A conversation with David Gonski

Alex Leyland

Leyland Private Asset Management

David Gonski AC is one of Australia’s pre-eminent leaders; widely respected throughout Australia’s business, philanthropic, educational, and cultural circles. In this wire, David has been generous in sharing in time and thoughts on a broad range of topics, with a focus on having a positive impact on life endeavours.

Ongoing education is particularly important in achieving this, allowing for critical thought rather than passive acceptance of the consensus view. The funding of schools was addressed through the Gonski Review, which David discusses herein.

Giving time and money to philanthropic endeavours is also important to David, who has been increasingly active in promoting charitable activities.

David also shares what he considers to be key attributes required for effective leadership and the importance of teamwork.

There are always risks and the future is unknowable. Leaders like David have navigated numerous cycles effectively and offer guidance for viewers to consider.


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Alex Leyland
Portfolio Manager
Leyland Private Asset Management

Managing share portfolios under our discretionary portfolio service; more commonly known as Individually Managed Accounts. Leyland Private Asset Management also offers stockbroking and corporate advisory services.


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