David Harrison


David Harrison is a member of CEDA's State Advisory Council in Western Australia.
David is Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor overseeing the University’s strategic external engagement, managing the Office of the Vice-Chancellery, strategic projects, and planning and performance. He provides strategic advice and support to the Vice-Chancellor and the University Executive.

David joined Murdoch University in June 2018. 

He was previously employed at the University of Western Australia as the Director of Government and Corporate Communications. 

He has also held a senior leadership role with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he served as the General Manager of Advocacy. 

Prior to that, David had a nine-year career with ABC News as a senior radio and television reporter based in Perth and Sydney, specialising in State and Federal politics.

Prior to joining the ABC as a cadet in 1998, David studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating with an Associate Degree in Broadcasting. David has also completed post graduate studies at The University of Western Australia acquiring a Graduate Certificate in Business.

David is also a 2011 Graduate of the Leadership WA signature program; a member of the CEDA State Advisory Council, Chair of CCI’s Economic Development Forum, and a member of the Falls Road Primary School Board.

David is married to Marianne with two children, Will Harrison, born in 2008, and Scarlett, born in 2010.

He is a passionate member of the Perth Wildcats.

View full list of CEDA's West Australian State Advisory Council Members.