David Heffernan

2IC/CFO
Bachelor of Economics,
Graduate Diploma in Financial Management,
Masters of Business Administration,
Certified Practicing Accountant,
Public Practice Certificate,

Prior to joining the Hudson family in 1997, David’s background was with Chartered Accounting firms. His working experience consisted primarily of statutory/compliance audits, financial accounts preparation, analytical review, reporting and presentation, client portfolio management, investment correspondence/execution and powers of attorney.

Having hailed from a small town of 4,500, David had a very strong desire to make his working life better reflect that of his personal core values. Armed with professional qualifications and experience he started to seek organizations that carried a corporate philosophy that believed that their greatest resource was indeed their people. Hudson strongly believes that its primary reason for success will be founded on win-win relationships; that of its staff and the members it deals with. “I remember how refreshing it was after my initial meetings with Hudson, to finally find a company that not only talked its mission statement, but believed in it”.

David’s responsibilities at Hudson include the strategic planning processes, company standardization, human resource management, payroll, legal compliance & maintenance, computer systems administrator, management accounts preparation & presentation, analysis, reconciliation & cash flow management. But more importantly David says, “With our extremely dedicated team, Hudson provides knowledge and the necessary tools for promoting wise money management to its members. I can truly say it is marvellous to be involved with an organisation such as Hudson.”

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