David Turner

Seminar and Keynote Speaker, Thought Leadership, One on One, Specialised Retreats

David’s experience comes from specialised military operations to working with hundreds of leaders and managers in both small and large public and private sectors internationally, and learning and understanding human behaviour in pressurised and demanding business environments. David’s life influencers and mentors have included; Sir Edmund Hillary, General Gosgrove, Graeme Dingle, and varied business, political and industry leaders.

From his first role leading a school crossing guard team at the age of 8, David has kept a passion and keen interest of what makes leadership work and how it can always be improved. He became a chef when he left school and went on to driving commercial tractors in England, working on a Kibbutz and building bomb shelters in Israel, and a team member and leader within an Australian Army reconnaissance team which deployed to war torn East Timor in 1999. He later led business teams in Australia and New Zealand across many different industries, cultures and political parties. Then David built his own company where he practised and trialled varied leadership methods and styles to further assess and learn what makes leadership work. 

David’s experience includes advising and working with 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.
David has spoken across 30 events including; conferences, workshops and guest appearances on radio, Ch7, Ch9, Ch10, and Australian radio stations, as well as guest speaking on global webinars.

Qualifications and memberships;

  • Masters of Business Law – (People and Governance focus)

  • Diplomas; Risk Management, Management, Security, Marketing, Health & Safety

  • Organisational Psychology research (within all studies)

  • Board Member Risk NZ (Vice Chair)

  • Saxton Speakers Australia

  • GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group - global consultants)

  • Institute of Company Directors Australia (past membership)

  • Liberal Party of Western Australia
    (Ex Vice President Hasluck Division)

David is well known for his leadership and expertise, a great combination in any organisational consultant and keynote speaker. 

‘Great job David, really enjoyed the very enlightening talk its extremely relevant to our business and what we need to move forward
-Sword Active Risk Conference Australia

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

"Thank you for making risk management simple!" 

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

“We enjoyed your enlightening talk very much thank you!" 
-Melbourne City Council

An enjoyable, funny, and fantastic learning experience thank you David
-Education Department Western Australia

A great session about human behaviour and risk thank you!
-Rio Tinto 

‘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

–Vice President Gartner Events