MBA Director, University of Adelaide
Damian has had more than 15 years senior executive experience, working for major Australian publicly listed companies, mainly in the aviation and mineral processing industries, with short stints in the banking and oil industries early in his career.
Positions he has held include senior executive management, including CEO, and board positions in subsidiary companies, requiring extensive travel throughout Australia, Europe, North America and Asia. His roles have seen him based in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Since leaving the corporate environment in late 1998, Damian successfully pursued a number of entrepreneurial opportunities in the aquaculture, software and property industries, both as a shareholder and Executive Director.
In January 2009, Damian was appointed COO of the Royal Institution of Australia Inc. and effectively established the organisation from the ‘ground up’, taking it from 2 to 22 employees and fully implementing its vision.