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David Heathcote

Head of Global Debt Advisory

KPMG Australia

David is a veteran of the international banking scene having spent more than two decades working for the likes of ABN AMRO. There he honed his skills around a wide suite of debt products including vanilla corporate financing and refinancing, project finance, leverage finance, acquisition finance, commodity and export finance, structured and infrastructure financing, securitisations and syndications.

It is not surprising David is in his element as the National Leader of KPMG Australia’s Corporate Finance and Deal Advisory Group as well as Global Head of Debt Advisory. “I like the challenge of providing solutions where 1 + 1 = 3. It can be complex and challenging at the same time, but creating value and finding solutions for clients where others can’t is really very rewarding.” He also loves working in partnership with the firm’s clients, “where you are leveraging off different skill-sets to get an optimal outcome”.

Among other things, David’s years in the United Kingdom taught him how not to behave. “Witnessing the financial crisis in London first hand, you saw how important your own ethics and morals were in building sustainability and resilience in your work.”

David is very happy to spend his spare hours in the water, preferably surfing. He also loves time with his family, including a beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback called Ruby. “Our dog is definitely the fourth member of our family.”

Areas of expertise

Banking Education Energy and Natural Resources Financial Services Government and Public Sector Infrastructure Investment Management National Markets Power and Utilities Private Equity
David Heathcote

Education and qualifications

  • Masters of Applied Finance, Macquarie University, Melbourne

  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment, Securities Institute of Australia

  • Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne

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