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David Fennell

David Fennell

Client Director, Melbourne

As a senior member of the Corporate Finance Team at Pitcher Partners Melbourne, David uses his 18 years’ experience to support his clients to navigate their financial decisions and provide valuable and strategic advice.

He is passionate about helping clients make informed investment decisions. For David, this means combining the right information with the right metrics and with adequate assessment of risk. His expertise helps to navigate these often high-pressure decisions with care, open communication and consideration of the market.

David helps clients to improve financial management through better planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting. A well-rounded professional able to advise client in a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, not-for-profit, property and construction and transport. David specialises in the bus industry, and has supported a number of bus operators during contract renewals and competitive tenders, assisting them in modelling costs, responding to bids and negotiating contracts. His broader client experience extends to advising on commercial risks, payment structures and penalty and incentive regimes.

Building relationships on mutual trust and communication, David especially enjoys working with clients who are passionate about their business and he will go the extra mile to help a client in need. His depth and breadth of experience equip him to assess the pertinent financial considerations for new client projects. This means he can critically evaluate the viability of a project and its outcomes, the potential returns, investment required and the impact of potential risks. His considered, pragmatic and tailored advice is something David’s clients value highly.

David joined Pitcher Partners in 2005 as a graduate in Private Business and Family Advisory before moving into the Consulting team and specialising in financial modelling where he was appointed Director in 2016. David then joined the Corporate Finance team in 2023 where he continues to support clients investment decisions and financial management.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Master of Applied Finance, Macquarie University
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Melbourne Business School
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Bachelor of Commerce, La Trobe University

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