David Miles served as a member of the ANU Council from 2006 to 2016. He is a practising lawyer, company director and executive coach. David is a former president of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia. From 1991 to 1997, he was chief executive and national managing partner of national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He is a former chair of the Industry Research & Development Board and of Innovation Australia, and a former member of the Prime Minister's Science Engineering & Innovation Council. He is chair of Uniseed Management Pty Limited and also chair of Legal Super Pty Ltd, and chair of the Australian Motor Sports Appeal Court, and was a director of ASC Pty Ltd, from 2010 to 2014. In 2014 he was appointed to lead the review of the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres Programme and delivered a report to the Minister for Industry and Science in March 2015.