David Kingston

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David R Kingston (born in London, England) is a Sydney merchant banker. He is chairman of Brisbane tourism group Club Crocodile,[1] owns the Palace Group of hotels, including The Roxy Hotel, The Elk Hotel and Beachcomber Hotel.[2]

Kingston was formerly a Non-Executive Managing Director of N M Rothschild & Sons Australia, he is a director of Southern Cross Broadcasting, and a former independent director of Coopers Brewery.[3]

According to the Crikey website in 2006, Kingston was estimated by colleagues to be worth about $150 million.[4]


  1. ^ McCullogh, James: River Queens in rough water, The Courier-Mail, 20 June 2007.
  2. ^ McClymont, Kate: A bar too far, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 2002.
  3. ^ Leyden, Fleur: Southern Cross hires its own, Herald Sun, 20 February 2007.
  4. ^ Mayne, Stephen: The CRW (Crikey Revised Wealth) Rich List, Crikey, 25 May 2006.