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David Parsons

David Parsons

Crisis Management Australia

David’s company Crisis Management Australia provides a range of emergency management advice to jurisdictions across Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Europe. He is a founding partner of Response and Recovery Aotearoa New Zealand (RRANZ). RRANZ provides emergency management leadership training throughout New Zealand on behalf of the National Emergency Management Agency.  

David previously managed Sydney Water’s Emergency Management and Counter Terrorism Program. Following September 11 David established the Water Services Sector Group within the Australian Government’s Trusted Information Sharing Network and was a member of the Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council for 14 years. Prior to commencing at Sydney Water David served as the Regional Emergency Management Officer for Central West NSW where he was awarded a Ministerial Commendation for his efforts.  

David is an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Emergency Services, a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute, a Fellow of the Emergency Management Academy New York and a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers.