David Mortimer AO


David Mortimer has over 40 years of corporate finance and commercial experience. He was a senior executive of TNT Limited Group from 1973, serving as Finance Director and then as Chief Executive Officer until his resignation in October 1997. He is currently Chairman of Australia Post, Crescent Capital Partners and Leighton Holdings.

Mr Mortimer is a member of the Defence Strategic Reform Advisory Board and was Chairman of Defence Procurement Advisory Board from 2004 to 2008.

Mr Mortimer has been a professional director and investor. He has chaired several publicly listed companies in addition to his current directorships. He has also served on boards and not-for-profit organisations.

In 2008, Mr Mortimer was appointed by the Federal Government to conduct two reviews: the review of Export Policies and Programs, Winning in World Markets, and the Defence Procurement and Sustainment Review,Going to the Next level. Both reviews were released at the end of September 2008. Mr Mortimer also completed a review into Business Programmes for the Federal Government in 1998,Going for Growth.

Mr Mortimer was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005.