David Irvine AO

  • Media release
01 April 2022

I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of David Irvine AO.

David served our country in several important roles, including Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service and Director-General of Security.

Most recently David served our country as Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Board.

His appointments reflect his exceptional intelligence, leadership skills and deep commitment to serving his country. He was an outstanding public servant and diplomat.

I deeply appreciated the sound advice he provided, and insights he shared with me in carrying out my ministerial roles. His death is a great loss to our country.

I extend my sympathies to his family.

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