David Whittaker

Investor Relations

David has been working with FIRST Advisers since 2010 as a senior financial markets and investor relations consultant, bringing to the firm 20 years of experience in financial markets as Head of Research, equities analyst and adviser. He was previously Head of Research at Southern Cross Equities (now Bell Potter Wholesale) and before that held senior positions at Citigroup and Aegis Equities.

David led a team of 12 equities analysts in his previous role, at Southern Cross Equities, covering 85 leading and emerging Australian companies and publishing research to a global institutional investor audience. This experience affords a precise understanding of the type of information investors need from listed companies to make their investment decisions. After 20 years of company and industry analysis, David’s in-depth industry knowledge in key economic sectors strengthens the effectiveness of the underlying message for fund managers and research analysts.

David is uniquely placed to offer an institutional investment perspective to listed companies as they seek to get their message heard above the intense noise of financial markets.