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David Irvine AO

“Companies can thrive if they pay attention to their surrounding circumstance”

David Irvine is known as being on top of global trends affecting societies, businesses and individual citizens. As recently retired Director General of Australia Security Intelligence Organisation, David has also acted as head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service.

Delivering his perspective on leadership, business and security, David explores the topic of business in an open and honest manner. He discusses the topics of cyber security and resilience using a professional approach.

Having served as the head both of Australia’s foreign intelligence collection agency and its domestic security agency, David holds unique experience and knowledge. 

As a leader, David has managed complex government organizations covering a wide range of disciplines and skill sets. He has worked extensively with businesses on cyber security issues, as well as uncovered the relationship between national security and civil liberties.

His education includes a Bachelors Degree in Arts, an honorary Doctorate of Letters and an honorary Doctorate of Science. Currently, David is a Visiting Fellow of the National Security College within the Australian National University.

In 2005, David was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to the promotion of Australia’s international relations.

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