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The Art of Human Performance

It's about Mastering the art of Questioning and Challenging the Status Quo

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)

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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

A great presentation David, we did not know how risk management touches every area of what we all do thank you! Chartered Accountants Conference NZ

David is well known for his leadership, expertise and humility, a great combination in any organizational consultant or keynote speaker. If you are fortunate enough to engage with David you'll soon recognise a strategic solution thinking innovator and a highly trusted and intuitive advisor If you are looking or depth of expertise particularly in the field of complex risk management and human behavior, then I'd strongly recommend David as your front runner for any engagement.

Australian Performance Expert

David is a thorough professional with a presentation series detailing knowledge of risk related issues pertaining to Western Australia. He has wide industry experience and is able to provide clients with sound analysis and advice.

Murdoch University

The risk management training under David Turner provided extensive workshops on Environmental Design to over 50 City of Mandurah employees. The successful workshops have given the City many trained eyes on the street by training critical frontline employees to help identify, rectify and prevent crime in the Mandurah area.

City of Mandurah

A great session about human behaviour and risk thank you!

Rio Tinto

We enjoyed your enlightening talk very much thank you!



Vice President Gartner Events

A great session about human behaviour and risk thank you!

Education Department Western Australia

Great job David, really enjoyed the very enlightening talk

Sword Active Risk Conference Australia

An enjoyable, funny, and fantastic learning experience thank you David

Melbourne City Council

A great session about human behaviour and risk thank you!

Education Department Western Australia
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