Dr. David Cooke

Chair and Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia

David Cooke first entered the IT industry in 1980 when he joined Rank Xerox and later worked in various management roles at Canon before joining Konica Minolta in 2005. David was appointed as the first non-Japanese Managing Director of Konica Minolta in Australia in 2013. He has served on the NSW committee of the Australian Information Industry Association and has been a national judge for the IT industry’s iAwards in the sustainability and community categories for the last five years.

He is also a non-executive director of an Australian based anti-human trafficking organisation. He received an MBA from the AGSM at the UNSW in 2000 and went on to complete a doctorate at Southern Cross University in 2008. In 2014 he was awarded the Top Alumnus of the last 20 years by the SCU Business School. David’s thesis was titled The Philanthropic Contract: Building Social Capital though Corporate Social Investment, and entailed research into the positive value for profit-making companies who form long term sustainable partnerships with the not-for-profit sector.

His work was awarded the Globally Responsible Leadership award for Social Impact in 2011. David is actively engaged in working with the community through a range of not-for-profit partnerships and has sought to establish a work environment that fosters equity, diversity and inclusiveness. A recent initiative within the company has been to instigate an ethical sourcing program to audit Konica Minolta’s supply chain to ensure it is free of human rights abuses.

David is speaking at Conscious Change 2016 on June 7, 2016, at the ivy Ballroom, Level 1, The Ivy, 320 George Street, Sydney.