National Director

Leading the initiative

Damien Farrell, BA, FAIM

National Director, NESLI
CEO, Australian School of Applied Management

Over the past ten years Damien has been Chief Executive Officer of the Australian School of Applied Management. Previously, Damien held various executive positions across organisations including Fairfax Media, BD Media, and Ocean Internet. Damien is passionate about leadership, both as a leader himself and as a champion for the development of other leaders. His focus on empowering all team members to thrive within a values-based environment carries through to ASAM’s best-of-breed leadership development programs. Damien is also passionate about overcoming gender inequality in Australian workplaces; In 2003, Damien founded Women & Leadership Australia. Damien sits on the boards of The 100% Project, Parkinson’s Victoria and is Vice President of the Woodend chapter of Lions International.

Damien’s role as National Director of NESLI reflects his commitment to supporting a generation of exceptional school leaders of world class standard. Damien passionately believes that through exceptional leadership, children will be better supported to reach their potential and thrive in the school environment.

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National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative, NESLI
Level 3, 607 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia


Phone: 1300 938 470

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