Wotton + Kearney has appointed David Nathan as its first Non-Executive Chair, effective 1 December 2020. His appointment follows an extensive market search and the firm’s move to an incorporated model in July 2019.
David is an experienced Chair and NED with a demonstrated history of working across many industries, including insurance, professional services and health. He previously led Australia’s largest professional indemnity insurer, Avant Mutual, and its boutique private health insurer, the Doctors’ Health Fund. Before that David led the Australian offices of global law firm Baker McKenzie. David is also currently the Chair of the RSL’s National Board and the City Fertility Centre, and a non-executive director at Momentum Life NZ, Campbell Page, the Australasian Foundation of Plastic Surgery and the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce.
“I have a long-standing passion for the insurance industry and for professional services firms. Wotton + Kearney is a young, dynamic law firm that puts the insurance sector at the epicentre of everything it does. I am excited by the prospect of assisting them to achieve their strategic objective to put their clients at the heart of what they do, as they continue their impressive growth,” said David Nathan.
Wotton + Kearney’s Chief Executive Partner David Kearney added: “David’s combination of insurance and law firm experience made him the perfect choice for Wotton + Kearney. We’re confident, given his expertise in both law firm management and as a non-executive director, that he will guide Wotton + Kearney in achieving its strategic goals with an informed, independent perspective.”
David Nathan, Non-Executive Chair