About Us

About Us

David Carland has over thirty-five years of experience and an extensive track record in financial services and the energy, infrastructure and resources sectors in Australia and internationally.

Career Highlights

  • Founded and successfully co-managed BurnVoir Corporate Finance, a specialised investment bank providing financial services in the energy and resource industry (August 1999 – June 2016).
  • Chairman and non-executive independent director of ASX-listed companies.
  • Executive Vice-President, Bankers Trust Limited, Sydney (March 1997-August 1999). Head of Energy, Power, Sector Group and Head of Project Finance.
  • Deputy Managing Director / Senior VP UBS Australia Limited (1994 – 1997).
  • Senior manager, Comalco Ltd, Melbourne / Brisbane (1988 – 1994).  Undertook the lead commercial role in the purchase of the Gladstone power station.
  • Marketing Manager, Commonwealth Aluminium, Maryland, USA (1986 – 1988).
  • Economist – RTZ PLC, London, UK, (March 1985 - March 1986).
  • Economist – CRA Limited, Melbourne, (March 1982 - March 1985).

Major Achievements to Date

From these various roles and activities, David has acquired:

  • Extensive experience in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors from a commercial and technical perspective.
  • A vast track record in advising clients with respect to corporate mergers and acquisitions, asset acquisitions and divestments, risk evaluations and associated mitigation strategies and strategic planning.
  • A wide range of contacts in major government entities and in energy, resources and infrastructure companies.
  • A deep understanding of the risk allocation and credit requirements of the major financial institutions across the full range of financial instruments from senior bank debt to complex equity structures.
  • Comprehensive experience in assessing complex and technical contractual and regulatory issues and negotiating successful outcomes in difficult environments.

The Future

Through ARDL, David makes available his industry knowledge and substantial experience derived from his vast track record to provide independent advice on commercial and strategic issues in the energy, infrastructure and resources sectors.