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David Egan (Chris)
Rotary Club of Adelaide
 
Mobile     0422 817 868
Email:      dcegan@esc.net.au
 
David Egan was brought up in a family of nine children in country South Australia and he commenced his first job in 1966 at the National Australia Bank (NAB). In 1985, he became a Rotarian when he was made the manager of a suburban branch of the bank. Ten years on in 1995, he was appointed as head of NABs human resources function for South Australia and the Northern Territory, which is a role he held for six years during a time of significant change in the banking industry.
 
Throughout his career, David has had a passion for people issues and he fulfilled this by combining his experience and qualifications in finance with further qualifications in change management, strategic planning and leadership. 
 
His career at NAB spanned 35 years, during which time he worked in both personal and business banking as well as administrative roles in both country South Australia and Adelaide and also on occasions in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. In 2002, he joined the Australian Red Cross Blood Service where he researched people management and culture for a national strategic HR plan. He also worked at The Salvation Army in Adelaide in business and personal major gift fundraising for eight years and after retiring in 2012 he now occasionally consults in career transition for Right Management (part of the Manpower Group).
 
David has served in three Rotary clubs since 1985 (Largs Bay, Regency Park and Adelaide) and he has been President at the latter two. He says a highlight of his Rotary experience was in 1989 and 1994 when he used his interest in people, change and leadership to assist the Rotary Club of Regency Park to stage two very successful symposiums with national speakers, during which time he served on the District’s Vocational Service Committee.
 
In the year 2000 after an absence of 5 years from Rotary, David joined the Rotary Club of Adelaide where he championed youth issues. In 2004, he was the District’s inaugural Coordinator of Youth and at this time he assisted Districts’ 9500 and 9520 in an exercise of strategic scenario planning aimed at Rotary adapting itself to a rapidly changing world.
 
In 2013 as Club Historian David collated and presented the Rotary Club of Adelaide’s rich history as Australia’s fourth oldest and second biggest Rotary club with a focus on the Club’s contribution to the expansion of Rotary in South Australia over a period of 90 years; in 2015, he became the Club’s 93rd President.
 
Married to Chris for 28 years, a registered nurse and youth counsellor, and with four children and two grandchildren, David is now semi-retired. In retirement, he enjoys his active involvement with Rotary and being a volunteer tour guide at the historic Adelaide Oval where he passionately follows Australian football and cricket; when not at the Oval he also enjoys tending his leafy garden.