Meet the team that’s driving DataBench

David Christmas

Managing Partner and Founder, MAICD

David founded DataBench in 2018. He developed the company’s original vision and strategy and is actively involved in managing day to day operations. He prioritises the needs of the client and is driven by the “voice of the customer”, which ultimately shapes the way operations and services are delivered at DataBench.


David holds a Microsoft Certified Network Engineer (MCSE) certification and Post Graduate Qualifications in Business and Technology from the University of NSW. With over 23 years of software experience, he has delivered programs of work across the globe including, North America, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Qatar, Dubai, India and the Middle East.

Ben Cameron

Non-Executive Director and Co-Founder.

Ben is a Co-Founder of DataBench and is a well-respected and connected industry expert. He has over 25 years of experience driving business growth in the general Queensland business market. Ben has worked with a range of clients including successful businesses and family groups, corporate organisations, property companies, finance sectors, manufacturers, and professional services.


He currently acts as the Managing Partner at Bentleys Queensland. He has worked closely with the corporate sector which includes guiding clients undergoing IPO, business reviews and asset realisation assignments.

Dr Gordon Hughes AM

Advisory Board

Dr Gordon Hughes AM is a principal lawyer in the Litigation and Commercialisation practice of Davies Collison Cave Law, based in Melbourne. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, he was a partner at Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson). He is an acknowledged expert in the area of intellectual property commercialisation, information technology law, eCommerce, and data protection.


Dr Hughes has authored, co-authored and/or edited nine legal texts, including ‘Data Protection in Australia’, ‘Computer Contracts: Principles and Precedents’, and ‘Trade Secrets and Privacy.’ He has received numerous awards in recognition of his achievements, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Law Awards in 2004 and various honorary life memberships of Australian and international professional associations. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2011.


In 2017, Dr Hughes was awarded an Order of Australia “for significant service to the law, to professional organisations and to international affairs and legal practice in the Asia-Pacific region”.


Gordons qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • Master of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • PhD, Monash University
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Law (FAAL)