David Coombes

Board Member

David Coombes has been a director of Newsboys Foundation since June 2010 and has been a director of the Newsboys Foundation Trust, which receives donations on behalf of the foundation, since May 2013.

David is a lawyer with more than 40 years’ experience. He specialises in in taxation law.

While growing up, he was a newspaper delivery boy, delivering the morning papers to South Yarra and Toorak.

David joined Newsboys to help the Foundation assist young people to further their education, stabilise their lives and provide opportunities to develop their careers.

David is a partner at Gadens Lawyers; a member of the Tax and Revenue Committee at the Law Institute of Victoria; a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia; a director at Wintringham Ltd; a director at the Wynn Group of Companies: Whitton Holdings Pty Ltd (Manor Investments Pty Ltd; Whitton Pty Ltd; Viton Pty Ltd); and a director at Octanex Ltd.

David’s qualifications include: LLB (Bachelor of Laws), M Tax (Masters of Taxation) and CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser).