Key board appointment at Thomson Playford

1 July 2008


Commercial law firm Thomson Playford is pleased to announce the appointment of respected businessman David Simmons to its Board.


Mr Simmons, the former Chairman of South Australia’s Economic Development Board and former Managing Director of listed company Hills Industries, will take up the position with Thomson Playford from 1 July 2008.


Thomson Playford Chairman of Partners Ms Loretta Reynolds said Mr Simmons’ level of experience, his strong business acumen and outstanding leadership qualities would make him a valuable Board member of the firm.


“We are very pleased to have someone of David’s calibre, experience and standing within the business community joining Thomson Playford,” Ms Reynolds said.


“David is one of South Australia’s most respected businessmen, has an outstanding track record of success and will no doubt make a valuable contribution to our firm as we continue on our national expansion path.”


Mr Simmons is also Chairman of Korvest Ltd and a Board member of Codan Limited.


In March this year he announced his retirement as Managing Director of Hills Industries, which had grown from a $200 million a year business to one with annual sales in excess of $1 billion during his 15-year period of leadership.


“Thomson Playford has an enviable national reputation for providing high quality legal services and I look forward to playing my part in helping steer the firm along its current expansion path,” Mr Simmons said.


With offices in Adelaide and Sydney, commercial law firm Thomson Playford has more than 210 staff including 110 lawyers.