David Fagan

David Fagan



David has been a Director of Hilco Merchant Australia since July 2014. With over 3 decades of experience focused on banking, restructuring and insolvency, David brings a wealth of knowledge to HMA. He has a track record of delivering outstanding results in challenging environments and has worked with stakeholders to guide organisations through complex and difficult change. He has been an advisor to many high-level organisations and has expertise in Leadership & Transformation, Strategy, Finance, Stakeholder Engagement, Governance and International Experience.

David’s career encompassed 30 years at Clayton Utz (1984 - 2014). From 2001 to 2010, David was elected on four occasions to serve as the National Chief Executive Partner of Clayton Utz, and also served as a Foundation Board Member from 2003 – 2010. David served as a Board Member at Tonclay Services (2001 - 2010), eCommLegal (2005 – 2008) and LLFG (2005 – 2010). Mr. Fagan is currently Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Global Foundation (since 2009), Director and Chair of the Privatisation Committee at Medibank Private Ltd. (since March 2014) and Director at UBS Grocon Real Estate Investment Management (since October 2014). He is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and Australian Institute of Company Directors.  He is author of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending and Secured Finance (2014 edition).  David has been recognised by IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in Project Finance (2011-2013) and was also voted by peers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in Project Finance & Development (2008-2014).

David has a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.