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David Parker

Chair and CEO

Clean Energy Regulator

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David Parker was appointed Chair of the Clean Energy Regulator on 3 July 2017. David was previously a Deputy Secretary in the Departments of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Department of the Environment and the Commonwealth Treasury. David has qualifications in economics and law. With a career spanning more than 25 years with Treasury, David has worked on financial sector liberalisation, tax reform, macroeconomic forecasting and policy, competition policy, energy policy and international economic issues. More recently he also oversaw Water, Antarctica and National Parks, elements of Climate Change policy, trade negotiations and export market regulation. From 1997 to 2002 David worked at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. David was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012.