David Bryant

Group General Manager People, Culture and Communication, St Vincents Health Australia

David is a Senior Executive with over 30 years’ experience in two ASX top 50 companies as well as Government and Non for Profit Organisations. He understands the connection between business strategy and driving culture change in large complex geographically spread organisations. Coupled with eight years in executive search, he has deep expertise in senior executive remuneration, attraction and retention.

David is currently the Group General Manager People & Culture at St Vincent’s Health Australia, an organisation with a $2.5Bn turnover and over 24,000 people, delivering hospital and aged care services. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the human resources functions across the Group.

David is also actively involved in the not for profit world as a Chair and Board member in Childcare, ending hunger in the third world and homelessness. For many years he was an adjunct  lecturer at the University of NSW in their Executive MBA Program.

PANEL DISCUSSION #1, Tuesday 3 September

Leadership Development in organisation: How are organisations meeting the demands of the business through developing leaders?

Is the buzzword of transformation really relevant? How is business impact measured? Where does innovation and agility meet basic leadership fundamentals? What are the differences between a state only organisation and a national focused organisation?