David De Silva
David is a prominent member of the Northern Territory business community and legal profession, having practised as partner and principal of De Silva Hebron for 20 years.
David commenced practice as a Judges Associate in the Supreme Court of South Australia and then was granted an Articles of Clerkship with the Darwin office of Poveys in 1989. Following his admission in 1989, David commenced employment as a young lawyer with Cridlands.
In 1994, he went into partnership with James Hebron to form De Silva Hebron and following James’ departure interstate, David has been principal of the firm for the last 20 years.
David has had extensive board and other experience in relation to private companies, non-government organisations and sporting bodies and is highly regarded in the area of racing and sports law, having recently completed a number of units in racing law through the University of Melbourne.
David is a community-minded practitioner who is focused on adding value to the local community and actively encourages the philanthropic activities of the firm.
David is a keen businessman who fosters and nurtures strong relationships with key stakeholders in the Northern Territory and his reputation in the commercial world has opened a number of opportunities for him to facilitate the development of the Northern Territory, most recently culminating in his appointment as Chairman of the Territory Generation Board and Darwin Entertainment Centre and is a Board member for Darwin Waterfront Corporation. David is Chairperson of Crime Stoppers NT.