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David Utting stands up for the smaller players. He represents 100s of small and family businesses in mining and agriculture including in sustainable forestry.  Often overlooked by Government, multinationals and big business, David Utting speaks strongly on behalf of juniors and smaller players

  • David Utting Corporate - lead in lobbying, media and community engagement
  • WA Midwest Yilgarn Infrastructure Group -  Incorporated Secretary/Chief exec 
  • Sustainable Forest Industries Roundtable - Convenor 

Servicing metro and regional WA and also reaching Aust/NZ, David Utting Corporate is a boutique agency offering tailored and personalised services unmatched by other companies.

  • Campaign Management Including Social Media
  • Investor & Government Relations
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Community Relations
  • Issues and Crisis Management
  • Executive Media Training and Presentation Skills
  • Crisis Management and Reputation Protection
  • Branding and Video Production
  • View WA Poll on State govt performance and public attitudes to forestry

DUC has experience in:  Property; Infrastructure; Mining & Exploration; Oil & Gas; Renewable Energy; Health; Telecommunications, Technology; Finance; FMCGs; Associations and Not for Profits.

David is a former Director on the Board of the Mid West Ports Authority, managing Geraldton Port with over 16 million tonnes of cargo worth $6 billion per annum.

David is secretary of peak industry body the WA Midwest Yilgarn Infrastructure Group representing crucial industry sectors

The Sustainable Forest Industries Roundtable (formed in 2022 with David Utting as convener), was in response to the WA Government’s shock ban on sustainable harvesting of regrowth forests in September 2021. 

Even government departments and agencies were not informed of this political decision which was done to appease green members of the Labor Party and stop Labor votes from leaking to the Greens. 

SFIR represents the hundreds of secondary industries and small, mostly family  businesses, reliant on sustainably harvested hardwood timbers from WA’s south-west forests, including furniture manufacturers, wood-craftspeople and artisans, firewood suppliers, landscaping and playground businesses, the horticulture industry, the heritage building restoration sector, animal and poultry bedding suppliers and wood heater manufacturers.
Logging in old growth forests was banned in 2001 and the new logging ban just kills off a sustainable industry which has operated on a sustainable basis for over a century. Indeed we are calling for regrowth areas to be harvested on a 200 year cycle which continues WA’s position as one of the most sustainable forest industries in the world.

David Utting has extensive, high-level experience, throughout Australia and New Zealand, across diverse industries which gives him unique insights as to how business and government function.

David thoroughly understands the communications mix because he brings to bear diverse experience across many sectors including:  

Press Secretary to Lucy Turnbull, Lord Mayor of Sydney; Ministerial Adviser; Senior daily newspaper Journalist at The West Australian; Corporate Investor and Communications Manager; Doctoral Researcher, Academic and University Lecturer in Film, Communications and Journalism; Media Commentator and Broadcaster and Market and Political Research Consultant.

David Utting holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (UWA), a Graduate Diploma in Journalism, a Master of Arts in Literature & Communication and a Diploma in Small Business.

DUC plays a key role in peak industry bodies: the former Yilgarn Iron Producers Association and now with WAMYIG (the WA Midwest Yilgarn Infrastructure Group Inc, in addition to working with many other industry organisations and Government.

He is convenor of the Sustainable Forest Industries Roundtable.

In the Media

Yilgarn Job Prospects Hinge on Green LightYilgarn Job Prospects Hinge on Green Light
The future of iron mining in the Yilgarn is in the balance with three new mines proposed for construction as soon as practicable. read more…

Twiggy Story Just Aunty on the Mining WarpathTwiggy Story Just Aunty on the Mining Warpath
The ABC has again put on display its anti-mining ideology. The vehicle for this was a potted history of iron ore icon Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest on Aunty's flagship current affairs show Four Corners, which aired on Monday. read more…

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