Limited Opportunity – CAB 14 Sydney

Are you a Coraggian?

You are invited to be a part of Coraggio’s new Sydney Advisory Board

This is a unique opportunity to take your place at the table with similarly successful peers seeking to take their business from good to great. It can be lonely at the top, yet critical to both your personal and your company’s success to seek out fearless, objective advice and the support of impartial but committed minds. This is Coraggio. A community where you will experience a deep sense of camaraderie, a wealth of collective wisdom, sharp insight and a structure that serves one key goal, to advance your business to greatness whilst developing you as a leader.

Business leaders who find their way to Coraggio seek a dynamic support and advisory network built around generating personal and business growth and a community that delivers greater than the sum of its parts.

Selective Membership is now available for a new Coraggio Advisory Board (CAB) commencing in Sydney and chaired by David Simon, an experienced senior executive and board director.

David’s personal ethos is one of learning, thinking and evolving – learning from the past, thinking in the present and competitively evolving. He’s passionate about business and openly admits helping business owners realize their potential gets him out of bed in the morning. David is known to initiate robust boardroom discussions that lead to commercial and considered implementation. Formerly Head of Business Growth –NAB Wealth/ MLC, David lead a national team of Business Growth specialists. The team worked collaboratively with wealth management practices nationally. The practices invariably worked outside the MLC network and came to utilize the numerous licensee services. David was focused on aligning a passionate and skilled team, committed to demonstrating advantageous solutions to progressive advice businesses.

Prior to joining MLC, David orchestrated the sale of two private equity management buy ins, and subsequent sales, in both an Executive Search Firm (a BRW National Fast 100 Starter) specializing in wealth management and a Financial Planning Firm. David’s career spans various management roles in the wealth management, property, finance and executive search industries including time as Key Account Manager for global recruitment and search firm TMP Worldwide.

David began his working life in the Australian Army and later earned the coveted green beret with 1 Commando Company, Special Forces. David has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), is married with two children and co‐authored the book, Project Sahara – Pressure Point. This profiles the lead up to the toughest footrace on earth – Le Marathon des Sables—a 248 km self sufficient run across the Sahara Desert. He also finds time to support ‘Room to Read’, a global charity building libraries and reading rooms for children. He also loves spending time on the land.


Coraggio Chairs have navigated decades of corporate experiences including failure and struggle. A professional chairperson provides the discipline and focus to help members learn new business styles and approaches from each other in a meaningful and immediately useful way. It’s a challenging role to facilitate a group of business leaders seeking support to grow their business and be the best they can be.


Meeting monthly, the CAB journeys Members towards business excellence and personal enrichment through peer-to-peer mentoring, sharing and learning. CABs are leadership in action, where members challenge themselves and are challenged by others in a safe environment. Friendly yet robust discussion drives momentum and positive peer pressure holds members accountable to their own decisions. The resultant Coraggio spirit runs deep is expressed by what members both possess and provide:

  • Readiness and willingness for challenge
  • Accountability
  • Courage
  • Decisiveness
  • Mutual exchange
  • Support

Do you have a vision to build an even greater business? Contact us and we will be delighted to facilitate a no obligation coffee for you with David so you can to learn more about his breadth of experience, style and aspirations for his Sydney CAB – in person.