David Turner

The Art of Human Performance


Imagine having the ability to walk into any organisation, instantly assess and comprehend the environment, and identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, risks, and nuances of people’s behaviours and needs.
Now, envision being able to share this profound knowledge effortlessly, empowering others to unlock the full potential of their own organisations. This is precisely what David does.

David Turner is Australasia’s leading risk management and leadership professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. He’s been working with, advising to and overseeing varied risk, leadership, business and strategy initiatives and projects globally, including serving in a specialised unit within the Australian Army. All the above equates to talking with hundreds of organisations and thousands of people, and learning what really works and what needs work to truly reach your full potential.

David has advised on many initiatives and projects while building businesses where he injected innovative methods to improve performance and results using a human behavioural lens. David’s experience includes private and government sectors within Australia and New Zealand: BHPB, Multiplex, Deloitte, KPMG, Chubb Australasia, PwC, Jims Group, Woodside, Rio Tinto, The, Bethany Aged Care, Transdev Australasia, Qatar Petroleum, United Arab Emirates, the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG – Global), and Government such as – Defence, Federal Police, Ministry of Justice, Liberal Party of WA, CHOGM 2011, and many other organisations.

David completed his diplomas in management, risk management, occupational health and safety, and security management, and founded his own company before completing his master’s in business law with a focus on people, organisational psychology, leadership and governance.

David has spoken at over 100 events including conferences, workshops and guest appearances on TV including; Ch7, Ch9, Ch10, Australian radio stations and global webinars.

Qualifications and memberships include:
• Diplomas: Risk Management, Management, Security, Marketing, Health & Safety
• Master of Business Law, PhD student; (Risk – Directors Duties and Corporate Governance)
• CEO, and past Board Member Risk NZ
• Institute of Company Directors Australia
• Liberal Party of Western Australia (Ex Snr Vice President Hasluck Division)

Achieve organisational growth and success


“Become Unstoppable” Overcome adversity, challenge and thrive.


Talking Points
The Key Points to Leadership I have Learnt from Working with and Assessing over 100 Organisations
Mastering Client and Stakeholder Relationships
How to Lead Successfully by Getting the Right Basics Right
Project leadership and Quality Assurance: Understanding how Projects and Initiatives Fail and how to Identify the Signs and Symptoms to Provide Solutions
Why Risk Is Everywhere and Part Of Everything we do, and How To Manage Risk as Leaders
What Governance Boards Need to Know About the Teams and People they Govern
Bringing Everyone Together; Building and Maintaining Teams who Want to Perform
True Resilience in Tuff Times, and Overcoming You and Your Organisation’s Limitations and Fears
Successful Business means being Successful with People; Building and Improving Small to Larger Businesses
How to Plan for Real Success, and Creating End to End Capability
Why and How Leadership and Risk Management Create the Perfect Formula for Success