David P. Lewis - Director

  • With a background in international business, law and IT throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the US , David brings significant experience to the team.
  • Founder of The DLA Group (an IT Consulting, Software Development and Distribution company). DLA’s clients include many multi-nationals and vertical market software development groups many of whom rely on DLA for strategic IT advice, technical support and knowledge management software. Over 800 companies are clients of DLA in South East Asia . DLA provides strategic advice to many major corporations, government instrumentalities and professional bodies on the effective implementation of IT throughout the world.
  • During 1999-2000 David acquired and moved a software company to California. This company attempted to gain a foothold in the US and sought US based funding. Whilst seed funding was provided in Australia by both DLA and Apple Computer, attempts to attract US funding was unsuccessful and DLA exited from that investment. David lived in San Francisco from November 1999 until June 2000.

  • From January to June 2001, David assumed a consulting position of Principal Strategy Advisor to the US-owned, Hong Kong-based emaimai.com to assist with the transformation of a Chinese language on-line auction site into an international mobile payment (m-commerce) service, utilizing existing assets and technology delivering a new digital verification service for wireless payments.

  • In October 2009 David joined The AFG Venture Group as an Associate and will head the intellectual property advisory group and will be based in London from December.

  • AFG Venture Group is an Asia and Australia based corporate advisory and consulting firm which combines the skills and experience of the Asean Focus Group, with its 20 year history of creating alliances, relationships and transactions in South East Asia and India; and Venture Group with its 14 year history of corporate and equities advisory in Australia, undertaking merger, acquisition, divestment, fund raising and consulting for private and public companies.

  • SCG was formed in late 2001 and in 2003 SCG made a substantial investment in INSiTE.com.au. Tony & David are assisting with rapid growth of that company.

    Current Professional & Charitable Positions
    • CEO of The DLA Group;
    • Director & Principal, Santa Clara Group 2001- ;
    • Associate, AFG Venture Group, October 2009- (based in London UK);
    • Member of Council to The Melanoma Foundation, February 2005- ;
    • Immediate past Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, ESFA (Eastern Suburbs Football Association)
    • Chairman of the Referees Standing Committee, ESFA (Eastern Suburbs Football Association) 2009- ;
    • Chairman & panel member of the General Purposes/Appeals Tribunal, FNSW (Football NSW) 2007- ;
    • Director of The Indochina Starfish Foundation charity Australian Branch 2006- ;
    • Board of Advisors to ADDults with ADD (NSW) Inc. Association, 2004- ;

    Past Professional & Charitable Positions
    • Director of The Emanuel School, August 2005-2008;
    • Maccabi Junior Soccer Board Member & Convenor of Girls' Football 2003-2006;
    • Vice President, ADDult & Family Association (NSW) Inc. 1998-2000;
    • Chairman & Member of the Board of The Australian Apple Programmers and Developers Association (AAPDA) 1996-2000;
    • Chairman of ASDA (the Australian Software Distributors Association) from 1989-1993;
    • Member of the Executive Committee of the ACS (Australian Computer Society) in 1989;
    • Visiting Fellow at both The University of NSW (1980-88) and Sydney University (1988) Faculties of Law;
    • Vice President of The University of NSW Football Club in 1978-79;

  • David holds a BA LLB from The University of NSW, is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia, is a member of the NSW Law Society and holds the professional qualification MACS from the Australian Computer Society.

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