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Meet David

David Werdiger is director of Nathanson Pearson in Melbourne Australia, an established provider of practical and appropriate solutions specifically for high net worth families.  As a published best-selling author of Transition he has assisted many HNW families to navigate the complexities of succession planning, intergenerational wealth transition, and family governance.

David’s background as a second-generation family member, his 30+ years as a tech entrepreneur, together with a confidential and empathetic relational approach to the challenges of family related business issues, has allowed him to facilitate unique solutions for clients by tapping into his personal knowledge and strategic thinking.

David is a Leaders Council member of the UHNW Institute – a global think tank of practitioners servicing ultra-high-net-worth families. He is on the Faculty for the Family Dynamics domain. He is an accredited advisor at the Family Business Association, on the expert panel at &Simple and Respada, a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, and has several roles at Swinburne University.

David is married with five children and deeply engaged with his local community through a number of non-profits. He’s writing his second book – about the challenges of the modern always-connected digital world. In between all that, he is passionate about sport – particularly AFL, cricket and NFL.

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A multi-faceted career


David is founder and executive chairman of Billing Bureau, a leading Australian provider of recurring billing and infringement lifecycle management. He was previously founder of Telecoms Buying Group (wholesale mobile) and KISS Mobile (online retail mobile), and partnered in two other telco-related platforms.

His ‘second career’ as a tech entrepreneur spanned over thirty years, and he retains a passion for entrepreneurship and its value to society


David is a member of the Course Advisory Committee (entrepreneurship), an Adjunct Industry Fellow and lecturer at Swinburne University, having completed the Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation there.

He is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School on families in business and writes case studies for HBS about Australian business families.

As part of the faculty on family dynamics at the UHNW Institute, David has presented to advisors and helps develop content on best practice.


David has written over four hundred articles, one book and has another in the works, despite having failed high-school English.

He has a personal blog on a wide variety of topics, blogs at Times of Israel with several featured pieces, and has been published on The Daily Beast and J-Wire. His work on family wealth has been published in the International Family Offices Journal, the NZ Law Society, and STEP.

Also see David on SlideShare, Swinburne, and Quora.

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David is currently vice-president of The Joint Australia, part of JDC, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organisation, and president of JBD – Jews of the Melbourne CBD.

He was previously director and committee member at Jewish Care for over twenty years, founding director of Australian Jewish Funders, and director of Lamdeni School.


David has been a professional speaker and MC for over twenty years. Most recently he speaks high net wealth groups in Australia, Asia and around the world. He speaks on diverse topics including family office, intergenerational wealth transition, entrepreneurship, strategic philanthropy and philosophies on life. He presented an ELI Talk titled How to “Have” Jewish Grandchildren.

He is an experienced master of ceremonies and can hold large audiences, and is a professional voice artist (performing as David Worth).