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Helping leaders succeed

With decades of first-hand experience, David has the know-how to help you succeed as a leader of a top professional firm.

Clients value the way his unique skill set helps them address their toughest challenges, bring people with them and drive their firm's success.

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Leaders of top professional & investment firms around the world choose David for his creativity, credibility and cutting-edge advice grounded in vast, first-hand experience of leadership, strategy, global operations, innovation and leadership development.

With wide leadership experience in the legal and investment sector, David can bring unique insights to the toughest leadership and strategic issues.

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Successful leaders build successful firms

Firms with successful leaders have a sense of direction and momentum. They have a high-performance culture where partners and top executives pull together, their people feel valued, and everyone gives their best. That wins more business and results in sustainable, profitable growth.

In an increasingly competitive world, quality of leadership will be a key differentiator separating successful firms from also-rans.

David brings his experience, knowledge and insight to help clients succeed as leaders and drive their firms forward, giving them an edge when it matters most.

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David draws on 45+ years in the legal profession and investment sector to provide pragmatic and credible insight into leadership of partnerships and share cutting-edge thinking in this area.


Podcasts co-hosted by David on key questions around leadership in professional services firms.

About David


David is an influential global leader with City roots.


To help firm leaders successfully address their toughest challenges, bring people with them and drive their firm forward.


Winning three successive leadership elections, he led Allen & Overy, 2003-16. Under his leadership, the firm expanded internationally and revenues doubled from £652 million in 2004 to £1.31 billion in 2016. Profits increased by 175% in the same period.

A portfolio career followed, including strategic consulting work for top law firms in the US, UK, Iberia, Nordics and India.

In 2021 he took on a full-time role as Head of Europe for CDPQ, one of the largest asset owners in the world, helping to transform their global operations before retiring in 2024.


David is the founder of David H Morley LLP, consulting on strategy, global operations and leadership of professional service & investment firms.

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