Damien Farrell

Group Managing Director

“We seek to create new solutions to an old problem. A substantial part of our mission concerns engaging men in the dialogue. We aim to create advocates and, where necessary, disrupt and change deeply ingrained biases. Whilst we are inspired as we see talented women making the mark as leaders across many domains, there is a long way to go. We hope you will join us in our efforts to create a more equitable and dynamic future.”‚Äč

Over the past twelve years Damien has been Group Managing Director of the Australian School of Applied Management, the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative and Women & Leadership Australia. Previously, Damien held various executive positions across organisations including Fairfax Media, BD Media, and Ocean Internet. Damien is passionate about leadership, both as a leader himself and as a champion for the development of other leaders. His focus on empowering all team members to thrive within a values-based environment carries through to ASAM’s best-of-breed leadership development programs.

Damien is also passionate about overcoming gender inequality in Australian workplaces. In 2003, he founded Women & Leadership Australia. His ongoing work within WLA reflects a deep commitment to supporting female leaders and assisting their organisations to increase opportunities for their advancement. Damien believes that through effective leadership, men and women can be equally supported to reach their potential and thrive in their workplace environment. Damien has supported numerous NFP’s as a board member and advisor including the 100% Project and Parkinsons Australia.