Mr Mortimer has over 40 years of corporate finance and commercial experience both as a Chief Finance Officer and Chief Executive Officer of TNT Limited the worldwide transport and logistics group. He was a founding Shareholder and Chairman of private equity group Crescent Capital Partners until his retirement in December 2017. He is a director of public and private companies and has interests in property, agriculture and portfolio investments. David was a Fellow of the Senate of the University until November 2017. He continues as Chairman of the investment committee of the University of Sydney. He has chaired several publicly listed companies and government businesses in addition to his current directorships; he continues to serve as chairman and director of not for profit organisations and foundations.
David has a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney. He was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005 for “Service to business and commerce through innovation and visionary leadership, as an advisor to government and to the community.”
He joined the board of Opera Australia in January 2013 and was elected Chairman in April 2013.