David Parker

  • Chair & CEO, Clean Energy Regulator

Mr Parker has extensive experience in economics and public administration with a long professional involvement in policy and regulatory matters in a range of areas.

Prior to joining the agency, Mr Parker was Deputy Secretary at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Mr Parker was responsible for the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, the Department’s Water, Export, Trade and Market Access divisions.

Mr Parker has been Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Environment and Energy with responsibility for water, Antarctica and National parks, and elements of climate change policy.

Mr Parker spent 25 years at Treasury, where he worked on financial sector liberalisation, tax reform, macroeconomic forecasting and policy, competition policy, energy policy and international economic issues. He was made a Deputy Secretary in 2004.

​From 1997 to 2002 Mr Parker worked at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. Mr Parker has qualifications in economics and law and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012.