David Williams

‘I came to SVA because there is no other organisation where I can contribute as much to positive change in Australia.’

David Williams joined SVA as an Executive Director in 2017, supporting Ventures as well as Strategy and Business Development. David Currently leads the Ventures and Partnerships teams. He has over 15 years’ experience working in the private and for-purpose sectors, spanning diverse roles from global senior management to field operations. In the for-purpose sector, David has worked with a wide range of organisations, entities and individuals to contribute positively to the lives of those experiencing disadvantage.

Prior to joining SVA, David worked for over 12 years with the international development nonprofit organization TechnoServe, in operational and strategic roles across the USA, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. He continues to support TechnoServe as a Senior Advisor. Previously, David was a business consultant with Bain & Company in Australia, Spain and Korea in diverse sectors and competencies, he worked at the Sydney-based private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners and advised the Brazilian foundation Fundação Brava. He also started a social enterprise in Tanzania to support community development and marine conservation.

David holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours 1st Class) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.