David Murray AO
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Testimonials for David Murray AO
The Q&A session was really good would have been nice to have it longer. David Murray is exceptional.
Very insightful information, thanks David.
Very good session, thanks.
Excellent presentation and excellent speaker.
Fantastic presentation - interesting and David is extremely knowledgeable and engaging.
So much knowledge! I could listen to David all day, he has such an easy way of explaining things.
Excellent content and sharing particularly on the human and culture aspect. Very insightful.
Valuable insight into culture and gave a thought to internal auditors to consider reviewing culture aspects in their work.
Great, no nonsense, razor sharp description of realities that identifies the elephant in the room. Fully agree with definition of culture in an organisation! It would be great to have a Chairman of the Board or a CEO like David! Thank you, David for this insightful presentation!
Some fantastic insights.
What an articulate speaker you are David. Able to state things in a clear concise manner. No waffle. I learnt a lot. Many thanks. Insightful and relevant
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David Murray AO's Biography
In David Murray’s 13 years as Chief Executive, The Commonwealth Bank transformed from a partly privatized government owned bank to an integrated financial services company. In the process it generated total shareholder returns (including gross dividend reinvestment) at a compound annual growth rate of over 24 per cent.
In November 2005 the Australian Government announced that David would be Chairman of the Australian Future Fund. The Fund's objective is to invest budget surpluses to meet the long-term pension liabilities of government employees and take the pressure off the budget from aging of the population. His statutory term ended in April 2012.
David is a Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse, based in Sydney. He is a member of the Oliver Wyman Senior Advisory Board. He is also a Consultant to Olbia Pty Ltd.
He holds a Bachelor of Business from the NSW Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University. Additionally, David has been awarded honorary doctorates by both the University of Technology Sydney and the Macquarie University. David has held a number of public sector advisory roles in Australia and was the inaugural Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds.
In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian Society in banking and corporate governance and in 2007 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for his service to the finance sector both domestically and globally and service to the community.
David is passionate about Australia’s place in the World and the economic environment that makes Australia special. His leadership of the Commonwealth Bank gives him a unique perspective on both strategic and operational leadership, change management, winning cultures and the balancing of shareholders expectations with the need for fiscal responsibility. He is recognized for his meaningful analysis and insights into macroeconomics and their impact on the Australian business community and other sectors that make up the tapestry of Australia’s commercial environment.
In early 2014 the Prime Minister of Australia appointed David to Chair the Inquiry into Australia’s Financial Systems. The report was handed down in November 2014.
David is an engaging speaker who is highly sought after in Australia and abroad.
Speaking Topics Include
Business evolution – The governance of change
In today’s dynamic business environment, organisations need to embrace adaptability, resilience and good governance to meet both challenges and opportunities of the disrupted environment.
Themes within the topic included:
- Addressing reality – making difficult decisions in a disrupted environment;
- Strategies to embed the right culture to effect positive change;
- Applying effective risk management and governance to support business culture; and,
- Lessons learned from the front line in leading business through disruption / change