A partner at Herbert Smith Freehills’ Perth practice, David specialises in takeovers, equity capital markets and general corporate acquisitions, as well as reconstructions and disposals.
David has worked for HSF in its Melbourne, London and Perth offices and is a member of the national advisory team. David is lead lecturer in the Perth Mergers and Acquisitions Course run by the Financial Services Institute of Australia and is one of the facilitators at the AICD Company Directors course.
Nick is the Leader of the Assurance Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Western Australia which includes external and internal audit services, risk assurance, controls advisory and accounting advisory services.
Nick is a member of PwC’s WA Executive Leadership Team and the National Assurance Markets Leadership Team.
Nick has extensive experience in providing audit and accounting advisory services to the resources sector globally having worked predominantly in Australia and USA but also with experience on the ground in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Canada and a number of countries in Africa. His experience mainly covers upstream and downstream oil & gas, gold, iron ore, copper, nickel, zinc, lead, coal, diamonds, mineral sands and in various resources sector services companies including engineering & construction. In addition to audit services, he routinely provides expert accounting advice and support around working through complex accounting issues, mergers & acquisitions, debt arrangements and solving other issues. He has experience working with all sizes of companies from multinationals to ASX 50, ASX 100 and junior explorers.
Nick is a former State Chairman and Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
As Chief Executive Officer, Paul Larsen oversees the management of Arc Infrastructure’s (formerly Brookfield Rail) network across the southern half of Western Australia.
Paul is passionate about rail in this State, and is committed to positioning Arc Infrastructure to secure an exciting future for its customers, employees, shareholders and everyone affected by how well the railway performs. He joined the company in 2003 and held several senior commercial positions prior to taking on the leadership role in April 2008.
Paul has since led the transformation of the business with more than $2 billion invested by Arc Infrastructure to deliver an upgraded and modernised railway that has supported a 113% increase of tonnes transported on the rail network. This achievement was recognised by the international rail industry with the 2014 award for corporate innovation and excellence.
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