Michael Parker

Michael Parker

Vice President, Alcoa Corporation,
President Alcoa Alumina and
Australia Region

Michael Parker is Chairman and Managing Director of Alcoa of Australia as well as President Alcoa Refining and Australia Region for Alcoa Inc. Appointed to the dual leadership roles in September 2015, Michael is responsible for Alcoa’s global alumina refinery portfolio which includes eight refineries in five countries (Australia, Brazil, Spain, Suriname and United States of America) and employs more than 5,700 people. In Australia he represents the company to facilitate growth opportunities and manages key stakeholder relationships. Alcoa of Australia employs 4,600 people in Western Australia and Victoria.

Since joining Alcoa in 1994, Michael has held various management positions in Australia and the United States, primarily focused on Alcoa’s upstream operations in alumina and aluminium.

From 2010 to 2015 Michael was Director Business Development and Marketing for Alcoa of Australia. He was responsible for sales, marketing, business development and energy strategy for the Australian operations. From January 2015 he was also Vice President Commercial for Alcoa’s global refining business.

For the three years prior to 2010 Michael worked in Knoxville, Tennessee, as Vice President of Alcoa Materials Management - an $8.5 billion revenue enterprise in 2009.

Michael has previously served as a member of the London Metal Exchange’s Aluminium Committee, was a Director of the Trustee Board for the Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan until August 2015 and a Director of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline until September 2015.

Michael holds a Bachelor degree in International Business from Griffith University, Queensland.

Born in Sydney, Michael now resides in Perth with his wife and four children.