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Mr David Parker

David Parker is the Director, Government and Public Affairs with Quadrant Energy Pty Ltd.

He is responsible for the company’s External Affairs function. Based in Perth, Quadrant Energy is a leading Australian producer of oil and gas, and one of the largest exploration and production companies in Australia. He was previously Director, Policy and External Relations for the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME). Prior to this, he was Industry Development Manager for the Australian Gas Association (AGA), establishing the Perth Office and responsible for promoting the development of the Australian natural gas industry in particular, gas markets in Western Australia and Northern Australia.

In the mid-1990s he was appointed Administration Manager at the former WMC Resources Ltd Nifty Copper Operation, located near the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region of WA. During this time he was appointed to the Board of the Pilbara Development Commission.

Between 1991 and 1994 he was Corporate Affairs Officer for Alcoa of Australia Ltd, based in the company’s Melbourne corporate office. Before joining the resources sector he was Marketing Manager for the Institute of Public Affairs in Melbourne and an Advisor to the Western Australian Leader of the Opposition between 1987 and 1989 in Perth.

He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Monash University, Melbourne and a Bachelor of Business Degree from Curtin University, Perth.

He has served in a number of RAAF Reserve roles, most recently with the ADF’s 1 Joint Public Affairs Unit and No 25 (City of Perth) Squadron. He is a Governor of the Petroleum club of Western Australia, a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (WA), a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM).

He is married with three young children.