Don Smith

Executive Advisor

Don Smith is a respected leader and strategic advisor who possesses extensive experience working at the strategic, organisational and international levels. This was gained during a 40-year career in service with the Australian Army, Department of Defence, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Australian Border Force, with over a decade working at the SES level.


Don has experience developing and implementing cultural and organisational change programs. He has played leading roles in the conduct of sensitive reviews and assessments dealing with national, organisational or functional issues.


As a successful leader of high performing teams Don has strived to develop leadership in others. To support this, he has undertaken numerous executive leadership courses and is a qualified executive coach (Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership). He has also contributed to a number of community and agency leadership development programs, including serving as a visiting fellow at the Australian Institute of Police Management.