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Fran Morris

Fran Morris

Author and Managing Director
Director Education

Mobile: (+61) 407 006 415
Email: info@directoreducation.com.au

BA (UNSW), Dip Ed (STC), MBA (UTS),
Certificate IV Workplace Training & Assesment

Background and Credentials

Fran Morris specialises in developing professional programs at the applied postgraduate level for professional institutes and companies.


Her corporate career started with the Property Council Australia, working with industry practitioners to develop the first sector accreditation courses. She then moved to the Australian Institute of Company Directors, responsible for the revision and relaunch of the Company Directors Course, before developing governance programs in Thailand, China, the Philippines and Vietnam on behalf of the World Bank and AusAID. She also facilitated public and in-company programs for commercial education providers in Singapore and Malaysia. She has authored a number of sector accreditation programs.


Corporate roles have included establishing the Lend Lease Academy to offer ‘by Lend Lease, for Lend lease’ initiatives and leadership development programs with Belvoir theatre. Her own professional development involves writing training, such as Screen Writing and Writing for Television. In her spare time, Fran volunteers at St Luke’s Op Shop (Enmore), and previously at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and recently at Taronga Zoo, assisting with the development of its leadership program.


Curriculum Consultancies

  • SP Jain School of Global Management (2014)
  • The Australasian Institute of Investor Relations Diploma (2011-2012)
  • Property Council Academy: Industry Diploma suite (2010-2012); Projects 2014
  • Australian Institute of Management/Infrastructure Australia: Thinking Strategically About Infrastructure (2010)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors: Company Directors Course and range of short programs for specific sectors; publications (1992-2007)
  • Internal Auditors Australia: Benchmarking the international accreditation program (2006)
  • Occupational Therapists Australia
    Reviewing the accreditation program (2005-2006)



  • A Checklist for Directors of Government Boards (AICD 1994) author, editor
  • 50 Questions to Ask Before Signing the Annual Accounts (AICD 1994) editor
  • The Not for Profit Director (AICD 1999) author, editor
  • The New Director (AICD 1998) concept, editor
  • Plunkett’s Progress: Conversation with a Chairman (AICD 1999) concept, editor
  • A Guide to Directors and Officers Liability Insurance (AICD 2000) editor
  • Talking About Constitutions: Questions to Ask When Drafting or Reviewing a Constitution (Membership and Community Organisations (2005) author
  • A Self-Guided Tour of Camperdown Cemetery 2000 author (National Trust Award)
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