After 12 years working together in politics and business, David Gazard and Jonathan Epstein have decided to end ECG Advisory Solutions Pty Ltd (ECG) and pursue new career paths from 1 August 2019.
Gazard will set up a new political advisory and government relations business – DPG Advisory Solutions – while Epstein will pursue a new venture in the finance sector with Capital Bridging Finance, a boutique lending and funds management business.
We have had a great ride – first working together for a Federal Treasurer in Peter Costello, a former colleague for four years – and then building ECG into one of Australia’s leading government relations, strategic advisory and campaign firms over the last eight years.
We always agreed that when it was time to pursue different interests we would do just that. Importantly, we part as friends and wish each other the best in their new endeavours.
Epstein goes back into the finance sector and will build on his experience with the federal and state governments, the Future Fund and advising some of Australia’s blue chip and offshore companies over the last decade. He said: “There’s never a good time to leave a thriving business, but it’s better to leave a thriving business on a high than one that is not performing. Gaz will stay with his love of politics, campaigning and the provision of strategic advice and will continue to build on the foundation ECG established across the government advisory sector.”
Gazard will continue to offer the same advice under the guise of DPG Advisory Solutions.
“DPG is unbelievably well placed to provide the best possible advice to our clients and to take that forward into the future,” Gazard said. “I’m keen to build on what we’ve created through ECG and carry that forward into the future.”