Christine Dacey, Deputy Secretary, Aviation and Airports Group
Christine Dacey is currently the Deputy Secretary, Aviation and Airports at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.
Christine has worked for 27 years in the Australian Public Service. She has over 15 years in the Senior Executive Service (SES) working across a range of policy, programs, corporate and service delivery areas in the Department of Transport and Infrastructure, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection/Home Affairs.
Christine is currently Deputy Secretary, with responsibilities for aviation transport policy, programs and regulatory arrangements.
Christine has a Bachelor of Commerce (economics and public policy) from Griffith University.
Andrew Parker, Group Executive, Government, Industry, International, Sustainability, Qantas Airways Limited
Andrew manages the Group’s government, industry, public policy, regulatory, international affairs and sustainability worldwide. Andrew is a board member of the peak advocacy group for airlines in the region - Airlines for Australia New Zealand (A4ANZ) – and is also a board member of IATA’s industry committee and an Advisory Board Member of the Tourism & Transport Forum.
Before Qantas, Andrew was Senior Vice President – Public, International, Industry, Environment Affairs at Emirates, based in Dubai. Andrew was previously the founder and Managing Director of a large public affairs firm that was acquired by the Ogilvy Group in 2001. He has also been a press secretary and senior political adviser to various Australian political leaders and Ministers and worked as a journalist in newspapers and television in Australia, the US and UK. He is Chairman of the NSW Australia Day Council.
Dan Freeman, Payloads and Customer Engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Dan Freeman is director of Payloads and Customer Engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He also serves as engineering director for Boeing's Confident Travel Initiative to help the aviation industry safely resume global air travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This initiative brings together Boeing’s vast resources to support customer airlines, partner with industry associations to amplify efforts, and use data-driven approaches to keep passengers safe and healthy.
In Dan’s role leading Payloads and Customer Engineering, he is responsible for integrating the functional requirements and aesthetics within the cabin and cargo compartments, ensuring functional excellence, and leading the Flammability Compliance System. He is also responsible for the configuration and technical interface with commercial, government and other customers through sales campaigns, airplane delivery, and for fleet modifications. Customer Engineering performs the technical role on the BCA Sales teams.
Dan was previously Chief Engineer for 737 Interiors, leading the Interiors Engineering Management Team, which is responsible for safety and product integrity, product definition for parts, plans and tools – as well as engineering process and product improvement for the main cabin interior on the 737 airplane.
From 2011 to 2012, Dan was Chief Engineer for the Seat Integration Team, responsible for seating on all aircraft models.
Dan began his Boeing career in 1987 working in Manufacturing Research and Development, where he supported the Interiors Manufacturing operation. His Boeing career has included leadership roles working with a variety of products throughout Interiors.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University and a certificate from the Advanced Management Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is married and has three children.
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