David Epstein is a non-executive director and consultant public affairs adviser, specialising in political risk management, corporate communications, and regulatory strategy. He is Principal of Vigot & Co, Chair of Communications Compliance Limited, the independent consumer compliance monitoring body for the Australian telecommunications industry, and an Adjunct Professor within the Deakin Business School of Deakin University.
He has led group public affairs, regulatory and communications functions at Qantas Airways, BHP Billiton and Optus (Singtel), and been a senior adviser to three Australian Prime Ministers, culminating as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister.
Educated at The ANU and Wharton, David is a director of Opera Australia, Communications Compliance Ltd, The Asia Society-Australia, and Can Too Foundation. He has served on the boards of Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO Ltd) and the Committee for Sydney. He also sits on advisory boards for IoTStream Limited, the Advisory Board Centre and the Headon Photo-festival Foundation.