Vice President, UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN)

Short Biography

DAVID MORRIS is Vice President of the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network and leads an advisory firm advising organisations in Asia Pacific and Europe on political risks and opportunities.

He is a former Australian diplomat, senior political adviser and was until recently the representative in China of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

David is Senior Research Fellow, Beijing Foreign Studies University, and is part of a prestigious Erasmus + Jean Monnet Research Network studying links between the European Union, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative.

He is currently completing a PhD and has an MBA from Henley Business School and BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney.

He is widely published, including regular features in Asia Global Online, with recent publications on cyber security, the US-China trade war, Chinese social credit system, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and geopolitical contest in the Pacific.

In 2019, he chaired the UN Asia Pacific Business Forum in Papua New Guinea.