David Sutherland is the former Morgan Stanley’s Chief Financial Officer in Asia Pacific, with financial responsibility for Morgan Stanley’s businesses in China, India, Korea, Australia and other Asian countries. Before his role as CFO, David spent more than a decade with responsibility for Morgan Stanley’s tax affairs in Asia. Prior to Asia, David worked for Arthur Andersen, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Caplin & Drysdale, and the U.S. Department of Treasury where he was the Associate International Tax Counsel. In that capacity, David represented the U.S. Government regarding tax issues with most countries in Asia, including successful tax treaty negotiations with Thailand and Indonesia.
David is Chairman of the Board for International Care Ministries which works with the poorest of the poor in the Philippines. David is also involved with the Lion King project, which assists street children in North Bali, Indonesia.
David earned a law degree from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Taxation from American University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisville. David was the national intercollegiate debate champion in the United States in 1982.
David and his wife, Deanna, have three adult children who attend Dartmouth, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. But all three children consider Hong Kong as their home. The Sutherland family has lived in Hong Kong since 1997.