Mr David J P Smith


Board and governance


Chairman from 1 November 2012

Mr Smith joined the Board in February 2012 and was elected Chairman on 1 November 2012. He has over 35 years’ experience in financial services in both Australia and New Zealand. In October 2017 David Smith was appointed to the Local Government Super (LGS) as the new CEO for the fund. He has over 20 years’ experience in CEO positions reporting to local and international Boards with Westpac Banking Corporation, Insurance Australia Group NZ Limited, Zurich Financial Services Australia and AXIS Specialty Australia. Mr Smith is presently Co-Founder and Executive Director of Equip Corporate Advisory, a private consultancy business working with large and medium-sized organisations in the fields of corporate strategy, organisational effectiveness, employee relations and advocacy.

Mr Smith holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a 1997 Sloan Fellow. He also holds a Bachelor of Business degree, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Mr Smith is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Subcommittee and Chairs the University Relations Subcommittee.