David Gillian

Managing Partner, European Office

London, UK

David Gillian leads and manages McChrystal Group's European Office, providing services to the UK, European and global markets across the full suite of McChrystal offerings.

  • M.A. Deakin University
  • B.A. University of New South Wales
  • Graduate Certificate Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Graduate Diploma Australian Army Command and Staff College
  • Royal Military College of Australia - Officers Commission in the Australian Army

Meet David

What did you do before joining McChrystal Group?

Prior to joining McChrystal Group, I was a senior officer in the Australian Army, serving for 32 years and retiring at the rank of Brigadier and as the Australian Army’s most senior intelligence professional. I served as the Deputy Chief of Intelligence in Afghanistan, during the command of General Stan McChrystal. Following that assignment, I served at the Pentagon as the Personal Liaison Officer for the Chief of the Australian Defence Force to the Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff. A decorated combat veteran, I led troops in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea.

Why did you join McChrystal Group?

I joined McChrystal Group to be part of an outstanding team dedicated to developing and driving new approaches to organisational performance and leadership.

What has been your proudest moment at McChrystal Group?

Building and sustaining a new international footprint for McChrystal Group.

What has been your most interesting travel spot with a McChrystal Client?

Three miles underground in a Nevada gold mine.

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