David Shortland

David Shortland is an adviser, facilitator and coach focused on helping organisations, leaders and professionals improve their performance through better communication. He regularly conducts strategic conversations as well as business planning and engagement sessions for clients. He also works with clients on their new business pitches.

David is a core contributor to the confidential investor and stakeholder perception study assignments that Channel undertakes for Boards, CEOs and other leaders.

Working with the experts in Channel’s Development practice, David helps tailor and deliver relevant leadership and communication development program of immediate practical value.

David has an extensive background in communication, strategy and the law. He commenced his professional life as a lawyer, working with leading firms in Australia and London, and has acted as an adviser to directors and senior executives for almost 20 years.

He was an executive in a number of senior roles at the Australian Securities Exchange (‘ASX’), including as head of Corporate Affairs and in the strategy group. David was a key member of the Chairman’s taskforce who transformed the ASX through its demutualisation and listing. Through this experience, he gained a thorough understanding of the underlying principles of the regulatory and governance frameworks for capital markets.