Shann Turnbull

International Institute for Self-governane

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Shann has worked as a business entrepreneur founding a number of enterprises including two public mutual funds and three firms that became publicly traded. Details listed on LinkedIn.
In 1975 he co-authored the world’s first educational qualification for company directors and wrote “Democratising The Wealth of Nations”. The book  was published by The Company Directors Association of Australia and launched by Dr Jim Cairns MP, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. In 1977 he was commissioned by the Australian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs to undertake the first economic analysis of Aboriginals for the Australian government, and in 1991 he advised on employee privatisation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and China.
He is prolific author on reforming the theories and practices of capitalism by adopting the practices of nature to achieve sustainability. A list of his publications can be found at .
Married Pauline Markwell in 1982 and has three children and four grandchildren. Enjoys skiing, tennis and bridge.