Dr David Baxby
LLB, B Com. - Independent Non-Executive Director
David is an experienced senior executive, with experience in Australia and Internationally across high-growth businesses in a range of industries. After initially commencing his career with Goldman Sachs in London and Sydney, he joined the Virgin Group where he held several senior positions across different sections of the family office’s portfolio.
David moved to Shanghai in 2006 to establish a number of businesses in the Asia Pacific region and in 2008 moved to Geneva to assume responsibilities for the Virgin Group’s investments in Aviation and Tourism. In 2008, he joined the Board of Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and Air Asia X and became Chairman of Virgin Unite in Australia, the Virgin Group’s charitable foundation. In 2011, he was named the co-CEO of Virgin Group, a $6 billion family office, with responsibility for all of Virgin Group's global investments.
In 2014, David assumed the role of CEO and President of Global Blue based in Switzerland and in 2017 he returned to Australia and assumed the role of Managing Director – Industrials for Wesfarmers Limited. In 2020, he returned to active private investing.
David has a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from Bond University.
· Member of the People, Culture and Remuneration Committee
· Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
Current ASX listed company directorships:
· Nearmap Ltd (since December 2021) – Non-executive Director
Former ASX listed company directorships in the past 3 years: