GLOSS Issue 19 DEC 2014-JAN 2015 - Page 10

This Month’s Gamecchangers DEC ‘14 JAN ‘15 LIEUTENANT GENERAL DAVID MORRISON, AO “The first step to reaching a solution is knowing that you have a problem.” Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, joined Army in 1979, after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian National University. He rose steadily through the ranks of the military, serving in Papua New Guinea in 1994, and was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1999 for his services as Brigade Major, Director of Preparedness and Mobilisation and as Commanding Officer. He was promoted to colonel in October 1999 and served as Colonel of Operations in East Timor. His services culminated in his promotion to Lientenant General in 2011 and concurrent appointment as Chief of Army. His standard three year tenure was extended to four, which ends in May 2015. LTGEN Morrison has been involved at a frontline level in the reforms of the Australian Defence Force after several high-level incidents involving the unacceptable treatment of women. He is known for his lack of tolerance for those who see themselves as above the law and for his active promotion of women on their merits in the ADF. LISA MESSENGER “I want to be for entrepreneurs globally what Martha Stewart is to living and Jamie Oliver is to food...” Lisa Messenger is the Owner and Creative Director of The Messenger Group and has worked globally in events, sponsorship, marketing, PR and publishing. In 2004 she authored and produced a beautiful photographic book, Happiness Is…, which supported Kids Help Line. To avoid the constraints imposed by traditional publishers, she self-published the book and as a result developed a custom funding and distribution model that is unique in Australia. In March 2013 she commenced publication of a new print and online magazine, the Renegade Collective, which is now sold in 37 countries, and this year published her new book, Daring and Disruptive, which is hugely succesful both here and overseas. Her new book will be published early in 2015.