David Epstein is an experienced corporate affairs executive with a background in regulatory and public affairs, internationally and in Australia. His career spans public and private sectors, including as a senior ministerial adviser serving under three prime ministers, culminating as chief of staff to the prime minister, as well as executive roles at BHP Billiton, Qantas and Optus. He is a director of Opera Australia, TIO Limited, the European Australian Business Council, The Asia Society Australia and the Committee for Sydney. Educated at The ANU and Wharton (UPenn), he is keen photographer and occasional writer in his spare time. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the HeadOn Photo Festival Foundation and has been a semi-finalist for Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.