Manager, Emergency Risk Management Unit
Sydney Water Corporation

David Parsons

Current Appointments

  • Manager, Sydney Water's Security and Emergency Risk Management Unit
  • Project Director, Sydney Water's Counter-Terrorism Strategy
  • Chair, National Water Sector Critical Infrastructure Assurance Advisory Group
  • Visiting lecturer to the Emergency Management Australia Institute
  • Member of the National Chemical Biological Radiological (CBR)
    Working Group

  • Led Sydney Water's Business Continuity Planning for Y2K and the Sydney Olympics
  • Awarded Emergency Management Australia Director-General's Award for contribution to emergency management training in Australia
  • Awarded Royal Life Saving Society Award for resuscitating a runner in the trial Olympic Marathon
  • Received a Ministerial Commendation for outstanding performance while previously serving as a District Emergency Management Officer
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness
Professional Memberships
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Emergency Services
  • Member of the International Association of Emergency Managers
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Disaster Management Canada