Professional Profile

David joined ZRG Partners, LLC in June 2017 as a part of ZRG’s expansion within the Asia Pacific region and is based in Hong Kong. Since moving to Hong Kong at the end of 2004, David has been instrumental in the design and delivery of some of the most successful C-suite and senior management placements within the APAC countries for over a decade.

Throughout his career within executive search, David’s style has been service and client-centric, focusing on building partnerships, long-term client relationships and friendships. Through continued and extensive travel within the region, David has accumulated a comprehensive understanding of the diversity of cultures, as well as the local current and potential talent and can be categorized as an “APAC specialist executive search.”

  • Click here to read David’s article, Impact of Technology on the Asian Insurance Industry from a Millennials view point. 

Previous Experience

Prior to joining ZRG Partners, David was a Managing Partner at Allegis Partners (APAC), Managing Director at Global Sage, Global Managing Director at Edison Morgan and a Senior Client Partner and Practice Leader APAC & Middle East at Korn Ferry International.

Before moving into executive search, David was a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander after completing 26 years of service. During this time, he served in several ‘trouble spots’ around the world including the Falklands, Balkans, Northern Ireland and Cambodia. One of his last appointments was as Senior Officer in charge of Officer Recruitment for central England and Wales.

Areas of Expertise


David is a graduate of Britannia Royal Naval Collage (Dartmouth) and a member of the Chartered Institute for Personal Development (CIPD).

Hobbies and Interests

His hobbies include underwater photography (progression from his time as a Royal Navy Diving Officer); as a qualified Yacht Master he participated in races such as the Fastnet and Cowes Week; and until 2018 David has raced in the 650cc sports bike series in China. Currently he is trying to come to grips with golf, although he still considers himself not old enough to pursue the game.