David Gazard

Director of ECG Advisory Solutions and ECG Financial

David will speak on the Royal Commission and the way forward, providing a political update.

David Gazard has 20 years of experience in Federal and State Government, corporate Australia and the media. With ECG Advisory Solutions and ECG Financial, he has represented the interests of a variety of Australian and international firms to Federal and State Governments and run numerous successful campaigns.

He has a deep understanding of the public policy process and its intersection with the media after having worked as a political adviser and press secretary for former Prime Minister John Howard and former Treasurer Peter Costello, who is now one of his business partners.

David began his career as a journalist, working in the federal press gallery with News Ltd. In between advising government at the most senior levels, he headed up government relations for Westpac Banking Corp.

He is a regular political commentator on Sky TV and ABC TV.