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ABOUT

Federal Political Candidate: David James Connolly



A highly accomplished international executive, with a wealth of experience in leading and growing companies to achieve ongoing success. Proven track record in managing change, driving growth and shareholder returns, winning large scale projects and leading high performing teams. A high energy, focused, innovative, and strategic leader, passionate about delivering results.

David is a technology Trade Delegate to China (康诺利). WeChat ID: DaveConnolly

David holds a Masters of Business Administration specialized in Entrepreneurial Management.

David is a 5th generation Australian.

 

"For the next 10 years we need to execute on Trade, Climate and Deregulation."

David James Connolly

 

KOOYONG

History and Background

Current

PRINCIPLE EXECUTIVE ASIA PACIFIC


First employee Asia Pacific

Andela is the premier talent marketplace to connect companies to vetted, remote ready IT engineering technologists from around the world. Brilliance is evenly distributed, opportunities are not.

Backed by Softbank, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Google Ventures, Generation Investment Management, Whale Rock Cap Mgt and Spark Capital.

Africa - Middle East - APAC - Europe - Latin America - North America

April 2021

MASTERS EDUCATION


While in lock-down in Kooyong David completed a Masters of Business Administration focused on Entrepreneurial Management through the Australian Institute of Business.  Study inclusive of: Entrepreneurship, Franchising, Digital Business Startup, Project, International Business, Strategic Management, Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Leadership, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Strategic Human Resource Management.

For the Masters Project David delivered: Environmental impact of denim Trucker Jacket's spanning cotton farming, industry 4.0 and global sales and distribution as it relates to water.

Subsequent to the Masters Project David has developed the worlds most sustainable 100% cotton denim Trucker Jacket, in partnership with Cotton Incorporated, under brand GREEN TAB™.

International Sales and Distribution: https://www.TruckerJacket.com

Project outputs: https://www.GreenTab.clothing

David currently train's in Cross-Fit at Cross-Fit Hawthorn East.

December 2005

TERTIARY EDUCATION


David completed tertiary education at Swinburne University Hawthorn, obtaining a full scholarship to study a Bachelor of Information Technology.  David completed final year Industry Based Learning with the National Australia Bank, obtaining 99.35% (154/155 marked criteria) achievement against set performance measures.

David was selected by the students to hold the roles of President of the Bachelor of Information Technology Society and student representative on the Curriculum Steering Committee - the latter being the formalised steering committee inclusive of course sponsors and academia.  David obtained Dean awards for highest result in subjects Organizational Behavior and Information Systems Project.

David was Vice-Captain of Swinburne Rugby 7's.

December 2001

SECONDARY EDUCATION


David completed secondary education at Camberwell Boys Grammar School, obtaining the highest final year combined result for Mathematics.  David was selected as a Prefect by the students and held the Regimental Sergeant Major rank as top soldier of the school Army Cadet Corps.

David won first place in school athletics 400m, 1500m and Cross Country, additionally representing the school in Triathlon, Marathon Kayaking, Water-polo, Athletics and Football.  David was awarded the Bland family Shield for Leadership and service to Army Cadets.

 

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