Lieutenant General David Morrison AO
Best known for his strong public stance on gender equality and leading cultural change in large organisations.
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Lieutenant General David Morrison AO's Biography
General Morrison held this appointment for the last four years of his service. His loyalty to his profession and outstanding performance was recognised by being made an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2010.
Effective leadership requires many and varied talents and General Morrison has all the tools. He is a noted public speaker and often addresses austere organisations such as the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the Lowy Institute and the Sydney Institute. David has spoken to many leading corporate groups and boards. Recently he has spoken to the Deloitte Partners Annual meeting, the Aurizon senior leadership group, Goldman Sachs, the Australian annual Judicial Conference, the NSW Bar Association, the Property Group of Australia and the Harvard Business Association.
In his tenure at the top of Australia’s Army, David has faced many leadership challenges but he is probably best known for his strong public stance on gender equality and leading cultural change in large organisations. His three minute address, via video, to his workforce in the wake of a particular instance of poor behaviour by a group of officers and senior soldiers, was posted on YouTube and has had over 1.5 million views. He has spoken about diversity and culture to the United Nations International Women’s Day Conference in New York, and was a closing speaker, with Angelina Jolie, William Hague and John Kerry at the Global Summit to Prevent Sexual Violence in Military Conflict in London in 2014.
But cultural change and gender equality are just two strings to the General’s leadership experience. He has led a dynamic, energetic work force of over 30,000 men and women. He has had to address business resilience issues and handled the immediacy of decision making required during periods of crisis management. He has commanded and controlled a force that suffers from the tyranny of distance and separation, and he has successfully juggled the interests of a multitude of stakeholders, many with vastly different ideologies. Vision too is a strong leadership tool and General Morrison has led change to meet the institutional and operational needs of his organisation many years into the future. Good leadership drives change to stay at the top of any business.
The Australian Financial Review named David Morrison as one of Australia’s leading influences on culture in 2014 and Boss Magazine included him in its top dozen leaders in Australia in the same year.
General Morrison has the knowledge and experience to ask questions of individuals, SME’s and large multi national companies…are we the best we can be? He also has many of the answers!