Murdoch University

Leadership Journeys: Learning the Hard Way. Speaker: David Flanagan

Murdoch University (Executive Education Centre)

Event outline

For success in today’s complex world, new ways of thinking are needed. Leaders and manager require vision, courage, outstanding communication skills and resilience to succeed.

Murdoch University’s School of Business and Governance is launching a new series in which leaders from business, not-for-profits and the public sector will share stories. Join us to hear about these leadership journeys and how lessons from the past can help create an amazing future.

You are invited to join us at the inaugural Leadership Journeys seminar features Atlas Iron Founder and Murdoch University Chancellor, David Flanagan, who will present: Learning the Hard Way.

David will speak about the lessons learned in starting and growing a company, then leaving, then coming back, and then leaving again. He will cover the decision to start a business, building a team, strategy, culture, disruption, leadership, governance and business judgement.

About the speaker

David Flanagan Chancellor of Murdoch University
Mr Flanagan is a geologist with more than 25 years’ experience in the multi commodity mining and mineral exploration industry in Australia, Indonesia and West Africa. David was the founding Managing Director of Atlas Iron Limited in 2004, growing the company from a $9 million exploration business to an ASX top 200 listed iron ore exporter. Today, Atlas has three operating mines, exporting at a rate of 12Mtpa, supports numerous community organisations and employs in excess of 500 people. Mr Flanagan is Chancellor of Murdoch University. He was named the Western Australian of the Year and Western Australian Business Leader of the Year in 2014.

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Murdoch University is internationally recognised as a research-led institution with a flexible approach to learning. Our students work to tackle the most critical global challenges and our graduates are sought after by business and industry.