David Pich – CEO – Institute of Managers & Leaders

headshotDavid Pich, CEO Institute of Managers & Leaders, talks: Leadership and management essentials, his love of learning and never knowing what’s around the corner.

David Pich is CEO of the Australian Institute of Management, an iconic brand which is the peak body for representing the interests of managers and leaders. David’s expertise is in the non-profit sector in a variety of leadership, senior executive, fundraising, marketing, media communications and corporate partnership roles. His experience spans the philanthropic charity sector, and the Membership-based non-profit sector.

Born in Manchester, David is the middle child of three siblings and his parents remain in the house he was born into. He attended the local comprehensive school before excelling in his senior education and earning himself a place at the University of Cambridge, the very first person from his school to do so. David studied social and political science and later specialised in psychology at the University of Western Sydney. David was always called to work with people and while he initially intended to be a social worker, fate had other plans. At the completion of his bachelor degree he was recruited by Cadbury Schweppes where he began his career working on the Liquorice Allsorts production line.

David was inevitable recruited by Hewlett Packard which eventually had him relocate to Australia. He refers to his role with HP as a “transformative job,” one which taught him the value of organisation culture. In recent years, he has held roles with CanTeen Australia and St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation.

David lives in Brisbane with his wife and two young daughters.



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Cambridge University

Western Sydney University

CanTeen Australia


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