David Leslie is a co-director of ASP Treasury Ltd. He is also the managing Director and owner of Crestcorp International. David has a diverse background with experience in Information Technology, Merchant Banking, Executive Consulting, Education Services, Childcare, Property and Philanthropy.
David started his career at Hewlett Packard in 1989. Over the next 7 years he worked for National Westminster, Country NatWest, finishing off at a senior IT management role at Bankers Trust in 1996. At this point, David formed an executive consulting company working with individuals, businesses and Fortune 500 corporations. For 9 years his company focused on executive consulting, financial advice, investment training, business planning, wealth coaching and leadership training for business professionals, corporations, sporting stars, politicians and CEO’s of major corporations in Australia.
In 2005, in partnership, David formed a group of companies consisting of childcares, shopping centres, residential property and development sites. This business was built over 3 years to $21 million, until their corporation was unconscionably targeted by a financier in 2009. This was a difficult period for David and his family and resulted in a re-focus of his energies.
In 2011, David re-launched a new initiative to acquire and invest in companies that could help fund social and cultural change. Crestcorp International now manages ownership and interests in a multi-million dollar portfolio of property development, mining, new technologies, consulting, merchant banking and childcare. The main objective being of the company is to support initiatives that help resolve the core issues of social distress now prevalent in society.
David is also an accomplished speaker. He speaks regularly at business conferences, community groups, churches and other organisations nationally and internationally.