NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA
David Fricker joined the National Archives as Director-General on 1 January 2012. David began his career at the Australian Customs Service in 1979 after completing a BA in Computing Studies. In 1987 he moved to the private sector, joining Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Senior Consultant and Account Manager, and in 1993 founded Business Synetics pty ltd, a consultancy company providing strategic planning, information systems architecture and business process improvement services to Federal Government. He left Business Synetics in 2002 to join the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). For five years he held the position of CIO, and was appointed to the position of Deputy Director-General in July 2007. David has been an active member of International Council on Archives (ICA) since 2012, hosting the ICA Congress in Brisbane. In 2013 he was elected President Forum of National Archivists (FAN), and was appointed President of the ICA in October 2014. In 2015 he was appointed by the Director-General UNESCO to the position of Vice-President of the UNESCO Memory of the World International Advisory Committee. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Professional Member of the Australian Society of Archivists. In 2015 he was made Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the Republic of France.