Damian is the most recent addition to ISP, joining the firm in April 2021. He is a Chartered Accountant, Management Consultant and Non-Executive Director with more than thirty-five years international experience. In his most recent role, Damian was a Partner and Head of the Board Advisory Practice at the London based executive search firm, Savannah Group. Immediately prior, Damian was a Partner in the CEO & Board Practice at Heidrick & Struggles. He works exclusively at the board and senior executive level and specialises in the Natural Resources and broader Industrial sectors.
Damian enjoyed a long career as a Partner with Ernst & Young (now EY), variously based in Sydney, New York and London before taking senior roles in management consulting advising some of the world’s largest companies on leadership and operational performance. He writes extensively about board effectiveness and corporate governance matters.
From 2008-2018, Damian was a non-executive director of Arqiva Limited, one of the UK’s largest owners of critical national infrastructure. From 2007-2019, Damian was a non-executive director of the Australia – UK Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he is Chairman of the Britain-Australia Society and Chairman of the Australian Chamber Orchestra UK Board.
Damian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.
Outside of work, Damian is a keen sailor, skier and wine enthusiast.