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Term of appointment: until 31 December 2014
David Morgan retired as president of the Ford Motor Company of Australia in June 1999 having been appointed to that position in November 1995.
During his 40-year career with Ford, he held numerous positions in the Australian sales and marketing operations, as well as in Ford Asia Pacific, located both in Melbourne and in Taiwan.
In 1996, David was elected president of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries and became directly involved with the federal government in the development of the 'Car Plan'.
David has a close affiliation with the City of Greater Geelong and the Geelong region. He is a former Chairman of the Geelong Economic Development Board, and a former Chairman of the G21- Geelong Region Alliance Ltd.
He was a deputy chancellor of Deakin University from 2000 until 2003, was Chairperson of the University's Finance and Business Affairs Committee from 2000 until 2005 and has been Chairperson of the DeakinPrime Board since 2002.
David is a former member of the Board of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and is Chairman of the Austrade Audit and Risk Committee. He is a former member of the Board of the Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing and is Chairman of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council funded by the state governments and the Insurance Council of Australia, which is working towards the reduction of vehicle theft throughout Australia.