David Larocca is the Chief Executive Officer and Regional Managing Partner of EY in Oceania. David is also a member of EY’s Asia Pacific Operating Executive and EY’s Global Practice Group.
David leads a purposeful and inclusive organisation of over 600 partners and 9,000 people across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea providing assurance, tax, transaction, strategic, technology and business consulting services.
David is an inclusive and consultative leader and is passionate about diversity and inclusion, workplace culture and leading clients through change.
David continues to serve clients, drawing on more than 25 years’ experience as a lead advisor in the infrastructure sector where he has advised public and private clients on infrastructure transactions in Australia, Asia and Europe.
Prior to becoming CEO, was the Managing Partner for EY’s 900-strong Strategy & Transactions Service Line, a role he held for 5 years. Prior to this role, David led the EY Oceania Infrastructure Advisory team, having joined EY in 2003 as one of the founding members of what is now a 200-strong market-leading team.
While at EY, David has led teams advising clients on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects and asset recycling programs.
Prior to EY David held roles in banking, project finance and corporate development with experience in Australia, Europe and North America.
David has a Bachelor of Economics and Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, has served as a member of the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) Advisory Board, is a CEO mentor for Kilfinan Australia and supports a number of charity & not-for-profits.
David Larocca is a Member of the Champions of ChangeNational 2016 Group. The group brings together a diverse range of significant Australian employers spanning government, retail, financial services, energy, mining, consumer goods and professional service sectors. Members are committed to lead and deliver change in gender equality, and drive a sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership positions.