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David Epstein


David Epstein is vice-president, corporate affairs and regulatory affairs for Singtel Optus. Educated at The ANU and Wharton (UPenn), David is an experienced corporate affairs executive with a background in regulatory and public affairs, both internationally and in Australia.

His career spans public and private sectors, including BHP Billiton, Qantas, chief of staff to the leader of the federal Opposition and as a senior ministerial adviser to three prime ministers, culminating as chief of staff to the prime minister.

He is a member the board of Opera Australia, the European Australian Business Council and the Australian Advisory Board of The Asia Society, as well as a councillor of Creative Partnerships Australia.

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