Keynote speaker

Major General Stephen Day

Coordinator-General for Drought
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

General Day was born into a military family in Sydney in 1960. His father and both grandfathers served with the Australian Army.

He has served in the Army for 40 years and seen operational service in Africa, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has a reputation as a distinguished and compassionate leader and has been formally recognised for his leadership by the Australian, French and United States governments.

He left the full-time Army in 2015 as a Major General to work in the business world. Which he did for three years, principally with PricewaterhouseCooper. In 2018 he was asked to return to duty and was appointed the Coordinator-General for Drought working for the Prime Minister.

He is a mentor to the Australian men’s cricket team, the CEO and several executives of Rio Tinto, and Army Combat Brigade commanders. He is drafting the new ADF leadership doctrine.