David Walker

Managing Director SEA (BCA (Hons), CFA)

David Walker has over 25 years of professional advisory and investment banking experience in the forestry, forest products, pulp, paper and packaging and renewable energy industries, focused on strategy consulting, M&A advisory and financial structuring.

In 2010, he founded his own advisory Firm – Kauri Capital, focused on providing strategic and M&A advisory services to the forestry and forest products industry, and industrial and financial investors in the sector.

In January 2013, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Chandler Corporation, the private investment firm of Mr Richard Chandler. His responsibilities were to manage both the asset management company and the investment portfolio that consisted of listed and private equity investments. He returned to Kauri Capital in September 2014.

Prior to establishing Kauri Capital, David was head of global forestry, pulp, paper and packaging advisory at Macquarie Capital and prior to that President of Poyry in Asia-Pacific, and global head of Poyry Consulting, the world’s leading forest products industry consulting and engineering Firm.

He has travelled extensively and led various advisory engagements for industry and financial clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America.

David is a New Zealand citizen and has been based in Singapore since 1996. Before moving to Asia he was based in Finland for 11 years.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with Honours (1984) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in Accounting and Finance, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (1990).

David is a Member of the Board of Governors for the International Baccalaureate, a global education services provider, and a Member of the Board of Overseas Education Limited, a listed international school based in Singapore.


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  • Investment Banking
  • Strategy
  • M&A Advisory
  • Financial Structuring