Role: Director, Not-for-profits UWA,University of Western Australia
David Gilchrist is a chartered accountant and holds a PhD in economic history from the University of Notre Dame Australia. He is currently professor of accounting and convenor of the Not-for-profits UWA Research Group at the University of Western Australia where he is also chief investigator and convenor of the Australian Non-profit Accounting Standards Project. David is a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board Academic Advisory Panel. Previously, he held the role of Assistant Auditor General in Western Australia and, prior to that, he taught accounting and finance at the London School of Economics and Portsmouth University in the UK as well as at Curtin University, Notre Dame Australia and Edith Cowan University in Australia. He was Foundation Director of the Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative for five years, is currently a Visiting Professor and Research Chief Investigator in NFP Studies at the NFPO Research Centre, Hebei GEO University, Peoples’ Republic of China and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Accounting, Airlangga University, Indonesia. David was appointed a Fellow of the Western Australian Parliament in 2021.