"Life balance, a sense of
priorities as to what is important both personally and
professionally, and a strong sense of self-awareness, are the
keys to success for any executive."
The success David Garrard has found in his own
career in equity capital markets is predicated on the very
traits that make a good coach – strong people skills and the
ability to listen. These traits have seen him in various roles
with JP Morgan both here and overseas for over 24 years of
his working life.
David brings to the coaching relationship a deep
knowledge of organizational dynamics and how they play out over
time – through periods of significant change. “The coach’s role
is to be a good listener,” he says, “and to provide feedback to
help the client find the right answers.”
His career demonstrates his keen ability to
adapt, grow, innovate and prosper in that one organization.
David was Managing Director, Head of Corporate Broking, JP
Morgan (Sydney), where he worked on a broad range of advisory
work including equity advice on capital raisings, mergers and
acquisitions and market feedback to public-listed companies.
As Head of Australian Equities and Derivatives,
he improved departmental performance, established financial
controls and introduced new business initiatives, achieving
market share gains.
While Head of Sales at JP Morgan (London) in the
early 1990s, he established the Edinburgh Conference, recognized
by the Australian Investor Relations Association as the premier
overseas investor forum for Australian companies.
David was Chairman of Flemings Global Mining
Group, building a highly professional and effective team from
the businesses of Ord Minnett, Flemings and Fleming Martin, and
is a member of JP Morgan Australia’s Advisory Council.
He is married to Sheila and has three children
and enjoys tennis, golf, skiing, surfing, music, reading and