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David Smorgon

David Smorgon is a well-known, respected and successful businessman. David spent 25 years as a senior executive and Director of Smorgon Consolidated Industries which was one of Australia's largest family companies. In 1995, the company...

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David Smorgon's Biography

David Smorgon is a well-known, respected and successful businessman. David spent 25 years as a senior executive and Director of Smorgon Consolidated Industries which was one of Australia's largest family companies. In 1995, the company announced a staged divestment of all of the business interests and David then established his own investment company, Generation Investments Pty Ltd.


The insights and experiences David gained through working in the Smorgon family business led to him becoming the inaugural Chairman in 1997 of Family Business Australia, a position he held for five years.
Since October 1996, David has been President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club, one of 17 clubs in the Australian Football League. David’s commitment and dedication to his Club is widely acknowledged. David was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in June 2000 for services to the Western Bulldogs Football Club and to the community through health, education and social welfare organisations.
David has been a Governor of the Sony Foundation, since its inception in June 1999. Sony Foundation assists the youth of Australia and has distributed over 15 million.
In 2008, David accepted the role of Ambassador for Ochre – supporting Indigenous health through art for the Menzies School of Health Research – Australia’s leading research organization in indigenous health and tropical diseases.
David was recently inducted into the Brighton Grammar School Inaugural Hall of Fame for his contribution to business, philanthropy and sport. He speaks on his 4 rules for success, which are based on his personal experiences in business and community over the past 40 years.