David Field

Chief Legal Counsel, Canon Australia

David is the Chief Legal Counsel at Canon Australia, after having worked in-house at Telstra for more than nineteen years. Prior to moving in-house, David worked in private practice for Mallesons Stephen Jaques, having started his legal career working for Mallesons in Taiwan. David and his wife, Candice, have two teenage children.

David believes that factors such as globalization, technology and artificial intelligence are presenting profound disruptive challenges to the legal profession, that the profession will only be able to meet these challenges by delivering increased value to our clients and businesses in the form of insight, empathy and commercial opportunities, and that we can only deliver this increased value if we foster working environments where we and our people are able to operate at our mental peak.