A lateral move into GRG in 2017 saw David take on an Investor Relations Analyst role, supporting IFM’s relationship management and business development efforts, before he was recognised with a promotion, becoming an Investor Relations Associate
and then an Investor Relations Senior Associate.
In his current role, David is a Relationship Manager, bringing together advice and recommendations from teams all across IFM into a single and consistent view for a number of IFM’s largest clients.
A secondment to the New York Investor Relations Team in 2019 enabled David to solidify relationships with key stakeholders. Says David, “I had exposure to senior leaders and experience in dealing with the team there, which has given me a
unique insight into opportunities and challenges for our clients globally.”
Addressing climate change is one of these opportunities, “It’s a serious issue and something I am keenly interested in”. In 2019, IFM announced a carbon reduction program within the Australian Infrastructure Fund and signposted
carbon reduction program on the GIF Funds. “IFM’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions is a really positive step towards a better future,” said David.
David’s initial impression of IFM as a business with a noble purpose still stands today. “IFM genuinely wants to create a better retirement for working people everywhere.”