David Elia
Chief Executive Officer

David Elia

David is one of Australia’s most experienced and recognised business leaders. In a career spanning more than 25 years, his singular vision has helped create businesses that deliver consistently excellent results and real stakeholder value.

His wide-ranging experience includes senior roles in superannuation, finance, marketing, corporate and fund governance, taxation, risk management, audit, corporate/strategic planning and implementation.

David’s leadership has been recognised by numerous industry awards, including the Australian Financial Review BOSS True Leader award and the Fund Executives Association Ltd's (FEAL's) Fund Executive of the Year Award. He is especially interested in what makes organisations tick – from creating an innovative culture to leadership values, strategy and teamwork at all levels.

He takes a leading role as Director of RULE Prostate, a not-for-profit charity for men’s health, and is passionate about furthering the charity’s vision of increasing awareness of prostate cancer in men and raising funds for research.

His role as Director of Grangers Foundation is further testament to his dedication to the wider community with funds raised and support provided to a number of charities and worthy causes each year.


Role & responsibility

  • CEO
  • Company Secretary1


Year of appointment

  • 2003


Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Economics, La Trobe University (May 1991)
  • Professional Year, Institute of Chartered Accountants (November 1995)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, FINSIA (April 2005)
  • Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage, Harvard Business School (June 2006)
  • Graduate Diploma in Company Directors Course, AICD (October 2010)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (November 1995)
  • Fellow of FINSIA (July 2002)
  • Fellow of Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) (February 2012)
  • Fellow of AIM (August 2012)
  • Member of AIST
  • Member of FEAL
  • Director of The Grangers Foundation.



David has more than 25 years' experience in senior positions in superannuation, finance, marketing, corporate and fund governance, taxation, risk management, audit, corporate and strategic planning and implementation.

Other Directorships / appointments are detailed in the Relevant interests and relevant duties register.


1. Effective 28 June 2002.