David Brookes

David was appointed Managing Director of Social Traders in 2009. He has been closely involved in the development of national social enterprise development initiatives in Australia, including the annual Social Traders Masters Conference and the Social Enterprise Awards. Over the last eight years, Social Traders has provided support to over 3,500 social enterprises through the company’s tailored programs and services. David is also an inaugural Director of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) Community Interest Company (CIC) established in July 2015.

David brings to his role a background in senior management roles in the Australian corporate sector, along with experience from a major industry association and local economic development. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Wollongong and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).