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Community-minded Curtin alumnus and Constable Care CEO recognised

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A Curtin University alumnus whose remarkable career as an executive in the Australian non-profit sector led to his current role as CEO of the Constable Care Foundation, has been recognised among global business leaders as an industry innovator and inspiration for future leaders.

David Gribble, who received his Bachelor of Applied Science 2001 and a Master of Business Administration in 2006 from Curtin University and is Deputy Chair of the MBA and Executive Education Advisory Panel in Curtin’s Faculty of Business and Law, was named in the 2021 Class of Influential Leaders by AACSB International.

Mr Gribble’s impressive executive career covers health, disability, aging, community services, and arts organisations, including roles with VisAbility, Alzheimer’s WA, and CBM International.

In his decade as CEO of the Constable Care Foundation, Mr Gribble has driven a major restructure, focussed on innovation and sustainable growth, and aimed at delivering innovative and impactful community safety programs to children, teenagers, and families across WA.

Tens of thousands of young people have benefitted from the foundation’s innovative programs, including augmented reality safety education app Arility, which received the Community Programs Award from the Australian Road Safety Foundation in 2019.

Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel de Bussy congratulated Mr Gribble on being recognised, not only as a successful career executive but as a role model for future business leaders through his service on the boards of numerous community-focused non-profit organisations.

“Mr Gribble completed the Curtin Ignition Program in 2018 and is now a mentor and facilitator for this intensive week-long training program for aspiring entrepreneurs, academics, and corporate innovators,” Professor de Bussy said.

“He also mentors emerging leaders in Curtin’s Next Step Mentoring program where he advises undergraduate and postgraduate students aspiring to start or advance their career in the non-profit sector.”

Mr Gribble said he was deeply honoured to receive recognition from AACSB as an inspirational business leader.

“I am thankful that I have been able to pursue a career in the non-profit sector, where I have felt empowered to create change as part of some wonderful organisations that benefit many inspiring people,” Mr Gribble said.

“Studying at Curtin enabled me to gain leadership roles where I could have a positive impact on both individual lives and the wider community and for this I will always be very grateful.

“Ethical decision-making, integrity and creating change for the better are my guiding personal values, and a Curtin education and my non-profit career path have allowed me to apply these on a daily basis, which has been immensely rewarding.”

AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is a global non-profit association that connects educators, students and businesses with the aim of creating the next generation of great leaders.

Further information on AACSB’s Influential Leaders Challenge and the 2021 Class of Influential Leaders can be found online here.

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