David Turner

Risk management expert and thought leader.


David Turner is one of Australasia’s leading risk management professionals with over 20 years of experience in the field. He’s worked with over 100 large to small entities and hundreds of leaders during his career, his passion is to assess and learn what makes leadership work and where it can be improved.

Previous experience

Advisory: David has advised on many initiatives and projects, and built businesses where he injected innovative methods to improve performance and results. A previous member of the Institute of Company Directors Australia, Vice President Liberal Party Hasluck Western Australia, and providing advice for the Salvation Army and various non-for-profit organisations.

Education: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, leadership and governance.

Clients: 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, the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG – Global), and Government such as – Defence, Police, Ministry of Justice, Liberal Party of WA, CHOGM 2011.

Speaking: David has spoken across 30 events including; conferences, workshops and guest appearances on TV including; Ch7, Ch9, Ch10, Australian radio stations and global webinars.

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


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