadwick Group was the first time since it was established in 1886, that a Non-Executive Director had been appointed to this esteemed position.

It was David’s impressive career achievements and his ability to bring a unique, independent and fresh approach to the Hall Chadwick team, which convinced the Partners to appoint him as Hall Chadwick’s new captain.

David has extensive experience in finance, investment and merchant banking. Beginning his career at a very young age, David progressed quickly to a Managing Director position. David has been a former Director in companies across various industries, including Pitt Capital Partners Ltd, Kleinwort Benson UK Ltd, Stockland Trust Group, Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co. Ltd, New Hope Corporation Ltd, and many others. Over his career David has participated at the board level in some 42 private and listed companies. He has also been the principal adviser in over 250 mergers and acquisitions projects, and over 50 IPO’s and corporate finance projects.

Expanding, strengthening and integrating the firm’s network of operations around Australia will be one of David’s key objectives in his role as chairman. ”Our pledge is that, wherever they are, every Hall Chadwick client can rely upon consistent and excellent service. Being the premium service provider for SMEs is critical to our group’s members.”

David’s career path is unique as he was also a CEO of the Glebe Australian Board of the Anglican Church for ten years, from which he derived further expertise and emotional intelligence which contributed to him becoming the great leader that he is today.

“I learnt a great deal from this time with the Church and worked with a great group of people, many of whom are close friends to this day. Of the many things learnt in my time at the Church, the most important on the personal front, was to be more aware of others’ feelings and to become a better listener.”

David has also played rugby union football at both representative and first grade levels. He believes that some of his successes in business have been due to the training and mind-set learnt from his involvement in this sport.

“I have a passion for teamwork as in say, rugby. It fosters an environment that is characterised by loyalty, teamwork, persistence and not being afraid to speak up. In virtually every company that I have been associated with our communication and meetings are like a half-time team talk. Everyone has the right to have a say, not just the coach, and a team decision is usually made within a short period of time, utilising this rugby technique.”

“Now essentially, I see myself here to coach and teach and of course, play devil’s advocate at the partner level!”

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Professional Qualifications

  • A.C.I.S.
  • C.P.A.
  • A.S.I.A.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounts)

Industry & Service Specialisations

  • Corporate Finance
  • Statutory Audits
  • Agreed upon Procedures
  • Internal Audits
  • Performance Audits
  • Due Diligences
  • AFSL Audits
  • Solicitor Trust Examination

Current Directorships

  • Chairman - Heritage Brands Ltd
  • Non Executive Director - Specialist Services Group
  • Chairman - Hall Chadwick Group

Former Relevant Directorships

  • B Digital Ltd
  • NSW Country Rugby Union
  • New Hope Corp. Ltd
  • Souls Private Equity Ltd
  • Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co. Ltd
  • KH Foods Ltd
  • NSW Rugby Union Board
  • Australian Rugby Union Board
  • Clover Corp. Ltd
  • Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • S.P. Telecommunications Ltd
  • Stockland Corp. Ltd
  • Gazal Corp. Ltd
  • Environmental Recovery Services Ltd
  • Rundle Capital Partners Ltd
  • Pitt Capital Partners Ltd
  • Kleinwort Benson Australia Ltd
  • KleinWort Benson UK Ltd
  • Glebe Australian Board
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