Daniel is senior advisor in economics and industry policy with a background in influencing public policy and industry strategy, managing government programmes and providing economic analysis.
Daniel was awarded with an Australia Day Medallion for his role in the development and delivery of the Automotive Engineering Graduate Programme. The programme formed part of the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund and was part of a holistic set of policies aimed at transitioning workers and businesses following the closure of the Australian car manufacturing industry. Daniel’s time with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science was also spent with the strategic policy branch where he worked as part of the cross-portfolio team to influence the strategic direction of the Department. He also provided advice to seasoned publications and economic papers such as the Chief Economists’ Industry Insights report and the Department’s digital economy strategy, Australia’s Tech Future.
Daniel holds an economics honours degree from UTS where his thesis was awarded first place in his graduate cohort. He also holds a double degree in commerce and the arts with distinction from the University of Wollongong. Daniel has since applied his interests for economics working with academics on research papers and is completing postgraduate studies with the ANU where he was granted an academic scholarship.
In his current role Daniel manages economic and industry policy in the areas of taxation, competition, small business, industry, innovation, digital economy, cybersecurity, government procurement, red tape and regulatory reform. Daniel’s extracurricular activities include commercialising his innovation patent by working alongside marketing professionals and software developers to design a mobile app.
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